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The "Want" Factor

 


The “Want” Factor

How badly do you want to succeed?

On a scale of 1 to 100 (with 100 meaning you are so excited and passionate about your success that you can’t sleep), how would you score right now?

How important is it for you to reach your goals? How badly do you want to increase your income? How much do you want to improve your future?

“Where no real or valuable production is occurring, one has to ask the question, does the executive really WANT the product he is demanding? And does the staff member or members he is dealing with WANT the product?” -- L. Ron Hubbard


Your WANT factor is something you can control. In fact, many people succeed, not because they are experts in their fields, but because REALLY WANT to succeed. They will do whatever is necessary to reach their goals.

Many people do not really want the result of their work (the product) badly enough to make it happen. Instead of finding ways to get what they want, they find excuses. For example, “I can’t get anything done today because of the economy.”

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NAME the product and then WANT the product as well.

1. NAME the product or the accomplishment or the result. It is much easier to want something specific than something general.

Get specific. For example, a car salesperson might want 30 test rides, 5 sales and $1000 in commissions. An accountant might want to complete 20 tax forms and start 3 new clients. A mother might want her four-year-old to learn to tie his shoes and her 16-year-old to stop smoking pot.

2. Decide to really WANT the result. Increasing your want for a product will increase your chances of getting it.

For example, “Sure, I’d like a successful career” does not show much WANT. But imagine how successful you might be if you wanted career success to this level:

“MAKING MY CAREER A BIG SUCCESS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I’LL DO WHATEVER I MUST TO BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I WILL WORK 10-12 HOURS PER DAY. I WILL LEARN ALL I CAN, AND GET AS MUCH HELP AS I CAN, FROM EVERY SOURCE POSSIBLE. I WILL EAT, SLEEP AND BREATHE MY GOAL. I WILL USE ALL MY STRENGTH, TIME, KNOWLEDGE, FAITH, CONFIDENCE AND RESOURCES TO MAKE THIS GO RIGHT. I WILL BECOME THE BEST IN THIS FIELD AND ACCOMPLISH MY GOAL NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES!”

3. If you can’t make yourself want the product, accomplishment or result, something may be wrong.

You may need to straighten up something in your life first. Certain things can kill your desire: drugs, alcohol, bad relationships, unethical behavior and so on.

Perhaps you need better self discipline, a better approach, more education, better people around you, a kinder attitude toward yourself or a better place to live or work.

Once you reorganize your life, you will find a way to passionately, intensively and unreasonably achieve what you really want.

Have more desire to get it or accomplish it than anything you’ve wanted before. If your WANT factor is strong enough, nothing can stop you.

So how much do you want to succeed?


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