Posts Tagged ‘mind set’

What do you Want?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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Most people don’t get what they want in life because they don’t know what they want. They may have a vague idea, but they can’t articulate clearly what true success means for them. In fact, when I ask people what they want, nine times out of ten they tell me what they don’t want. They say things like:

     

    • “Well, I don’t want to be broke anymore.”
    • “I don’t want all this credit card debt.”
    • “I don’t wanna argue with my husband.”
    • “I sure don’t wanna be fat.”

    Those are good answers to the question, “What don’t you want?” But I’d asked them, “What do you want?”

    There’s a big difference between knowing what you don’t want, and knowing what you do want. That distinction is going to be the key to your success.

    If you’re thinking about what you don’t want, that’s what will show up in your life. What we think about, we bring about. So if you think consistently about what you don’t want, then that’s what will manifest in your world.

    Another thing that people do in response to the question, “What do you want?” is to tell me not what they want, but what they think they can get. This can also limit your results for two reasons. First, it may set your standard very low and put in motion a pattern of negative thinking. Second, it may not be what you really want, so there’s no passion in the dream!

    The human spirit will not invest itself in mediocrity, and you need that human spirit to achieve what you want. Your goal should be so exciting that you have butterflies in your stomach! That’s how you unlock the power of the mind and put it to work for you!

    Scott Williams

    Australian Fitness Expert