5 strategic tips on how to get anything you want in life

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Highlights: You can have it all, but only if you have the right attitude. Find out how to get anything you want in life with these five power tools.
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If you’re reading this, you’re probably quite ambitious.

If you’re a business owner, there’s a good chance that you’re always on the lookout to expand and improve not just the bottom line but also other aspects of your company, such as customer service, product development, or marketing.  

If you’re an employee, you’re ready to take the courses and read the books that will take you from where you are to where you want to go. You’ll do what it takes to rise to a position that you have your eye on.

But is ambition enough?

It will work only when you’re fired up, enthusiastic, and ready to take on the world.

What about the days when you’re feeling low? What about the days when you can barely inspire yourself to get out of bed in the morning, let alone confront the tasks on your to-do list and the appointments on your calendar?

Those are the days when you need something extra to motivate you and keep going, no matter the challenges you face.

Find out how to get anything you want using these five power tools.

1. Staying positive

This is not about toxic positivity, insisting on looking at the “bright side,” and refusing to take action even when everything is falling apart.

Being optimistic is about taking note of what went wrong, learning from it, and moving on. No dwelling or beating yourself up over the past, but looking ahead and knowing when you need to go into problem-solving mode.

A positive outlook will speed up your journey to success because you’re not wasting time worrying about what’s already happened. You’re too busy fixing mistakes and taking the next step.

2. Recognizing self-motivators

Successful people always pick themselves up, brush themselves off, and go, “What else you got?” These are the people who refuse to stay down, no matter how many curveballs life throws at them.

So if you’re wondering how to get anything you want in life, find these self-motivators and spend more time with them.

You’ll learn how they handle failure and frustration, the two most dangerous pitfalls on the road to success. This will help you understand what it takes to get there yourself.

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3. Being comfortable with discomfort

You have to be. Otherwise, you’re going to get stuck inside your comfort zone, and that’s pretty much a death sentence for success. Many extremely talented people end up unfulfilled and disillusioned because they are too afraid to venture out of what they already know.

The comfort zone traps even the smartest people. It’s easy to get caught up in it, especially when you’ve already managed to achieve a certain degree of success.

You tell yourself that you’re happy with what you’ve got. You don’t need to try new things, learn more, or expand your horizons. This is the kind of thinking that will make you slip into a routine that leads to failure.

Because the truth is, there is no comfort zone. You’re either moving forward or falling backward. You can’t stay where you are forever and hope to sustain your success.

Learn to embrace the discomfort of reaching for more, building healthy habits, and improving yourself. When you do this, you will never get left behind.

4. Keeping your eyes on the prize

Successful, motivated people have a laser-sharp focus on achieving goals. They find ways to keep themselves on target as they continue to do the daily, mundane tasks that will get them to where they want to go.

You can’t run a marathon if you haven’t taken the time to do the dull, everyday work of training. It’s this training period that the unsuccessful have trouble with. They can’t motivate themselves to wake up every morning, rain or shine, get out there, and do what it takes to strengthen their bodies and sharpen their minds.

Instead of focusing on the end goal, they get distracted by the dreary, day-to-day work of having to train again and again.

So, for instance, if your goal is to create a seven-figure business, what’s your big prize? Do you want to change the lives of the ones you love? Do you want to help save the environment or protect wildlife? Do you want to help educate children around the world?

Find a prize that will drive you through all that boring daily work that needs to get done, and never take your eyes off it.

5. Quitting judgment and blame

One of the best ways to stay motivated and stick to a routine is to make sure that you take ownership and responsibility for all that you do and everything that happens.

For instance, if you’re looking to get a promotion at work but someone else beats you to it, you don’t waste your time and energy talking about how unfair you think it is. You need to be too busy looking at alternate ways to achieve what you want. Maybe that’s moving to a new department in your company or switching jobs altogether.

Blaming and judging should not be part of your vocabulary because they will waste the energy and time you could use to start taking action to achieve your goals.

The world isn’t fair, and it will never be. That’s the bad news.

But there is also good news; you’ll be amazed at how much can go your way when you start to take matters into your own hands to design your future.

Build the business and life you’ve always wanted

These tools will help you get yourself up when you feel knocked down. They will help you reinvigorate your focus when you’re dealing with challenges.

Most importantly, these tools will help you strengthen your motivation as you journey toward your life and business goals. They will teach you how to shape your destiny rather than leaving it up to other people or circumstances.

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Annamaria Nagy

Annamaria Nagy

Annamaria is a freelance writer for Health + Wellness and Transformational Education brands. Formerly, she was the writers lead and the head of SEO at Mindvalley. She works with coaches and mission-driven brands to amplify their impact with strategic, value-driven copywriting.
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Annamaria Nagy

Annamaria is a freelance writer for Health + Wellness and Transformational Education brands. Formerly, she was the writers lead and the head of SEO at Mindvalley. She works with coaches and mission-driven brands to amplify their impact with strategic, value-driven copywriting.
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Ajit Nawalkha is the co-founder of Mindvalley Coach (formerly known as Evercoach by Mindvalley) and a world-leading business coach. Ajit’s passion is to make the world a better place and empower entrepreneurs to be the change the world needs.

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