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  • 1. 7 Ways To Get AnythingYou Want

2. One phrase I hear people say ALL THE TIME is that success is allabout "taking action." No matter what your goal is, If you takeaction, you succeed. If you don't, you fail.In my experience, that's not the truth.The truth is that it's all about taking FOCUSED action. That's thedistinction that'll make or break you, and help you reach any goalyou have. 3. Here's the difference: people who just take action are peoplewho try something, then another thing, then another thing. Theyfollow the shiny objects. Then they generally get upset that"nothing works." From their perspective, they've tried all kinds ofthings, but absolutely nothing is yielding results.People who take focused action, on the other hand, don't havethat problem. They have a long-term mindset and are committedto their progress.Here are seven things you can do to take focused action andfinally see the results you're looking for: 4. 1. Have a plan with a built-in measurement system.You can't take focused action if you don't know where you'regoing. So have a measurable goal and an established timetable.Maybe it's 90 days, 180, or two years out. Then work backwardfrom that plan. What needs to happen for you to get to where youwant to go?For example, let's say you want to lose 10 pounds in two months;what needs to happen? Maybe you need to get to the gym twomore days per week and say "no" to at least one late-night dinnerper week.Whatever you want, having a specific goal and measurablemetrics along the way will help you get there. 5. 2. Have a to-do list or action plan that doesn't freak youout.Once you create your plan, take daily actions toward whateveryou're wanting to create. Make your to-dos manageable ideallywith three to five items per day.If you could accomplish one or two bigger tasks (out of your threeto five) per day, imagine how productive you'd feel at the end ofthe week?This is counterintuitive. Most of us have mile-long to-do lists. Butthe reality is that most people get overwhelmed by those lists andend up doing far less. Or they might do the opposite and getcaught up in all kinds of busy work, failing to prioritize the realchange-making tasks. 6. Going the "less is more" route will help you see major momentumwithout burning yourself out.3. Chip away consistently.The best action-takers don't need to see immediate gratification.They know that if they keep plugging away, eventually all of theirmomentum will add up and they'll see major results.They know that most "overnight" success stories are years in themaking, and they're in this for the long haul. 7. 4. Get help.If you're trying to get to a new uncharted territory for yourself, itmakes sense to cut your learning curve as much as possible.Invest in courses and mentors who can help you get to your enddestination in a faster (and cheaper, when you consider months oftrial and error) way. 8. 5. Work with your strengths and delegate the rest.It's often a lot cheaper (in time and money) to hire people for thethings you're not good at. People who take focused action don'twaste time trying to learn things that will only slow them downand/or frustrate them.They hop on sites like Elance, Fiverr, or ask for recommendations,and quickly hire out what they need. 9. 6. Have a positive attitude.Odds are, obstacles are going to come up. Successful, focusedaction-takers look for solutions quickly instead of getting intovictim mode.This way, things don't hold them back, and they can keep theirfocus on getting to their destination as quickly as possible. 10. 7. Make choices based on your goals.There are always tons of opportunities out there. People who aregreat at taking consistent, focused action only say "yes" to thingsthat are consistent with where they ultimately want to be. Theydon't flitter from shiny object to shiny object because their eyesare on the goals they've set out period.