Personal Development

How to Master the Art of Getting What You Want

Written by: Brittany Grace

devil wears pradaI find this topic to be most appropriate as my first post for Zanita since this is exactly what I’m experiencing right now and you can, too!

Getting what you want sounds like a daunting task because we associate it with luck or special skills, and while those things can very well contribute to our success, it’s definitely not the be-all end-all. So today I’m sharing what’s worked for me over the past 5 years to achieve my goals and get me exactly where I am today: writing for Zanita, (total O.M.G. moment by the way).

1. Ask for it

Step 1 is to ask for it. It sounds easy enough, but you’d be surprised by how many people, women especially, don’t ask for what they want. According to the #GIRLBOSS herself, Sophia Amoruso, you don’t get what you don’t ask for. If that’s the case there’s no harm in asking is there? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

2. Pick yourself up

So often when we hit a roadblock… or 5, we’re easily discouraged and tempted to give up. This is what separates the average from the exceptional. You are not average!

Pick yourself up and go on with the show. It’s statistically proven that you’ll have more setbacks than successes in life, but when you pick yourself up, your successes will make it all worth it. You won’t get what you want if you give up the first time you fall down.

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3. Try a different approach

By definition insanity is when we attempt to do the same thing over again expecting different results. Don’t be insane! If something isn’t working, try a different avenue.

For a while I was blogging 5 days a week about fashion, fitness, advice, travel, books, etc. and I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. Well thanks to Google Analytics and progress tracking I figured out what my readers really wanted, which in turn got me what I really wanted: steady traffic and a growing, loyal readership.

How do you get what you want and if you have what you want, what did you do to get it? Be sure to tell us in the comments below!

– Brittany

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