What You Want vs What You Want To Do

Sometimes, we stand in our own way because we won’t do the work that is necessary to get us to where we want to go. Even when the steps are elementary, we often don’t do them because they are uncomfortable or just foreign to us.

Look at the goals that you have set for your life. What do you aspire to be or do? The questions below will help identify whether you are stalled. If you answer no to any of the following questions, you might know what you want, but you are dragging your feet on what you need to do.

Start by thinking about What You Want (aka your goal.) Then answer honestly:

  1. In the last week, have you gotten what you want? 
  2. Have you tried, but failed in an embarrassing way to get what you want? 
  3. Have you talked to one new person (someone you did not know before) who has succeeded at your goal? 

If you want to move forward and get what you want, you must: 

  1. Throw yourself into your work each week as if you can succeed. 
  2. Trying new and uncomfortable ways of succeeding
  3. Learn from people who have already succeeded. (But not just the people within your circle: new people.)

If you want to get to where you want to be, you must do the things that must be done to get there. You can’t take a short-cut on the work.