The Eye of The Tiger
Life is, inevitably, an accumulation of desires; things we want to possess and achieve. You have put all your positive energy into bringing your personal vision to the forefront of your focus and you are clear on your goal or desire, so now what? Here are 5 Boundless Beliefs that will help you get what you want out of life.
Ask For it.
Sounds simple, but how often do you want something and find that you are too afraid to ask for it? Why do you not speak up? What’s the worst thing that could happen? Your request could be met with a “No” and you end up not gaining something you never had to begin with. So speak up and lose nothing!
If your request is denied, at least you tried and now you can move on to blazing a new trail to get what you want. Be bold! You will amaze yourself and discover how easy it can be to get the ball rolling by having the guts to simply ask. A lot of us have been conditioned to keep our wishes to ourselves because we don’t want to seem selfish, greedy, or needy. We find ourselves keeping quiet when we truly want to speak up. Don’t feel guilty for what you desire! Ask, and you just may receive.
Work For it.
If it’s a goal you are after, you’re simply going to have to listen to America’s favorite drag queen, Ru Paul, and heed her advice, “You Betta Work!” Come up with your plan of action! Be careful to not wear yourself out with an extensive plan that is unworkable in your life as it is currently functioning.
Remember, it takes 21 consecutive days before something becomes a habit. A little bit of work towards a goal each day consistently keeps you fresher and more motivated than a ton of work towards something intermittently. So make a feasible plan that works with your lifestyle to make that change and reach that goal you are after.
Weigh the options.
Did you not immediately get what you want by asking for it? Did you get through your plan and not achieve the goal you desired? Ask yourself what some other options are.
Who else can you ask? Can you compromise? Maybe your requests or goals were, in fact, too bold upon second thought. Weigh your options, access the situation and make a call. Change what you are going to do with the new information that you have gathered by not achieving what you wanted by way of your first attempt. Charles C. Noble said, “You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures. This is where your Tiger Eye comes in; now to keep it...
Keep the Tigers Eye.
You have struggled a bit but you are not deterred. You have the Eye of the Tiger and you are staying on track. After each failure, strategize in a way that aligns with your moral compass and you will never have to question yourself. Don’t compromise a huge part of yourself for an outward payoff. The internal struggle that will ensue due to you acting on impulse rather than being thoughtful about your gains will overshadow what you accomplished.
Now that you have weighed your options, it’s time for an endurance strategy, a plan of continuous action. Stay focused on what you want and do not stray. Be sure to stay flexible because along the journey of getting what you want, something else may present itself to you that may be even better for you.
You have heard the saying over and over again, “Slow and steady wins the race.” In a society of full of beings who need instant gratification and thoughts expressed 140 characters or less, we are becoming too distracted and desensitized. If we don’t immediately get what we want, a lot of us just move on. Let’s shift that and see how beautiful our gains can be when we make the request, put in the work and do not give up. Be the last lone survivor who kept the Eye of the Tiger.