Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why You Don't Get What You Want

We all want things in life, but why don't we always get what we want? By the end of this post, you'll get to know the reasons why you don't get what you wish for?
Imagine if all you had to do to get what you want was to think about it by using your mind. The mind is the greatest tool ever known to mankind. It has the power to create almost every aspect of your life. Everything in your life or around you started as a thought, a dream or a want in your mind or that of someone else. This is what shapes and develops your world and everything that happens to you. You might be asking yourself now that, 'If the mind is so powerful, then why doesn't it just give me what I want?' Your mind only has such power if you give it the right food. Let's see a few ways in which you limit the power of your mind.

1. You Think About What You Don't Want.
Talking about your problems and worries most of the time puts your mind on a vacation. If you want a promotion and you keep looking for reasons why you don't like your job, you could end up getting fired. Fulfill your end of the deal and think about what you want. Your mind will do its part.

2.  You Don't Think About How To Get What You Want.
It's not enough to just think about what you want. The next step should be to plan how to convert that want into reality. This simply means that you must get in the habit of setting goals. Deciding upon your goals clears doubt and gives you focus. Setting goals helps you move a step further towards achieving your desire. But not many people have clear, written goals that they work toward each day. Do you? Here are four reasons why people don't set goals.
- They don't know how to set goals.
Many people think they have goals, meanwhile what they have are just wishes or dreams. Unlike wishes, a goal is clear, written, specific and measurable. It's a written, step-by-step plan with which you achieve that dream.
-They think goal-setting isn't important.
People don't realize the importance of goal setting. Perhaps this is because of the environment they grew up in or the kind of friends they kept. The ability to set and achieve goals has more effect on your life than any other skill you may acquire.
- They don't want rejection.
People are afraid that if they set a goal which they eventually don't achieve, they will be ridiculed. One important rule in goal setting is to keep it to yourself, well at least the most important part. Don't tell anyone in advance. Accomplish it first, and then let them see it.
- They are afraid of failure.
Everyone experiences failure from time to time. It's hurtful and distressing whenever we fail but that doesn't mean holding your goals at ransom just because of the fear of failure. If you do this, you'll end up going through life functioning below expectation.

Life doesn't care about the size of your goals. If you set little goals, your mind will help you achieve little goals. If you set high goals, you will automatically achieve high goals. The size and magnitude of the goals you choose to think about most of the time are entirely up to you. Your mind is your greatest tool, so use it.


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