We all want what we want and we want to get it when we want it. But, the Billion-dollar question is: How are you going about getting what you want? There is a lot of info out there about what to do to get what you want, but not much out there about the way to go about doing it successfully.
If you are not having your way with success, then most likely you are “Halfing” your way with success. What this means is that you most likely are denying and delaying yourself the success that you so badly want by not applying all of you to the process of attaining your goal.
There are endless numbers of reasons why one may consciously or subconsciously choose to go about achieving their goal using half way measures. But, rather than undergoing laborious psychological analysis, I’ve found that setting and executing on esteemable action steps will, more quickly and effectively, heal whatever is causing you to give half-hearted effort in attaining success.
Assuming that you are doing what you want to be doing or are minimally doing something that is compatible with what you ultimately want to do (i.e. is a smart stepping stone advancing you forward to your ultimate destination/destiny), then the half-measured approach you’re taking is merely a result of not yet being informed on the way to go about success.
To have what you want, within the time frames that you want it, avoid half-measures at all costs. Instead, give it your all by applying the totality of who you are to the process of executing on your plan to achieve success.
Have Your Way with Success by Being “All in It to Win It” by Being:
1.Honest with yourself. If you are half-heartedly doing anything, be it a job, relationship, etc. then it’s time to reevaluate why you’re not “all in it to win it”. If you are not all in, then you can’t expect to achieve joy, contentment and success. Rather, you can expect problems to arise. Half-measures equal failure. Get proactive and get all in or get out otherwise I can assure you the other party will do it for you.
2. Emotionally connected to what you are doing. If you aren’t feeling happy, excited, pumped or joyful about what you are doing, then the disconnect will show up as problems that can result in temporary or even permanent failure. Find the happy in what you are doing, connect with and express it.
3. Intellectually, creatively and/or mentally stimulated. Half-measures are caused by lack of mental stimulation. If you aren’t being stretched and excited about how you can grow, revolutionize or innovate, then you’ll be lacking a key piece of what you’ll need to succeed.
4. Physically fit for success. The power of healthy food, exercise and sleep is way underrated in the formula for achieving success. A healthy body is a healthy mind and both are needed to achieve lasting success.
5. Tapped into faith. Achieving super sized success requires courage. Courage comes from having the faith that as long as you back faith with action, success is inevitable. Faith allows you to have the conviction, strength, tenacity and fearlessness to go “all in.” Find the source of faith that inspires and motivates you the most.
The first step to success is committing yourself to go ALL IN. Conversely, the first step to failure is accepting half-measures. What will you choose?
In closing my shocking confession: I wanted to make money. I wanted to keep the expensive sports car I was driving. Yet, I was unemployed. I saw a sales job posting that came with a large salary. I went on the interview and was immediately hired. I can’t tell you how uninspired I was at this job. Nothing about it was creative, innovative, cutting edge, motivational, inspirational or aspirational. Now, I’m a total achiever, and yet here I was clocking in and out only barely doing what I had to do to get paid. I was sleep walking through this job. I’d never done that before. Then, one day it finally really scared me because I was not being myself—I was actually feeling like I was becoming dumbed down. I was losing my mojo by just idly sitting by and banking bucks. Oddly, nobody seemed to notice, but I did. And, I knew eventually the boss would too. Once I had that sudden epiphany, I never went back. I learned that the security of a “sure thing” that doesn’t inspire my full engagement, isn’t security or success at all. You can’t find success where you are if you aren’t all there.