We recently saw the movie, How Do You Know. We give it two BIGG thumbs up.
In case you haven’t seen it, Lisa (played by Reese Witherspoon) is a jock. She’s been a softball star her whole life.
However, now she’s struggling to keep up with the younger players. She doesn’t make the cut for the USA softball team.
In trying to find herself, she decides to see a psychiatrist. After all, she reasons, insurance pays for six sessions.
But she’s not comfortable being there. She leaves within minutes. She comes back.
The first two keys
The psychiatrist (played by Tony Shalhoub, one of our all-time favorites) gives her the two key things to life:
Figure out what you want.
Figure out who to ask for it.
We agree with the first one. But we don’t agree with the second. We think it should be:
Figure out how to get it.
“Who to ask” may be part of it, but it will only be a small part. We suspect this advice comes from the old saying, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.”
But that doesn’t work anymore (if it ever did). It may get you in the door. But it isn’t enough to close the deal.
You have to be good. You have to execute. You have to get results.
The third key
Which brings us to our third key to the life of your dreams:
All the “figuring” in the world won’t do you much good if you don’t take action. Planning is an essential activity. It’s one which many people never give much thought.
Let’s say that a little differently: it’s an activity that unsuccessful people rarely undertake.
The first two keys help you identify the “what” (your life plan) and the “how” (your strategic plan). But they aren’t enough.
Contrary to popular advice, the life of your dream won’t suddenly be bestowed upon you just because you’ve figured out what you want.
You have to go. You have to get it yourself.
Or settle. Settle for what you have know. Settle for where you are now.
The choice is yours!
The fourth key
But we’re not through yet. There’s a fourth key if you want to live the life of your dreams.
Keep getting it.
You will face obstacles. This is the final filter on the path to BIGG success.
Losers quit. But you’re a winner.
You will live your dream life. You will reach BIGG success!
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