S:0738 Principle: Getting What You Want

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


An old saying is, “Don’t get mad, get even!”

Well, that’s old technology. Why not just “get what you want?”

Instead of seeing the world as a place of limited resources, instead of feeling you have to take personally what others do, instead of making up stories about “them” and about what happened, how about simply getting clear about what you want and go for that? All energy you direct toward getting mad or getting even is energy diverted from your purpose, your path in life.

True, due to our conditioning, this is easier to say than to do, at least initially. But when you try it, you will discover that outcomes which are pleasing to you show up much more frequently and easily.

Side note: If you are someone who is wired to be competitive, you can still redirect your energy to getting what you want. Just use your “competitors” to measure your progress rather than making the comparison be about them.


Coaching Point: Is it okay for you to be “Self-ish” enough to go for what you want?


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