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January 1, 2024

"I get what I want and I want what I get."

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Last week I did a breath work session and it planted a new mantra that has been stuck in my head ever since. If you’re not familiar with breath work, you can use breathing and forced hyperventilation to induce stress, reset your nervous system, and even in extreme cases create short term tremors or even hallucinations.

As I laid there breathing during this session, during one of the more demanding parts of the practice, out of nowhere my mind started repeating the same expression over and over again:

I get what I want and I want what I get.

I get what I want and I want what I get.

I get what I want and I want what I get.

I’m sure I’ve heard it before, I don’t know how else I would’ve thought of it, but I can’t place the context. All I know is it’s something I need to hear right now and as I breakdown what it means to me, it’s something I want you to hear too.

First, what does it mean to “get what I want”? Well you can’t get what you want unless you know what it is, so clarity is key. But then beyond that, I felt a short-term resistance to the expression because it sounds like it’s something a stubborn child would say. We’ve been taught not to be selfish and not to be entitled. 

But does it come at the cost of our self-worth? Why can’t we get what we want? What if what we want is what’s best for everyone? My more elaborate understanding of this mantra is a motivating reminder that if anyone has gone out and achieved their dreams I can achieve mine too.

Then the second part - “And I want what I get”. One perspective comes from a place of gratitude. It’s an acknowledgment that what you get is enough, and that you’re content and satisfied with it. But the other more discerning perspective is the clarity piece I mentioned previously. You don’t just pursue anything or want anything, it’s very specific. It’s exactly what you want and nothing else, adding a layer of focus to the desire.

So when you put them back together - “I get what I want and I want what I get” - It marries powerful alignment with certain success. And I haven’t heard anything that makes you more unstoppable than that!

If you want to start putting this mantra into action, where you get what you want and you want what you get, that’s exactly what we do in the 21 day challenge I organize. It is designed to make you more disciplined, focused, organized, and clear than you ever have been. And it’s structured in such a way that while the challenge is only 3 weeks long you leave with the Super Habits you need to make it last a life-time.

Worth a look right? The next Challenge goes live on Monday, so register now!

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