Getting What You Want

Guest Post by Dick Warn

Most people dream of what they want, they even sometimes think about it, but very few actually act upon their desires. Here is a list of action items involved in getting.

Pick Your Target. There are so many things we can do that narrowing it down to one seems impossible. However, it must be done. Anything less leads to a jack of all trades, which doesn’t allow us to become good at anything.

In this time of emerging technology, iPhones, iPods, and tablets drive the myth of multi-tasking. Truth remains, we can only focus on one task at a time. Who knows how many well-meaning people have lost their lives as the result of texting or talking while driving.

Make Your Commitment. Achievement demands all of us, not half of us. People who half try never get where they could have gone. As the old saying goes, we need to put all of our eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

Some people refuse to commit because of fear of failure. Others are afraid they might pick the wrong target. Truth remains, no target is bad as long as it forces you to grow. The more we do, the more we learn. The more we learn, the more capable we become. People who truly master the art of achievement keep moving their sights ever higher.

Measure Your Progress. No matter what your final objective, find a way to measure progress from the very first step. If peace of mind is your final objective, measure the number of books you read and the lectures you attend. If it is money, record the deposits you make. If improving your skills, test yourself at appropriate times.

People with meaningful benchmarks get further faster than people who guess, and are far less prone to give up. 

Don’t Take “No” for an Answer. Remember, where there’s a will there’s a way. The best way to do anything has yet to be found, and anyone with a worthy dream and a stubborn streak cannot be stopped. There are times for us to put our heads down and keep pushing, even when others are saying it cannot be done.

The doers know things that the losers don’t.

Dick Warn is the author of The Miracle Minute, a weekly email sent free to readers around the world. His latest book, Mystical Mentor can be previewed at


Posted on March 28, 2013, in Personal Growth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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