“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.” ~ Tennessee Williams
You’ve overloaded on inspiration, motivation, hack and tricks about achieving your goals and striving for success. But you’re still stuck because you don’t know where to begin or have a plan to get you where you want to be. Not to disappoint you, but even with a plan, success is not guaranteed. The good news is, you really don’t need a grandiose plan to go after what you want or to succeed.
Here are 3 ways you can chase what you want without a massive master plan:
Do your research: Let your fingers do the walking and this time you don’t need the yellow pages to do it. Hit up Google to find the how, and what to getting what you want. Then the who’s, the where’s, why’s of that can help you get it done.
There’s tons of information on the internet that can help you in understanding and that can push you in the right direction.
Keep a balance of focus and open-mindedness: In pursuing anything, you need to keep an open mind. Without a plan anything is possible, flexibility is not only necessary and whatever uncertainty come your way should be embraced. Setbacks will only help you move forward, don’t get stuck on the negative.
Check in with yourself regularly and ask yourself if you are where you want to be and/or what else you can do to change that.
Understand what you want and why you want it: Sometimes we just want something for the sake of having it but we want it/them without any rhyme or reason. However, more often than not deep within us, there’s a valid reason why we want that thing. Sometimes is overshadowed by our wanting, our planning or events in our lives. But the reason is there.
Understanding what is driving you to want that job, that person, that life, is what will propel you closer to it. This defining reason of desire makes that which you desire more real and will attract the things in your life to help you get it. Or at the very least, push you closer to that which you desire.
©Etta D. Richards