#125: How To Get What You Want [Podcast]

Have you ever known anyone who just never seems to get what they want in life? They make lots of plans but things never seen to pan out well? I believe there are 5 requirements for getting successful outcomes in any area.

Female climber clinging to the edge.


In today's episode I will share the 5 Requirements, and explain how you can put them to work starting today.


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Spiritual Foundations:

What is the Kingdom, and how do we know we're in it?

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 14:17

We are instructed to seek first the Kingdom of God every day (Matthew 6:33). But what is the Kingdom of God? Is it good works? Being sinless? Bible reading?

In Romans 14:17 Paul writes that the Kingdom of God isn't something outside you flowing in — “the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking”. It's something inside you flowing out — “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”.

So how do we experience this practically? How do we “seek first God’s kingdom”?

We must be flowing with righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Righteousness is not something you can work for, because it's not based on what you do. This righteousness is actually His righteousness, and it is a gift. (Romans 5:17; 1 Corinthians 1:30) We need to be grounded in the truth that you are the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The debt for your sin has been paid, so God says He has cleansed our conscience. We have peace with God and we also have the peace of God.

So where does the joy come from? The same place it came from for the disciples. They were filled with joy when they saw Jesus, His hands and His side. (John 20:20)

So here's what to do:  every day, practice seeing yourself righteous in Christ. This means don't be conscious of your sins – but rather be conscious of your righteousness.

You may be listening to worship music, or to preaching or teaching, but whatever you are feeding yourself on should help you see Jesus, with His pierced hands and side, the same evidence of his finished work that gave the disciples joy. See all your sins forgiven, and you will experience peace and joy. This is exactly how to seek the kingdom of God!

Feature Presentation: The 5 Requirements For Success In Anything

  1. Clarity
  2. Confidence
  3. Character
  4. Consistency
  5. Commitment

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Question: How have these 5 Requirements helped you to succeed – or how has their absence caused less than ideal results? Click here to leave your comments.

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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  • Great podcast Ray, I needed the reminder in all the areas, especially in consistency. I am still a work in progress but I am making progress.

  • enjoyed this, this is one to listen to more than once,
    it would also help other people to seek first his kingdom by not being conscious of their sin by reminding (accusing) them of sin

  • Love it Ray! Confidence is my struggle. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Thank you! Exactly what I needed to hear.

  • Ray, is the link hot for the transcript? I can’t seem to get it work.

  • This is the first year of my life (at 55 now – phew!) where I feel like I’m touching all 5 of those qualities. A big help for me was reading The Slight Edge (which I actually read 3-times this year). I keep that picture of the success curve in mind – knowing that the tipping point is just ahead if I stay consistent. That curve is ‘flat-lined’ prior to the tipping point – and that’s where it gets tough because you have to keep working consistently without seeing any results. The flat-lined area is what I call ‘the quitting zone’ where 97% of people fade away because of distractions and discouragement. Some quit way too soon, but others quit just 3 feet from the gold or right at the entrance way to the promise land, That’s a tragedy – if they only knew about the tipping point. If they only knew about the compound effect. Thanks Ray for the 5 C’s. I seriously appreciate your contribution brother!