The Big Question – What Do You Want?

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.”

~ H.L. Hunt

The Big Question – What Do You Want?

by Simon Tyler

In going about my work I have noticed how many senior executives and leaders carry complex decisions with them and task themselves with solving alone. We are never alone.

I, and I’m sure you too, often read phrases like ‘you get what you think about’ or ‘be careful what you wish for’ (see Thought management 101). Well here I am reminding you of the principle again; with intent to simplify what it means so you can use it to shift your results soon.

The principle is that of attraction – what you are thinking about, talking about, acting out tends to magnetically attract more of the same.

My focus over the summer has been awry to say the least, children at home, holidays, frequent self-created chaos-storms and so on. When you are in that place your thoughts tend to follow the situation. Unbeknown to your consciousness you are saying things such as ‘I’m so busy’, ‘I’m not moving forward’, or simply not giving any time to review what’s going on and reset your attraction magnets.

After several weeks of this state I was really feeling groggy, dulled, inspiration low. A kick start was needed.

Now here’s the simple part, and it is so simple there is a high likelihood you either won’t believe it or you just won’t take action it because it’s too simple!

I asked myself, “What Do I Want?”

And kept asking myself this simple question until I refined and refined the answer and got clear on the situations I wanted to be in and the results I wanted to create.

For a few days I would ask the question again or briefly think about the situations I desired, that’s it.

So that’s it, my challenge to you this week. Book a 10 minute meeting with yourself and ask yourself the coach’s big question. Repeat every day for a week. For enhanced results make notes, or even get someone else to ask you the question.

Good luck and keep it simple!

Simon Tyler is one of the world’s leading business coaches. His work simplifies the lives of business leaders and owners. He is an incisive consultant, inspirational writer, provocative public speaker and master facilitator. To learn more about Simon, visit

Coaching Call To Action

Simon’s advice for the week is worth repeating. Book a 10 minute meeting with yourself and ask yourself, “What Do I Want?”. Repeat every day for a week. Simple and sure to produce results.