We all do it at times. We make our own choices for what we want based on a current reality, that is, the natural “next level,” OR in response to what is being offered to us.
We manipulate what we REALLY want into what we think we can get instead.
As a result, we skip the #1 step in the fool-proof process to getting anything we want– CHOOSE.
I’ll give you an example. A client is being sought after to fill a new position in the organization. When asked, “What do you want?” he states, “I’m going to see what they offer me and go from there.”
This waiting to choose based on logic or what others decide almost always guarantees you will limit who you become and what you receive!
See all kinds of cool things happen when you choose what you want based on your deepest desires. First, when you CHOOSE (regardless of what the current reality rationally dictates) you begin to show up in the world in a way that attracts what you want. You commit. And like a thoroughbred with blinders you pursue your target.
Second, the universe or God or nature, whatever you want to call it, conspires to support you. I see it all of the time in my own life and in the lives of my clients. You get started and the universe shows up to bring situations together to support you.
So here’s the point I want to make: don’t wait to choose what you REALLY want based on…
What the company decides
What the neighbors prefer
What seems logical or rationale
What you think you can have
Or what is being offered
Bottom line: Whether you’re in the corporate world, an entrepreneur, or a full-time mom, your first step in getting what you really want is to choose it. You can create whatever you choose to be or do!
What the client above really wanted was the opportunity to have a global role within the company, with a limited amount of travel (sounds crazy, I know), with a salary 35% higher than a similar position had been paid previously, and to receive options in the company.
He chose and saw this before it was offered, AND he got it all. But then that’s just the way it works.
You are what you choose to be. No if, and, or buts!
Answer the question, what do I REALLY want in my business, my relationship, my finances, and my life? Really.
Then watch what Will Smith has to say about choosing who you want to be.
And if you like this, send it to a friend!
Lots of love,