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How to Achieve Anything

The FIRST SECRET formula: Be + Do = Have

The main difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people make things happen while unsuccessful people let things happen to them.

You know what they say about the “best laid plans”…. Often go awry.  That’s because you can have the best plans but if you don’t make things happen then nothing happens.

First you must cast your vision, this part is called the “Be”.  What are your values? What are you trying to achieve?

Second you must act, this is called the “Do”.  Do you have a plan? Are you working your plan?

Last you achieve the “Have”. Finally, all your hard work has paid off and now you achieve your outcome.

Now someone will say that successful people also “let things happen” and that is true.  You must know the difference.  That is the difference between successful people and HIGHLY successful people.  A highly successful person knows when to do both whether it’s in their practice, in relationships, or in life. 

There is a prayer for this called the “Prayer of Serenity” and it goes like this:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.”

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.  Likewise, if you spend energy worrying about things you can’t change you will not get very far.

So, in our example our unsuccessful person will let everything happen to them and not try to change anything.  Our successful person will try to change everything and eventually experience burn out at some point in their lives.  They will achieve what they wanted but not without banging their head against a few obstacles that they couldn’t move.  Our highly successful person will know when to let things happen and when to make them happen.  They will focus all their energy on only changing those things that are within their power to do so.  They will have everything they want and the left-over energy to ENJOY it!

Start changing where you put your energy and start creating a vision and action plan around the things you can change.

Are you struggling to differentiate between the obstacles in your life?  Meaning which ones should you continue to put energy into and which ones you should stop fighting. Then e-mail me at and I’d be happy to help guide you in the right direction.

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