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BecauseIbelievethis,IbelievethatwhetherornotIachievemygoalsisatestofwhatIammadeof.ItisagamethatIplay,butthisgameisforreal.InthenextpartIexplainhowIgoaboutplayingit.Asalways,itisuptoyoutoaskyourselfifwhatIamsayingistrue.Asthenextpartdelvesintothisconceptmore,youmightwanttoreserveyourjudgmentuntilafteryouhavereadit.Theyareabletoassessandimprovehowtheirmachineworksbycomparingtheoutcomesthatthemachineisproducingwiththegoals.Yourmachinewillconsistofthedesignandpeopleyouchoosetoachievethegoals.Whilehavingtherightdesignisessential,itisonlyhalfthebattle.Itisequallyimportanttoputtherightpeopleineachofthesepositions.Icallithigherlevelthinkingbecauseyourperspectiveisofonewhoislookingdownonatyourmachineandyourselfobjectively,usingthefeedbackloopasIpreviouslydescribed.Inotherwords,yourmostimportantroleistostepbackanddesign,operateandimproveyourmachinetogetwhatyouwant.Let’simaginethatyourgoalistohaveawinningbasketballteam.Wouldn’titbesillytoputyourselfinapositionthatyoudon’tplaywell?Ifyoudid,youwouldn’tgetwhatyouwant.Whateveryourgoalsare,achievingthemworksthesameway.Thebiggestmistakemostpeoplemakeistonotseethemselvesandothersobjectively.Iftheycouldjustgetaroundthis,theycouldliveuptotheirpotentials.HowmuchdoyouintellectuallyagreewithwhatIjustsaid?Howgoodareyouinapproachinglifeasahigherlevelthinkerratherthanasadoer?Howmuchwouldyouliketogetbetteratthis?Howmuchdoyouthinkthatreadingthisisawasteoftime?First,youhavetochooseyourgoals,whichwilldetermineyourdirection.Thenyouhavetodesignaplantoachieveyourgoals.Onthewaytoyourgoals,youwillencounterproblems.AsImentioned,theseproblemstypicallycausepain.Themostcommonsourceofpainisinexploringyourmistakesandweaknesses.Youwilleitherreactbadlytothepainorreactlikeamasterproblemsolver.Thatisyourchoice.Onlyafteryouhaveanaccuratediagnosisofthemcanyoudesignaplanthatwillgetyouaroundyourproblems.Thenyouhavetodothetasksspecifiedintheplan.Throughthisprocessofencounteringproblemsandfiguringouthowtogetaroundthem,youwillbecomeprogressivelymorecapableandachieveyourgoalsmoreeasily.Thenyouwillsetbigger,morechallenginggoals,inthesamewaythatsomeonewhoworkswithweightsnaturallyincreasesthepoundage.Identifyanddon’ttoleratetheproblemsthatstandinthewayofachievingyourgoals.Accuratelydiagnosetheseproblems.Designplansthatexplicitlylayouttasksthatwillgetyouaroundyourproblemsandontoyourgoals.Youneedtodoallofthesestepswellinordertobesuccessful.Beforediscussingtheseindividualstepsinmoredetail,Iwanttomakeafewgeneralpointsabouttheprocess.Doingeachstepthoroughlywillprovideinformationthatwillhelpyoudotheotherstepswell,sincetheprocessisiterative.Mostprobably,youhavelotsofsomeoftheseandinadequateamountsofothers.Intheprocessofplayingthegameorpracticingthismartialart,youwillbecomemoreskilled.Iwillexplainwhattheseskillsareinthenextsection.However,thebigandreallygreatnewsisthatyoudon’tneedtohavealloftheseskillstosucceed!Butifyouworkthroughthisdiscomfortandreflectonitinordertolearn,youwillsignificantlyimproveyourchancesofgettingwhatyouwantoutoflife.That’sjustthewayitis,soyoumightaswellacceptit.Whenyouexcelatit,youwillfindyourabilitytogetwhatyouwantthrilling.You’llseethatexcuseslikeThat’snoteasyareofnovalueandthatitpaystopushthroughitatapaceyoucanhandle.Likegettingphysicallyfit,themostimportantthingisthatyoukeepmovingforwardatwhateverpaceyouchoose,recognizingtheconsequencesofyouractions.Whenyouthinkthatit’stoohard,rememberthatinthelongrun,doingthethingsthatwillmakeyousuccessfulisaloteasierthanbeingunsuccessful.Withpractice,youwilleventuallyplaythisgamelikeaninja,withskillandacalmcenterednessinthefaceofadversitythatwillletyouhandlemostofyournumerouschallengeswell.Youwillhaveanenormousnumberofdecisionstomake,sonomatterhowmanymistakesyoumake,therewillbeplentyofopportunitiestobuildatrackrecordofsuccess.That’sbasicallythewholeconcept.Let’spauseandreflectonthisbeforemovingon.DoeswhatIamsayingmakesensetoyou?Doyouagreethatitistrue?Whatfollowsnowisacloserexaminationofeachofthefivesteps.Soyouhavetorejecthavingsomethingsyouwantinordertogetotherthingsyouwantmore.Somepeoplefailatthispoint,afraidtorejectagoodalternativeforfearthatthelosswilldeprivethemofsomeessentialingredienttotheirpersonalhappiness.Asaresult,theypursuetoomanygoalsatthesametime,achievingfewornoneofthem.That’snonsensicalandunproductive.Getonwithmakingyourchoices.