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How to Get What You Want—Even if You Have NO IDEA How to Get it

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Whatever it is that you want in life, I wanna let you know something…

I believe in you.

I absolutely 100% have no doubt that you can do this.

AS LONG AS you’re willing to do what it takes…especially if that means working your ass off, walking through your fears, and confronting your inner demons.

If you’re willing to do that, you got this.

If guys with no legs can break dance, high school dropouts can make hundreds of millions of dollars, and we can send men and women into outer space, then surely you can turn your dreams into realities.

There’s living proof that it’s possible everywhere you look. Every second of every day there are people all over the world doing incredible things that others thought there was no way in hell they’d ever be able to do.

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Trust me, if they can do it, you can do it.

Sure, there will be a price to pay, all sorts of obstacles are gonna get in your way, and you’ll probably fall down—A LOT.

That’s ok—just get back up every time a little stronger, a little wiser, and a lot more determined.

Do you need a plan?

Well, a plan is definitely a good thing to have. But just putting one foot in front of the other in the direction of what you want will take you a lot farther than any plan will—no matter how great the plan is.

Perfectionism is your enemy.

Velocity is your friend.

As you move forward, your plan will probably change as the true course reveals itself.

Just move forward, charge through these fears and doubts, and know that these are just growing pains and signs that you’re on a path to some seriously awesome shit.

Don’t put off the charge until next week, next month, or next year.

Just start moving forward.

Even if you have no idea what you’re doing—in fact, you might never know—just move forward and the right actions will begin to make themselves obvious to you. Momentum has a way of doing this.

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You’ll look back at some point, and it will all make sense.

Just move forward.

And don’t ever forget that I believe in you.

Talk soon,

Big Chris

P.S. If you enjoyed this post, I’d be stone cold honored if you would push some of those social media sharing buttons and share it with your friends…

Thanks a ton!

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kevin josh says January 6, 2014

Thanks Chris……
God bless you man…its brothers like you that keep us moving.

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    Chris McCombs says January 6, 2014

    right on Kevin, and it’s comments like these that keep me posting

    thanks man

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Nick in NH says January 6, 2014

Way to hit it out of the park! Keep it up chris…………

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Chris McCombs says January 6, 2014

thanks Nick, glad you liked it man

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lani says January 6, 2014

Fear and anxiety filled me emotionally today while working…. I read your blog and become inspired and concluded F %%_$ my negative thought process…. I am grateful for your website…God bless you!

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    AWESOME Lani

    so happy to hear this and to stay connected with you (=

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Reck says January 6, 2014

cool post. I was just thinking about this. I get stuck in the planning phase a lot. Nothing beats ACTION.

its the tragedy of human existence; we think we cannot create, do, or have the things we desire. so we settle for some second-rate shit that we dont really want, and then wonder why we’re miserable and the world is fucked up

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    yeah Reck, I’m a huge planner as well, but nothing beats action

    I still plan like a mofo though, but the important thing is to starting moving, and it all starts with one step (=

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Gordon says January 6, 2014

Spot on Chris!! Yet another excellent post, keep up the good work man.
And to quote one of my favorite video game characters “It is our ability to choose – whatever you think is true – that makes us human… There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, to show you the path. Choose your own way! Do not follow me, or anyone else.” -Ezio Auditore

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    thanks awesome Gordon, and to think, you got it from a video game!

    so cool

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Alicia says January 6, 2014

Love this post Chris- just what I needed today. Thanks.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    thanks Alicia, glad it helped!

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Michael Gallaher says January 6, 2014

“Life is a box o’ chocolates! Never know what you’re gonna get!” so long as you take a chance and bite into one. Taking it one day at a time, living the moments and enjoying each and every chocolaty morsel. Great thoughts Chris! I’m glad u r in my life. Sober Love, Truth and Light!

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    Forrest had so many great things to share didn’t he?

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Holly says January 6, 2014

I am glad to read this today. I sat up in bed last night wondering, “Will I ever pull myself out of this hole I am in? Even if I continue to work hard every day, will I ever make my dreams a reality?” My own mother is so bitter about her life, and yet since I was very young, I never saw her try to do much of anything. She let fear defeat her at every turn. She would say, “I don’t know how to do that”, or she blamed the “other” (there is always a convenient scapegoat) and life slipped by, year after year. Her misery was still safer than taking a risk and jumping into the unknown. I don’t want to end up this way, and it is so damn easy to do. It is easy to give up and settle into comfortable boredom.

Thank you, this helps me keep going. A great reminder that there are plenty of people who scoff at the impossible and then go and do it anyway.

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Hollie says January 6, 2014

You literally have perfect timing in the posts you write, I was so hungry for some motivation like this and Voila! an e-mail leads me straight here. So glad I subscribed now 🙂

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Paul says January 6, 2014

Chris, thank you man. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write these inspiring pieces. Thank you for taking the risks and following your passion to inspire others.

Your posts give me motivation everyday man, and I cant thank you enough. Keep changing lives Chris.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    you’re welcome Paul, and thank YOU for taking the time to leave this kind comment

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Kasi says January 6, 2014

AGAIN. You did it again. Trying to run as many races in different states this year as possible…and ay yi yi…..between getting to the locations..and some of them having to be qualified for…it can be ridiculously discouraging…thank you for this one.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    that is so cool Kasi, what a great thing to do

    thanks Kasi (=

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Ross says January 6, 2014

Thanks Chris! SO good! I copied and pasted the url for a later date when I need it again. Bless you, man!

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    awesome Ross, glad you liked it man, and bless you as well

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Ana says January 6, 2014

thank you, Mr. Chris!! I need to have this type of reinforcement especially after having had a meeting that was extremely annoying. I’ve referred my sister and friends to this blog…LOVE IT!!!!

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    awe hey Ana, glad you found it helpful and thank you so much for sharing (=

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Kris says January 6, 2014

Thank you so much man, you always have the right timing and publish posts right in time when I need it most.. I wish you all the best, cheers

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    you’re welcome Kris, I love when that happens (=

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Conor says January 6, 2014

Chris, I all ways appreciate your sweet programmatic wisdom dude, it helps me get through the day and is a fine motivator when I don’t have another brother to call.

Truly, I appreciate your positivity, it’s great.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    hey thanks man, it’s comments like this that make it worthwhile, well I’d be writing even if no one read my stuff, but comments like this sure help

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Brohambious says January 6, 2014

just tearing up a little bit. I believe you mean every word and MAN how good it feels. you believe in me. not even joking or being sarcastic. thanks Chris

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    glad you’re feeling it brother

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Jim says January 6, 2014

You know Chris, you are absolutely right! But……….after 6 years of things constantly getting worse, it gets harder and harder to “just get back up”! It takes every ounce of what little faith I have left TO get up and try again! If what I’m going through is just a test of faith, it’s one hell of a test brother! I lost my business to a fire 6 years ago and lost everything. I’m 59 years old with health issues and am very limited to what I can do physically and what type of employment I can seek. What I’m trying to say here Chris is that what your saying hear IS true and 99 percent of the time, you CAN just dust yourself off and get back on that horse and ride on. But sometimes after so many falls, you need a little intervention, a little help spiritually, mentally, and sometimes financially! But ultimately…………it could always be worse! Thanks for posting this Chris, keep up the good work brother!

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Gordon says January 6, 2014

Hey Chris,
Thanks a million for this post. I have been struggling with my own self-belief for the last couple of years and I think I have finally turned a corner. I was just thinking today how I have become more of an action taker whereas before I would overanalyse everything and never do anything. Your posts have always been inspiring so thank you for that and I will keep taking steps forward. I totally agree with what you say about making too many plans and doing nothing.
Thanks for the belief Chris.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    hellyeah Gordon

    action is the key

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Brad Forbes says January 6, 2014

God damn! That’s a helluva post. Velocity will be my best friend from now on. Motivate! Dominate!

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    Velocity is GREAT friend for sure

    very reliable, loyal and fun to hang around

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Tudor says January 7, 2014

This post made me look at what I’ve been doing in the past few months, and it’s exactly what you just described. I’m doing things, putting one foot in front of the other, trying to get better at this and that. Sometimes it pays off, other times it results in a “ooops”. Either way, I’m grateful.
Thanks for the attention-grabbing email. 🙂

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    you’re welcome Tudor

    the “oooops’s” are good

    an important part of the journey and how we learn, grow and become stronger

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Jason Anderson says January 7, 2014

Wise words brother. I echo your sentiment about velocity….momentum creates the energy to continue on. First gear is always the hardest and you’ll use more gas but it’s worth it.

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    Velocity!

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Laura says January 7, 2014

WOW exactly what i needed to hear after the negativity and gossip that has been trying to effect me!! Belief in myself & getting rid of the drama
Nothing gets in my way
Thanks for this Chris xx

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dave stewart says January 7, 2014

Hi Chris,

Like the brief style of this post. Very impactful. Great work.

Dave

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    thanks Dave!

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Rob says January 7, 2014

Chris,

another great post, smashing it as always. It can be hard sometimes to convince myself there is nothing to fear but fear itself, but your post sums it up perfectly.

thanks

rob

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    yeah brother, gotta walk through those fears

    a book that helped me a ton with this is “feel the fear and do it anyways” by susan jeffers

    great little book

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Neil says January 7, 2014

which way’s forward?

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    Chris McCombs says January 7, 2014

    as long as you know where you want to go, you can at least get started in that direction, even if it’s not the right action.

    like lets say you see a mountain in the distance, you may not know the exact directions to get there, but if you just start walking towards the mountain, you’ll figure it out as you go…you may get off course a bunch, but you’ll just adjust your course and get right back on path

    True North

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Styles Bitchly says January 7, 2014

“If we are facing the right direction, all we need to do is keep walking.” Buddhist proverb

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Tanya says January 7, 2014

LOVE YOU MAN!!!keep fighting the good fight!!!

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Lani says January 8, 2014

wow, what a great and timely post. Just wanted to send you a message of appreciation. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and gathered up a few posts like these to read over when things get tough, or for whatever reason my fears get in the way of doing something. I think, in part, some of what you wrote helped me take a lot of opportunities last year I wouldn’t have otherwise – or at least, helped me get out of my own way of going after what I want. Booyah! Thank you for all the motivation.

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Mike Casty says January 10, 2014

A succinct comment for a succinct post: you are the beez kneez. Keep kickin’ ass and takin’ names BIG CHRIS!

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nick says August 23, 2014

So funny the comment above about Forrest Gump and how there were so many good lessons in that movie. Just hours before reading this a friend at work and myself were talking about that same exact thing! We were talking about movies and somehow got to Forest Gump and my friend said “I love Forrest Gump, there are so many lessons about life in that movie.” Kind of funny seeing how I haven’t talked about that movie or even thought of it for years now it comes up in two separate instances on the same day.

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Ken Haberman says January 23, 2016

Great post, Chris. Lots of valuable wisdom and inspiration in few words. Love it!

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