It’s Important to Get Results

Get Results: take action
Get Results: take action

We can probably all agree that being able to get results and achieve success is no bad thing, after all we are exploratory creatures. We aren’t designed to rest on our laurels and be satisfied with what we have. We always want to have more and to be better. We can try to fight our nature, but it’s a constant battle to engage in.

It’s also important to be grateful for the things we have, and to enjoy the fruits of our labour and the rewards of our love, otherwise, what’s the point.

But forward momentum is part of our genetic makeup, and it’s easier to face that truth than deny it.

We currently find ourselves stuck at point A, when we want to get to point B.

Point B is the promised land. It’s the place we aspire to be, if only we could get there. There may well be many smaller intermediary goals that point towards the end destination, and like dominos we need to line them up so each can help knock down the next.

Having a goal gives us a sense of direction, otherwise we are aimless, like a rudderless boat drifting wherever the current takes us. Goals allow us to take strategic action.

The consequences of not moving forward towards goals, towards point B, can be hard to stomach. The initial frustration is later replaced by regret and both these negative emotions drain self-esteem. A disaffected person can easily become embittered and take a destructive path which aims to tear things down rather than contribute to make things better.

We can all have more by being more. To have more than you’ve got, you’ve got to be more than you are, according to self-development guru, Jim Rohn.

Most things in life are unknown to us in any meaningful way. We know just enough about things to get through our daily routines, but meaning is condensed into abstract representations which allow us to manage our interactions with them, but little more.

This condensing of meaning lightens cognitive load, and allows us to focus attention on more important things, usually in pursuit of our goals. Everything is an aid, an obstruction or irrelevant in pursuit of whatever we’re busy aiming for.

For example, if we’re driving down to the supermarket in a bit of a hurry because it’s about to close, every red light, or motorist is an obstruction acting to block our goal.

Everything that’s irrelevant to our goal is ignored or filtered out, most of the time.  It doesn’t affect us and our current endeavour so we need not pay any attention to it.

The same is true with regard to the attainment of knowledge, we are motivated to learn things that interest or concern us, but everything else is ignored or filtered out of our conscious attention.

As a consequence of our limited knowledge, most things are unknown. We may know things on a superficial level, especially if we are curious, or as a result our life experiences, but there is always much more to learn, then we could ever know.

The unknown can be a scary place, it’s full of potential, made up of good and bad. The unknown is full of opportunities and possibility as well as risks and dangers. We’ll come back to the unknown shortly.

Learning new things involves finding accurate information, and as most information is not acquired from personal first-hand experience, we must find it from other reliable sources.

However, this is easier said than done, although we have more access to information than ever before, there is so much more misleading and incorrect information that has to be sorted through, to find the golden nuggets that will actually help us.

It’s all about learning what we need to move from point A to point B, and this can take a great deal of time and dedication to do. We have to do our research, find the nuggets of information we can use, put that into practice and learn through the experience of doing. It’s a process of learning, trying and failing (if we must), there isn’t really any other way to do it. Try to get better at filtering out the things that will cause you to fail, but don’t fear failure, just make sure you learn from it, and try to ensure it doesn’t put you out of the game completely.

Coming back to the unknown, any kind of meaningful change requires reaching into the unknown as we search for answers to help us move forward. If you’re not taking the actions you know you should be taking, then something is preventing you.

Fear is usually the most frequent reason people don’t chase down their goals. Fear of failure, of discomfort, of uncertainty, of embarrassment if things don’t work out as planned. Fear is even more persuasive if you lack confidence in your ability to do what’s required, or in case you find yourself out of your depth.

The unknown carries within it the monster of all monsters. It is a category of threat that holds all possible fears. But we also realise that the unknown is made up of all potential: all risks and dangers, but also all opportunities and possibilities.

The self-preservation instinct is often our guide within the unknown domain. It’s the biological reflex which causes us to freeze, take flight or fight. It’s easy to fall foul of this initial gut-reaction, which has little interest in anything other than protecting us from pain or suffering. If all you do is listen to your survival instinct, you’re certain to remain stuck at point A.

It’s useful to understand that motivation has two opposing forces: Blocking motivations like fear, but also supporting motivations that help propel us forward towards our goals.

With a shift in perspective, you can make use of the fear impulse to move you forward. Use the fear of regret to propel you towards your goals. Imagine looking back at your life as an old man or woman, having not pursued your goals or dreams. How would you feel about living a life only half lived? Regret can be a positive emotion if you harness it to support your progress.

If you’re anxious about doing something you need to do, you instinctively know that you’re lacking in some department. You have a realisation at some level that you need to learn or acquire something that you don’t currently possess. Carl Jung once said, “That which we need the most will be found where we least want to look”.

Finding inspiration within your belief system will sustain your journey towards your goals.

We weave beliefs into stories that we tell ourselves, and which subsequently guide our behaviours and actions. If your story isn’t serving you, change it for a more inspiring story.

The move from point A (where you are now) to point B (where you want to be), is a journey, a journey of transformation. It’s like any story you’ve read in a book or watched on a screen.

You are the hero of your own story, of your own journey. Like all the great fictional heroes, you have something you need to learn in order to make yourself a better version of who you currently are. You have to find the courage to face your fears and still move forward. Solve your own problems, face your own demons, and you will be stronger for it.

Pick a goal and plot a path forward that inspires and excites you, focus on that path, learn what needs to be learned so you improve as you journey forward. Embrace the challenges and solve the problems that block your path. Each win gives you the ammunition to fight the next battle, all the while you get stronger and more competent to deal with ever bigger problems.  If you can pick a goal that also solves other people’s problems, you’re probably onto a winner.

Improving Your Planning

Get Results: from here to goal graphic
Get Results: from here to goal

As long as you know where you currently are, and where you want to go (your goal), you will be able to map out what is required to fill the gap between the two. Getting results means you have to have a plan of action to move you towards your goal.

Now many people think about this in simplistic terms. For example lets say you want to start a business online and you come up with the following plan of action;

#1 Come up with a business idea

  • Understand who the customer is
  • Create a suitable name for the business that
  • is memorable
  • Create the brand – it’s visuals and story
  • Fulfil legal requirements – register with inland revenue, regulatory bodies etc

#2 Set up website

  • Get website hosting
  • Register a suitable domain name
  • Get your website live and running

#3 Marketing business

Drive traffic from..

  • Social media channels
  • Adverts
  • Offline channels

#4 E-commerce on website to take payment

Simple isn’t it, this is a outline list of tasks that need to be done for you to get a business up and running online.

However if you think this is all you have to do and the world will be knocking down your door, you’re very much mistaken.

Each step is somewhat more complex than I’ve shown above because it’s not just about what you do, it’s about how your audience responds. If your website isn’t pressing the right buttons for visitors they are not going to take the action you want them to and buy from you.

So you may have to try different marketing channels, different  messages, different media and different offers to see what works for you. Complexity comes from things you can’t directly control or predict. There is often no one right way of doing things, and what works for one business might not for another.

Sure the vast majority of people are looking to improve their situation in some way, they are looking for growth in economic wealth, for social wealth for physical and psychological wealth. If your solution nudges them in that direction, you’re going to have a better chance than you would otherwise.

But you’ve got to communicate this benefit to your audience through your marketing messages. What you think will resonate with them, might not, so you have to test ideas, tweak, improve and test again. You also need to understand their pain points, what is going to motivate them to take action and so on. Below is table with some of this complexity factored into it.

To Do list – simple Complexity Questions that need answering
Come up with a business idea

  • Understand who the customer is
  • Create a suitable name for the business that
  • is memorable
  • Create the brand – it’s visuals and story
  • Fulfil legal requirements – register with inland revenue, regulatory bodies etc

  • Must be a solution that will be in demand
  • There must be a market for it
  • It is a solution to a problem the prospect has


  • Do market research
  • Look for proof of existing market
  • Test ideas
  • Do they have a problem I can solve?
  • Are they willing to pay for a solution I can provide?
  • Is it worth doing from my POV?
  • Where can I find prospects to find this information?
  • What is the business model?
  • Where will the solution be available (online or bricks and mortar)?
Set up website

  • Hosting
  • Domain name
Marketing business

Drive traffic from..

  • Social media channels
  • Adverts
  • Offline channels
  • Target prospects wherever they are
  • Deliver the right message at right time to the right person
  • Allow prospects to know, like and trust you
  • Encourage goodwill by providing value to prospects who aren’t ready to buy just yet
  • Engage emotionally through branding
  • Consider marketing channel choices
  • Test channels/ideas/media/messages
  • Build social proof/signals
  • What channels are prospects spending attention on?
  • How can I get their attention?
  • How can I engage with them there?
  • What type of messages will help me get known, liked and trusted?
E-commerce to take payment

You must work to improve your results through continually improving your plan of action and improving your problem solving capabilities.

It’s vitally important you factor complexity into your plan of action, it’s the one thing that is going to hold things up and stand in the way of you getting results.

This is a system focused on KNOWLEDGE and PRODUCTIVITY, it doesn’t take into account any MOTIVATIONAL elements that might be holding you back from taking the action YOU need to be taking. If you fear failure or disappointment or loss, if you fail to take responsibility, if you lack resourcefulness or self awareness, these are all motivational problem areas that need to be addressed.

Motivation is a subject in its own right and there are lots of articles throughout the site dedicated to it. Check them out here.

For more about productivity, click here.

Bertrand Russell’s Advice for Future Generations

Get Results: love is wise
Get Results: love is wise

Bertrand Arthur William Russell who lived between 18 May 1872 and 2 February 1970, was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, he was a prominent anti-war activist and a Nobel laureate.

In the video below, filmed doing an interview with John  Freeman for the BBC’s Face to Face programme in 1959, Russell is asked by Freeman what advice would he give to future generations, based on his own life lessons.

Russell splits his answer into 2 parts, first intellectual advice and secondly moral advice.


When studying anything, ask yourself what are the facts and what is the truth the facts bare out. Don’t get diverted by what you wish to believe or by what would have beneficial social effects if it were to be believed, only look at the facts

The MORAL advice

Love is wise, hatred is foolish. In an ever more interconnected world, we have to learn to tolerate each other and the learn to live with the fact that some people will say things we don’t like. This is the only way forwards, if we are to live together and not die together.

How To Have A Better Life

Get Results: life gives you what you take from it
Get Results: life gives you what you take from it

Following the list below will inevitably improve your quality of life, and those who you share it with. Remember it’s not about what happens to you, but rather how you deal with whatever happens to you.

Get Results: live a better life
Get Results: live a better life

Find out more about spirituality here.

Finding The Right Path To Your GOAL

Get Results: many paths to your goal
Get Results: many paths to your goal

How do you find the best path to achieving your goal?

There may be many paths you can take to reach your GOAL.

Some paths may cross one another.

Some paths are longer than others.

Some paths may run into a dead end, requiring you to retrace your steps, at least partially, to get back on track.

Some paths lead you to places you never expected, but come to love.

The only paths that fail, are those you abandon.

So to answer the question posed above….

You must TAKE ACTION, deliberately and purposefully, measuring your progress or lack of, as you go.

You should adjust your approach based on your MEASUREMENT feedback.

You should cycle through a process of 1. testing, 2. measuring, and 3. tweaking your execution.

Remain open to alternative methodology; be an humble apprentice, questioning your assumptions and knowledge, always. The moment you decide you know, is the moment you close yourself off from learning anything more.

When it comes to finding the best path to your goal, you would be best to first focus on two coordinates;

  • #1 – Where you’re starting from and
  • #2 -Where you want to end up (GOAL)

Without either of these, particularly a well defined GOAL, you have no sense of direction. You cannot know if you are closer or further away, at any point in your journey.

Tony Robbins is a big proponent of MODELLING, when it comes to achieving goals. He teaches his followers to dissect the success of those that have done what you want to do and identify the key ingredients to achieving a positive result.

Once you know what is required to be successful in achieving your goal, you can work out a strategy for making the most of your existing skills and talents, replacing those of the person you are modelling. For instance if someone is amassing a large following on the back of providing great HOW TO.. advice via say, a podcast, but you don’t have the vocal presence or skills needed, you could, maybe, provide the same information via the written word, if you’re a good writer and your skill-set is better suited to that form of delivery. Alternatively you could practice and improve your vocal skills, to the best of your ability, or even put a unique twist on it, to make it more palatable for the audience.

When you’re modeling, separate out the STYLE and STRATEGY that you’re chosen role model is employing. Employ the same strategy they are using, but marry that with your own style to make it authentic and unique to you.

When you have a list of key requirements and/or stages for achieve your goal, use each as a gauge of your progress. Ask “am closer to being able to achieve my goal today, than I was yesterday?”

Once you have fulfilled all the requirements, you should have achieved your goal. If you are still unsuccessful, then look for what ingredient(s) you might have missed. There must be something else missing.

Just a word of warning, when modelling, be aware of the fact that things may have moved on. What worked yesterday may no longer work in the same way today or be relevant to the needs of the market (if your goal is business/marketing related). So make sure that your approach is also up-to-date. For example television advertising was once very profitable for big brands but is no longer so, the audience’s attention is focused online today, via their smartphones. However while this is the case for the likes of business and marketing, which are fast moving and fluid environments, if your goal is fitness or health related, then what worked yesterday is still relevant today.

Getting results in any aspect of life, whether it be work, business, health, relationships, requires knowing what to do and doing what needs to be done. You must have the know how, motivation, and be productive.

You must increase your MOTIVATION by…

Improve your SELF AWARENESS.

Be open to alternative approaches and ways of thinking about things and develop the ability to SHIFT PERSPECTIVE.





Use EMOTION to drive you towards your goal.

Develop GOOD HABITS and use then to replace bad habits.

Use GRATITUDE to live a more fulfilled life.

Overcome FEAR.


Don’t allow EXCUSES to let you off the hook.

You must improve your PRODUCTIVITY by…

Being more FOCUSED,

Being more ORGANISED,

Working on being EFFECTIVE rather than EFFICIENT,

Improving your DECISION MAKING and PROBLEM SOLVING skills.

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11 Secrets To Success

Get Results: redefining success
Get Results: redefining success

We would all like to be more successful in one way or another. Success is not just about having a profitable business, or achieving great wealth, but comes in the form of successfully achieving good health, having great relationships and being more fulfilled spiritually.

I’ve listed 10 great secrets for improving your chances of success, there are others and you can find more ideas throughout this website, so check them out at your leisure, there’s lots to read and watch on the site. Also please consider signing up to our newsletter to get content updates and exclusive material, not available on the website.

So let’s get on with it…

Embrace CHANGE and RISK

There are winners and losers in every situation. You can focus on blaming and complaining, or you can look to position yourself to win. Be a predator of chance, rather than a victim of circumstance.

We resist CHANGE because it brings uncertainty and risk, but it also brings opportunity. Changing your mindset, changes your results.

For example during the financial crisis of 2007-2008, which brought down most of the major economies, some financial institutions were quick to identify the problem and take positions to benefit from it, by shorting stocks.

Every crisis opens up opportunities, you just have to be clear minded enough to be able to take advantage, often in the face of fear and imminent disaster.


Challenge your perceptions, expectations, assumptions and interpretations.

Accepting the possibility of being wrong takes courage, and self-confidence

The aim is to have a more rounded perspective of the world and to be open to alternative ideas, views and methods of doing things.

Stop EXCUSING failure

Procrastination, blaming and complaining are clever psychological tricks aimed at making yourself feel better for not trying, or failing.

For instance procrastination allows you to delay the necessity to take action, you say, “I’ll start my diet tomorrow or at the beginning of next week or I’ll make it a new year resolution”. They are excuses that allow you to remain unchanged.

Blaming and complaining passes responsibility to others so you can feel better and free yourself from guilt, but passing responsibility passes power, the very power you need to make progress.


Be wary of what you choose to believe. Many belief systems are based on little more than assumptions. Assumptions about what we are being told and assumptions about the people who are telling us, assumptions about what is true and what is not.

You might see your Facebook feed taken up by people commenting on social and political issues, and if you’re like me you wonder how many of these opinions are nothing other than unresearched re-parroting of mis-truths.

In his book “Think and grow rich”, Napoleon Hill advises to always ask “How do you know?” when somebody tells you something, and if their answer happens to be anything other than “from first hand experience”, take it with a pinch of salt.


Going all-in, burning bridges, reaching the point of no return. However you want to term it, making sure you are committed means you have to make it work or else…

When you do anything half heartedly, with one foot in and one foot out, things seem to take much more time to reach a successful conclusion, if at all.

Success needs determination and perseverance, particularly when the going gets tough, and commitment means you’re more likely to push on rather than give up and throw in the towel. Road blocks and obstructions will inevitably halt your progress, to test your resolve. If you are to get past them you have to be resolute, or don’t even bother starting.


Make your goals dynamic rather than static. What I mean by this is, don’t focus on being a millionaire, instead make goals more action oriented such as… helping a million people get out of poverty by using [your solution]. This helps you link your GOAL back to where you are starting out from.

Start by focusing on helping one person then get better and more effective at doing it. The aim from there is to leverage your results to help more and more people.  Ask “How can I help one person?” and progress from there.

Once you start on this defined path, progress is easy to measure and you are in a groove from the word go.

Narrow your FOCUS

Have you ever used a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun’s rays and burn grass, insects or even a friend’s hand for a bit of, so called fun? Then you’ll appreciate the power of focused energy.

In the same way the sun’s energy is intensified  into a small beam of heat, when you concentrate your energy onto a single thing, the power of that energy, of effort, in this case, is greatly intensified to much greater effect than would be the case if you were covering a wide number of different things.

When you spread yourself thin, your energy dissipates to a large extent. You are bound to get a drop in consequences and outcomes. Focus will maximise the return on energy invested, otherwise known as energy return on investment.

Put in the HARD WORK

If you believe you can be an overnight success, make a website and earn thousands of pounds in passive income, you’re deluded.

There are many sharks hoping to sell you the next money making system for just $49. Forget it, the only person you’re going to make rich is the person selling you the system.

Success takes work, don’t be persuaded otherwise. Knuckle down and do something you love, and “GRAFT AT YOUR CRAFT“. Get into a virtuous cycle of continual improvement based on action and feedback, and learn as you practice.

LEVERAGE resources

The ability to leverage resources is the key to riches. Leverage requires employing a system to grow from one to many.

Think of opening a shop, and then two, three and more. You find a method that can deliver value to customers in one area. When you have it cracked you open in a new area and repeat.. If you drive a taxi for a living, you get a second car, pay someone to drive it for you, pocket any profit, repeat and rinse.

You can personally only work so many hours, there is a ceiling to your earning power. Businesses leverage the power of the many, for a common cause, and the owner makes a killing in the process.


The ability to manage thoughts and emotions is often the difference between achieving greatness or failing.

Think of the football player stepping up to take a penalty in a big match, with the world on the edge of their seats watching, half the people wishing for a miss, and the other half completely emotionally invested in a successful outcome. A place in history or abject failure, the consequences couldn’t be more stark.

If you’re not a football fan you might not appreciate this scenario fully, so instead think of a situation where success and failure hang on the outcome of one thing, one action, and try to imagine the pressure that builds, the self-doubt that surge’s through your mind and the impact on physiology. The stomach churns, the legs go weak, the mouth is as dry as a bone, the flight or fight mechanism kicks in.

Managing your thoughts is key to managing your emotions. Gain some perspective: if it’s not truly life and death, don’t build it up to be. Don’t believe your whole future happiness depends on this one break, because it doesn’t. Stop manifesting pressure that doesn’t need to be there. Improve your EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE because it will improve your performance.

BE HONEST with yourself

The ability to look in the mirror and admit your shortcomings, your weakness and know what you would prefer to be doing is all important when crafting a life you love, but it’s not easy.

You have to let go of the image of yourself you HOPE TO BE or would like to see yourself being, and embrace the reality. If you suffer from low self esteem, this can be painful, but it is for the best, because it will allow you to move forward in a more realistic way.

There is no point in fooling yourself and wasting precious time. Bite the bullet, be honest with yourself and start moving down the right path, armed with a strong sense of self awareness.

The building blocks to success can be accessed through the following links, covering MOTIVATION, PRODUCTIVITY and KNOWLEDGE.

Finding Motivation: The Ingredients of Motivation

The Ingredients of Productivity

Improving Knowledge to Get Results

50 Success Quotes

Get Results: success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get
Get Results: success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get

Quotes can be a great motivator. Good ones can help to inspire us to take action, and change perspective on how we look at upcoming challenges.

Words really matter, because they can unlock something in our psyche. Use quotes to move you towards your goal, towards your SUCCESS.

Here are some of my favourite success / get results quotes…

“If you focus on success, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get success”.

“Tears will get you sympathy, taking focused action will get you results”. – M. Turner

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done”.

“Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get, with the work you didn’t do”.

“You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for”.

“Forget strategy, get results”.

“Success just beyond fear and underestimation of goals, use motivation and prioritised productivity to get you there”. – M. Turner

“Don’t make excuses, make results.”

“Excuses are useless, results are priceless”.

“If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results”. George S. Patton

“Accept the challenges, so that you feel the exhilaration of victory”. – General George Patton

“Effectiveness is best measured by results over time”. – Richard Tyler

“Live for something rather than die for nothing”.

“Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway”. Dr Robert Anthony

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity”. George S. Patton

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” – George S. Patton

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps”. – David Lloyd George

“Do something today that your future self will  thank you for”.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”. – Scott Adams

“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”

“You’ll never find the right person, if you never let go of the wrong one”.

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”.

“No matter how you feel… Get up, dress up, show up and never give up”.

“If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse”.

“Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others”.

“Limit only exists in the mind”.

“If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money cant’ buy”.

“You can have success or excuses, not both”.

“Get out of your own way”.

“No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done”.

“Nothing worth having comes easily”.

“Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost”. – Anna Freud

“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen”.

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started”.

“Small changes can make a big difference”.

“We reap what we sow…choose what you nourish carefully”.

“While you are still waiting to find an easy way (or perfect time), someone esle is already getting results, because they decided making progress is more important than making excuses. ”

“Make big changes in small steps”.

“It’s not the load that break you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz

“I feel like i’m too busy writing history to read it.”

“Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way”.

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” –  Bill Bradley

“There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” –  Heather Bresch

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” –  Ben Sweetland

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” –  Jim Rohn

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Success comes from over-delivering on customers expectations. There are more than 50 quotes in this article.” – M. Turner

Check out more about MOTIVATION here.

10 Secrets To Success

Finding Motivation: The Ingredients of Motivation

Can Ambition and Spirituality Coexist?

Get Results: can ambition and spirituality coexist
Get Results: can ambition and spirituality coexist

Simultaneously seeking Spirituality and Ambition can seem like a contradiction but they aren’t, if you approach them in the right way.

The seeming juxtaposition comes from the fact that spiritualism tells us we are already enough, and that when we try to find ourselves in DOING, we, in fact, lose ourselves in DOING.  It tells us that salvation comes from this moment consciousness, and that psychological time only serves to trap us in the Ego (identification with thought), which is only concerned with past and future and uses the present as a stepping stone to the future, with no intrinsic value of its own.

Ambition on the other hand has, at its very core,  discontentment with the present situation and the desire for some future salvation, something better than what is. Ambition is also accessed through thought and if we identify with these thoughts, we are lost in the Ego.

So how can you reconcile the two? How can you be content with the present, yet yearn enough to motivate you to go for more or better? Well the answer comes from understanding that, you are already enough and that you really won’t find yourself in DOING, or in HAVING, or WANTING, and you shouldn’t be motivated to be better or have more, or be richer, for any self gain, or constantly losing yourself in thoughts of what might or could be.

Instead seek ambition only for selfless reasons, focusing on a present moment perspective. To contribute more, participate in the game of life as much as possible, not for yourself but in the service of others or the planet, or whatever floats your boat. See ambition as a game to be enjoyed, and an opportunity to express yourself, not for the serious pursuit of gain, for doing so is false, it’s Ego motivated and will keep you away from your true spiritual self. Instead do it as a method of expression, aimed at helping and contributing to make the world we live in a better place, even if it’s in a very small or narrow way.  After all we can make the world a better place, even by the simple act of smiling at a stranger, as they walk by.

The Ego wants more, better, and seeks gain for selfish reasons, because it is consumed with fear… of loss, and of not being enough, and in that pursuit comes greed, fear and the desire for power, which ultimately are doomed to end in pain. When you fight to be better, you position yourself separate from others, and adopt a competitive mindset, classic Ego positioning.

Alternatively when you act to serve others, for the good of others, you take up an inclusive mindset. It maximises your impact, without using it to serve your Ego, or trying to pump yourself up. When you do it to make yourself feel better, you have moved under the influence of the Ego. Use your Ego to serve you, don’t let it take over as master. The difference is subtle, but vastly different at the same time.

Live you life by focusing your attention on this moment, the moment you live your life though. Stop living in and identifying with thought. You can still use thought for goal setting and planning purposes, when necessary, but even that process can be done while remaining in the moment, without getting lost in thought and letting it take over you.

The Components for Getting Results

Get Results: acquire knowledge, be motivated, be productive
Get Results: acquire knowledge, be motivated, be productive

Getting results in any aspect of life can be difficult, and having heavily researched the subject of success and getting results, I can tell you there are so many aspects to it.

However, when you boil it down to its primary components there are three, Knowledge, Motivation and Productivity. Everything else falls into these three.

Things like self awareness, taking responsibility, being committed, having a strong work ethic, being brave enough to overcome fear, fall under the motivation category.

Being focused, improving decision making and problemsolving fall under, productivity.

Finding reliable sources of unbiased, accurate information, under knowledge.

I love the fact you can say the same things a myriad of different ways, the following graphics have been done to illustrate this.

Get Results: know want and do
Get Results: know want and do
Get Results: learn, desire, action
Get Results: learn, desire, action
Get Results: learn, focus, execute
Get Results: learn, focus, execute
Get Results: know, care, do
Get Results: know, care, do

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Improving Knowledge to Get Results

Get Results: no end to knowledge
Get Results: no end to knowledge

Knowledge is power, or at least it’s the potential for power. Knowing what to do is vital for success, but it comes about in a variety of ways.

The best method is probebly learning through DOING. But lessons can be learned, and shortcuts can be takens by paying attention to the journey of those that have gone before you.

Role models and mentors can make a huge contribution to your progress, and shorten the time needed to reach your goal, as long as you pick sources that provide accurate information, unbiased by their own agendas, and self interests.

If you don’t have direct access to role models, books are a great alternative and gateway to knowledge.

Below is a number of ingredients to the acquistion of knowledge, which is one of the three components of the Get Results model, the others being motivation and productivity. We will, over the coming months be linking from this page to fresh, relevant content related to the component it is linked from, so please keep checking back.

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Get Results: Knowledge requires reliable sources of information
Get Results: Knowledge requires reliable sources of information
Get Results: Knowledge requires verifiably credible and unbiased sources
Get Results: Knowledge requires verifiably credible and unbiased sources
Get Results: Knowledge requires roles models mentors mastermind teams
Get Results: Knowledge requires roles models mentors mastermind teams
Get Results: Knowledge requires accurate information
Get Results: Knowledge requires accurate information
Get Results: Knowledge requires knowing how, what and when particularly why
Get Results: Knowledge requires knowing how, what and when particularly why
Get Results: Knowledge requires putting knowledge into action
Get Results: Knowledge requires putting knowledge into action
Get Results: Knowledge requires developing skill from the prractice of doing
Get Results: Knowledge requires developing skill from the prractice of doing. (Click on poster for more info)
Get Results: Knowledge requires learning, comprehension and recall
Get Results: Knowledge requires learning, comprehension and recall
Get Results: Knowledge requires testing variablesl
Get Results: Knowledge requires testing variablesl
Get Results: Knowledge requires asking expansive questionsl
Get Results: Knowledge requires asking expansive questionsl
Get Results: Knowledge requires hiring talent to do it for you
Get Results: Knowledge requires hiring talent to do it for you

Knowledge Quotes

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” – Anton Chekhov

“The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.” – Socrates

“Knowledge is power if applied.”

“Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it.”

“knowledge comes from learning, wisdom comes from living.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

“The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.” – Richard Cecil

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan

“Doubt is the key to knowledge.”

“knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.” – Arapaho

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” – Herbert Spencer

“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realise the extent of your ignorance.” – Thomas Sowell

Thought of the Day Quotes (more thoughts here)

“We are all ignorant. It’s what you do about it that counts. I wish more people felt comfortable asking questions, the world would be a better place if they did. After all, division is built from ignorance.”

Get Results: ask questions to prevent ignorance
Get Results: ask questions to prevent ignorance