The Art of Getting What You Want

Art of getting what you want

Let’s pretend you had a magic wand that if you shake, it will show you what the rest of your life will look like. Would you give it a go or would you throw away the stick and just go with it?
I believe there are two kinds of people in this world: people who make things happen, and those who wait for things to happen. The ones who make things happen will look at the magic wand, have a giggle and walk away, waiting to embark on their next adventure, scared or not.

They know where they’re going and how to get there. The others who wait for things to happen however, will immediately shake it to see what’s to come and in 5 seconds, a whole lifetime of events would manifest themselves. Do you think this would make you happy?


With the increasingly demanding lifestyle these days, it is really a daunting task to achieve what we want. We often relate achievements with luck or a particular set of skills. The answer to the existential question might be simple which many of us fail to see it. It not only guides our behavior but also feeds the self-help industry.

We try and try but fail to understand that in order to achieve what we want, we face a lot of resistance: both internal and external. The external resistance can be worked through but when we lose hope and lower our confidence that proves to be our bigger hindrance. The most important goal for self-accomplishment is that we should not allow internal resistance to come in the way of achieving what we want.

Many advisers promise the way of getting what you want is closer to home within us. It is right in front of us, through:

  • Confidence
  • Proper planning
  • Perseverance

In order to achieve what our heart and soul desires, follow these simple yet achievable rules to master the art of getting what you want with confidence.Getting out of your own your way and ultimately getting what you want starts by practicing these two habits.

1.Stop relying on other people to tell you what to do

How many times have you wanted to do something, but hesitated due to fear of others opinion or potential reactions? At times, I’ve been shy about publishing articles, sending emails, and making phone calls all because of potential scenarios in my head.

This is why it’s essential to not place anyone’s opinion of you higher than yourself. To start putting yourself out there, pretend it’s election day and realize that we all get one vote. Therefore, peoples opinion isn’t worth any more than yours when it comes to doing whatever it is that you want to do.

2. Don’t get comfortable in your own reality

Break up the idle mind by putting a disruption into your typical routine and thought processes.

In business, for example, question habits and industry norms that don’t sound right nor feel right to you. Assess your habits and ask “is this a habit that gets me to the end result that I want?”

3.Be smart, confident, and persistent

Do not let anyone fool you by showing a short cut or changing your dreams. Irrespective of the setbacks, with confidence, you get up and move ahead. If you want it badly, you would always find a way. Perseverance is the key to success. It really is!!

Do not let complaining be a part of your journey towards achieving what you want. Stop procrastination and work towards achieving your ambitions. 

4.Try a different route

While walking on the same path day in and day out, you would arrive at the same place. If you are not able to achieve your goal, it’s time to change your path. Take a different route to arrive at your destination.

Einstein’s well-known quote adds up to this point. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Change your approach, take an off trodden path. Life may surprise you. We must never be stick to the humdrum, rather mix it up a little.

5.Believe in your own divine power

The words of all the great spiritual teachers encourage us to see ourselves as unlimited and to know that even the least among us has the divine power of God available at every moment of our lives.

We know that, if you practice studiously, can begin to manifest for yourself virtually anything that you are capable of conceiving in your mind. You must unplug from your conditioning and know in that private space behind your eyes that you can and will take on the challenge of manifesting your destiny.

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