When you are taking a picture, even in the age of digital cameras and auto-adjustments something has to happen before a clear photograph can be taken, when taking a picture, to get what you really want, you have to focus the camera. This is more than just pointing the camera in the general direction of what you want and hitting the button, you have to find what you are looking for, center on it, focus, and then snap your picture.

Life is no different, to get what you really want you have to do the same things, and getting what you really want is no more complicated then taking a picture, and you essentially just have to follow the very same steps:

1- Find out what you want- just like taking a picture you need to know what you want, you need to know exactly what you want, down to the smallest detail. You need to know what it looks like and most importantly you need to know what it feels like to already have what you want. And you do this by the process of visualization which is just ahead of us.

2- Center on it- You need to carry the image of what you want in the center of your thoughts, when something contrary to what you want enters the picture you need to let it pass right by and then re center your thoughts on what you want.

3- Focus- This is the key, once you have the image, and you have it in your mind you need to focus the image through visualization. In simple terms you make the image in your mind as sharp and bright and colorful as possible and you start to imagine yourself as having achieved whatever it is you really want, this needs to happen in order for you to get what you really want.

4- Take action- Just as a camera won't take a picture unless you push the button, the things that you want will not magically appear in front of you if you don't take positive steps towards their achievement, they don't have to be huge steps, most great things are accomplished through "baby steps" and that is how you will get what it is you really want.

When asked how he created something as perfect as the statue of David from a single block of marble Michelangelo is reported to have said something along the lines of "It is easy, you just chip away the stone that doesn't look like David." Great artworks and great accomplishments are not created overnight, they are created by chipping away until you have your dream in front of you.

There are many ways to get what you really want, and all of these involve focus, and concentrated effort to make your dream come true.

Go ahead, give it a try, and make your dreams come true!

Author's Bio: 

There are so many things in this world that we cannot control, but there is one thing that we have total and complete control of, and that is how we feel. So many people want to get happy now, but are relying on things outside of them to improve how they feel. I believe very strongly that YOU ARE HAPPINESS! All that you need to fell good is already inside of you. YOU are the answer! And you can unlock the happiness that is inside of you.

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