The Four Important Strategies for Getting Anything You Want

When I started doing a ton of research. I wanted to know that it took to make an OK life into an extraordinary life!
I studied all my “self-help” heroes to see what they did to become happy and fulfilled. I read books by Gabby Bernstein, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Henry Ford, and others. I read hundreds of books on happiness, finding your purpose, creating habits, and money. And, over time, I started to see some patterns.

I started to see the key things that can make your life so amazing you can’t even trust it’s all real. The following strategies come from the above people. They are the patterns I found when looking at their amazing lives.

1. Be Specific

I bet you constantly have a list of things you want to do in life running through your mind. I know I do: purchase an investment property property, live in Delhi, own a kayak, be able to do a chin up, my list goes on. And I’m sure yours does too.

We all have things we want to do but just can’t seem to ever get around to actually doing them. And do you know why that is? Most of the time, it’s because we aren’t asking for specific things.

The first strategy to getting anything you want is: be specific.

Many people, including me, have the tendency to ask for general things. Things like “make more money” or “travel more often” or “lose some weight”.

You have to get much more particular about your objectives.

Being specific means realizing what you want. When you want it. Who will be there with you when you get it, and what will life look like once you have obtained it.

Instead of saying “I want to make more money” tell me exactly how much you want to make. How will you feel when you get it? When do you want to be making this amount by? Why this specific amount?

Once you can see your goal in exact detail then you can start to figure out how to get there.

2. Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t


The second strategy to get whatever you want is: don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.

At whatever point someone tells you “you can’t do ______”, what they are truly saying is “I can’t do ______ and you make me feel uncomfortable”. It might be your friends, your family or your teacher… eventually someone is going to tell you that you can’t.

Pursuing your fantasies takes a lot of guts. You are building a life that few people have the courage to live. You travel and own property. You work for yourself and you spend loads of money on dinners and drinks with your friends. You have a life that scares people.

When people are afraid they tend to try and stop you because they don’t want to be uncomfortable. You can’t give them a chance to stop you!

Sometimes other people are not the problem. In a lot of cases, we have an amazing support system in place and everyone is our cheerleader. And the main individual who continues saying “You can’t do it” is yourself.

We come up with excuses and reasons why we can’t. We tell ourselves things like “it’s already been done”, “you aren’t smart enough”, or “you are too old or too young”. And, after some time, we begin to trust it.

The point is, don’t give anybody, or yourself, a chance to let you know that you can’t do something.

Rather, think of all the reasons it can work! Think of all the reasons you believe in yourself. Realize that you are capable and in control.

3. Take Action

I have this friend, Rahul, that HATES his job as a marketing assistant. He hates every day of his life that he is working. He complains daily about his boss, the boring work, and the toxic environment at the office. Whenever I ask him what he would rather be doing he says things like “I think I would like engineering but I don’t know”. And when I ask if he has looked into what it would take to be an engineer he says no and then goes back to complaining.
He has never even Googled what being an engineer looks like. All he would have to do is pull out his phone and look at some websites and it could change his life in amazing ways. Yet he doesn’t do anything.
This brings me to the third strategy to getting whatever you want in life: take action.
Nothing happens without some kind of action. You can plan and plan and plan forever but if you don’t do anything about those plans, it will never be. If you are ever feeling stuck it’s most likely because of a lack of action.
Action usually means getting out of the house and actually doing something. But it could also be as simple as Googling a question you have.
Once you start taking some action the universe will bend to make things happen for you. You will meet that person, stumble upon the book you need, and get that call. There is nothing that can stand in your way. The missing piece is always action.
If you are stuck spend some time writing down twenty things you could do right now to get one step closer to your goal. Sometimes, just getting the ideas flowing can give you enough moment to get moving

4. Let it Go

The final step to getting anything you want in life is: let go.
You need to believe the process, believe yourself, and believe that the universe has your back. You need to decide that you are going to get the life you want and then let it go.
Put all your expectations out into the universe, concentrate on it, need it, want it. Set out your specific goals, realize that you can do it, take that first step and then let it all go.
The letting it go step can be the hardest. If you are anything like me and feel the need to control everything, letting go can be a struggle. But, I promise you, once you go through the steps above and put everything in motion inertia will take over.
You don’t have to always be in control of everything. And you definitely don’t always need to know the answers. But you do need to trust that it will all work out the way it is supposed to, because it will!
As you experience the above steps you will start to see what I mean. Doors will open up for you, you will meet the right people, and things will simply happen!
Define your objectives, decide that you can, make some move, and then let the universe take over. You will be amazed at what you can do.