Want Do You Want?

Looking for answers

What will be your lifetime achievements?

People without a winning mindset usually don’t know what it is they want from life.

If you ask them you will get a blank look.

You will see their mind churning trying to provide a somewhat intelligent answer.

If you don’t know what you want then you will get what life throws at you.

Most people live their life this way.

The follow the patterns they see around them, not thinking about forging their own path.

For most in the western world it goes like this.

Leave school, get a job, find a partner, get married, have children….

You see them all around you.

Living a life of conformity.

They may occasionally wish for nicer, better things.

But those wishes are no more than idle daydreams.

They don’t take action on those daydreams.

And those dreams are soon forgotten when they return to their daily grind.

Why do they do this?

Because it takes effort to work out and then pursue what they really want.

And most people do not want to put in any effort to change their lives for the better.

People with Winning Mindsets Always Know What They Want

A person that has a winning mindset will always know what they want.

They will know where they are going to be in a year’s time, five years, ten years and so on.

Not only do they know what they want, but they have a plan to get it.

They take the time out to look at the different aspects of their lives.

They live with purpose and identify improvements they need to make.

Improvements such as acquiring new skills, becoming healthier, or improving their relationships.

People with winning mindsets know the power of asking themselves the right questions.

They know that asking questions about their life will stimulate their subconscious minds.

Responding to those questions gives them the answers they need.

They use the answers to set new goals.

You can do it too.

An Exercise in Personal Discovery

Find a quiet place with no distractions and take a pen and paper with you.

Look at the different aspects of your life and ask yourself searching questions.

You can take a look at the following areas of your life:

  • Your business or career
  • Your money
  • Your health
  • Your relationships
  • Your skills
  • Your contribution to the world

The areas of your life that you want to identify are entirely up to you.

You know yourself better than anyone else does.

Once you have identified these areas it is time to ask yourself the right questions to discover what you want.

So you could ask yourself: Am I happy with my current business or career?

If the answer is “no”, then ask yourself; “Why is this so?”.

You might find that your business or career is not providing you with enough income for example.

So write down that you want to increase your income.

Go through this process for all the different aspects of your life that you want to work on.

When looking at your health you may decide that you need to lose some weight.

For your skills you may need to learn how to be a good public speaker.

It doesn’t matter it is, make sure you write everything down.

Identifying what you Really Want to Achieve

When you perform this exercise you should end up with all the things that you want to do to improve your life.

People with a winning mindset know that they can’t take on too many new goals at once.

They examine each item to see how important it is to them.

So if you wrote that you want to increase your income ask yourself how much you want to do this.

Then imagine having achieved this already and notice how you feel.

Go for the things that conjure up the strongest feelings within you.

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Co-Founder & CEO of Link Management Group. An Investor & Coach to Small Business Owners, for the past 30 years I have helped startup and early-stage businesses to enter new markets and achieve sustainable growth of both revenue and profits. I have experience across a diverse range of sectors including central government, information services, software, health insurance, pet products, couture fashion, entertainment and aviation.  How can I help your organisation accelerate growth and achieve its full potential? 

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