“I read the draft and found it; Enlightening, Engaging and Effective, in fact simply Brilliant.”
First, Know What You Want is about knowing exactly what you want from you, your life and your future.
Alone among the animals, we can make up our mind and choose a path or direction. But it’s not easy to choose and we use all sorts of behaviour to avoid having to make that choice.
Everything in life that you haven’t done yet or isn’t yet the way you want it to be, boils down to one of two problems:
- You know what you want but you don’t know how to get it
- You don’t yet know what you want
Plenty of books help you with the first problem. This one, though, is a toolkit to help you with the second problem – being clear about what you want.
A Book For The Rest Of Us
Some people are born knowing what they want. As they grow they quickly embrace the idea of setting strong or challenging goals and something ignites them to pursue those goals. Some grow to become sports stars, some politicians, some become over excited motivational speakers and others end up as high achieving business people. Almost all of them, if they gain financial success, publish a book laying out their philosophy of understanding what you want and pursuing it with determination. It all seems so easy.
Then there are the rest of us.
Our goals, if we think of them as such, are modest. A life partner, a family, making a small contribution, security. When challenged to say what we want, our most honest answer is that we don’t know and if we do know then it’s because we stumbled across it while doing something else. We can only stand aside slightly shamefaced as the motivated and driven yell about the process of goal setting. We tried it once and it didn’t work.
This is a book for the rest of us…
Before You Can Have What You Want, You Need To Know What You Want
Before you can have what you want, you have to know what you want. That’s what makes this book different from all the other self-help books out there.
This is not a book about the glory of setting goals. Neither is it a cheerleading book written to drive you to the heights of success. It’s not a book about getting.
It’s a book about being. Being a person who knows who they are. Who knows themselves well enough to be clear about what they want and motivated enough to move towards it.
I’m simply going to help you work out, perhaps for the first time, what you want.
This is the book you should read before you read anything about how to ‘sell more’, ‘score big’ or ‘move to the next level’.
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