Getting what you want whenever you want it, has been the deepest desire of humanity. Young people work hard to acquire more knowledge and skills to have the chance of getting what they want in the future. Middle-aged people work even harder to get what they want, time an essential factor to be considered. But success does not come in bottles.
How can you get what you want … now? Here is some advice.
Dream a lot, but make a plan
Walt Disney said “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse”, but dreaming is not enough.
We can spend all our lives dreaming about our company’s success or our personal success, yet if we do not make a detailed plan considering the priorities and building a timetable to execute them, we are left only with a bunch of wishes.
Never give up
Successful people never give up. They learn from every failure and every mistake. Remember Carl Carlson’s 17-year efforts to make his copy machine (Xerox) a reality and Thomas Edison’s 10,000 experiments to invent the light bulb. The powerful lesson from many great inventors and entrepreneurs in human history is – Never Give Up!
Those inventors kept on trying. They did not allow negative results or rejection to kill their new ideas, hopes and dreams. They took every obstacle as a challenge to overcome. They picked themselves up after every rejection and kept working even harder.
Do not fear change
Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” After fear of public speaking, fear of changing is the strongest impediment to success. However, if we want to improve the quality of our lives, the revenue of our companies, or the inter-personal relationships with people around us, we have to change. Positive behavioral change is a must to improve results.
Understand your weaknesses and your strengths
Be realistic. There is always room for improvement. Last week I learned another important lesson in my life when I decided to take a sales assessment to evaluate my sales skills. This assessment provides crucial insights that reveal the hidden barriers you can eliminate to maximize your sales performance. Today, after digesting and analyzing the results of my assessment, I have key information which will allow me to dramatically improve my sales skills.
Developing your skills and knowledge in order to minimize your weaknesses is fundamental to get what you want. However, do not forget to keep developing your strengths. Those are the ones that got you where you are today.
The power of getting everything you want in life whenever you want it is in you. If you want to change the outcome of your actions, you have to start analyzing your thought processes and act now.