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Get What You Want By Using The Little You've Got Now - 7 Secrets

Discover the latest facts people who bounce back strong from setbacks have over those who don't. 7 Secrets that all have in common that anyone can take advantage of.
Written Dec 09, 2010, read 2404 times since then.


What's the secret for a person to bounce back strong from a staggering setback? We did a detailed 17 month study on people who did this. We discovered they all had one secret in common. Can you guess what the secret is? It was the ability to use what they had available to them, however small, to achieve their goals.

Scores of people have succeeded using slim resources, miniature amounts of money and tiny talents to amass huge success. And others have bounced back with miraculous comebacks with little more than the clothes on their backs. What were their secrets, their attitude and most important their actions?

In a time of economic turmoil wouldn't you agree this would be vital information to know? In fact, the person who will apply the following 7 secrets could hold the difference between success or failure in there hands.

We invite you to start applying these 7 secrets to the challenges, obstacles and problems you face now. Like Mark Taylor, from Miami Beach Florida. He experienced a major setback in his real estate consulting business. After applying the 7 secrets, Mark went from flat broke to amassing incredible success. He did it in an entirely new career, he loves more, creating and educational toys.

Or do like Ellen Jefferson in Dallas Texas, divorced and down to her last month of savings. She applied the 7 secrets and created her own clothing line for plus sized women.

And one of my favorite stories, Tasha Blake, from Jackson Mississippi. A teenage single mother on Welfare. Tasha applied the 7 secrets and got off Government assistance and onto a scholarship program. Now she enjoys a degree in Nursing. I look forward to reading your success story after you read and apply these 7 secrets.

But don't stop there, make sure you share these tips with others. The results will soon speak for themselves.

Here's The 7 Secrets of Using What You've Got To Get What You Want

1. Start Slow Take Baby Steps

The biggest single factor that keeps otherwise successful people from reaching their goals is their unwillingness to start small. As a result the mistakes they make have more of a tendency to overwhelm them, causing them to abandon their goal. Start slow, give your confidence a chance to grow. As your confidence builds, your self-motivational energy toward the project will grow also.

2. Persistence

Another word for persistence is "keep-trying ness or never quitting easy. A persistent attitude is a trait that can be developed, just as a weight lifter can strengthen a muscle, or a runner can develop endurance by running. Persistence can be developed by refusing to quit at the first signs of defeat or opposition. With each victory you achieve you will develop the attitude of persistence.

3. Assertive Self-Starter

Be alert to opportunities to take action toward your goals, however

small. Just start where you stand. Be Observant - Don't just look at things, see them, see the details. That's often the difference between the amateur and the professional. The professional is able to see the details of a problem the amateur can't. Because of this ability to observe more of the details, society gives the respect, money and many other rewards to the professional.

4. Present-Mindedness Most procrastinators find it difficult to think in the present. The procrastinators (and worriers) think future tense. They think "what could happen if?" The self-starter thinks in the present. The self-starter thinks in the now? For truly, that's all we have. As the saying goes, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not her yet. All we have is now to do good, to improve our world or help others.

5. Independence

The self-starters make up their own minds after the fact are known. They can't afford to wait or depend on the opinion of others to do their thinking for them. The definitely can't wait for other to motivate or move them to action.

6. Ability To Fail... Constructively

This is a vital trait of successful people. They're not afraid to fail. Why? Because they know how to fail. They learn from their failures and try again until they succeed. Low achievers are afraid of failure and thus never try, they lose by default. By trying, success is not guaranteed, but if one doesn't try, failure is guaranteed.

7. Ability To Shake Discouragement

The bounce back secret of most people who succeed is this one trait. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just the failures in life who experience discouragement. By reading biographies of the famous and successful you'll find most had one thing in common. What? They all had obstacles, problems and setbacks along the way that could have caused discouragement. However, they were able to shake discouragement and continue toward their goals until they were achieved.

Learn more about the author, Roy Primm.

Comment on this article

  • IT Consulting, IT Support 
Seattle, Washington 
James Murray
    Posted by James Murray, Seattle, Washington | Dec 23, 2010


    I liked your article a lot. I find that I keep having to re-remember or relearn each of these.

    It's interesting that #1 and #4 seem almost contradictory. Taking slow baby steps vs wanting to do something right now. I always have to remember that planing in the beginning while doing the baby steps helps me wait to see the success of the baby steps.

    I think failure #6 has been an important one for me. I hate making mistakes. Being able to step away from the fear of making mistakes and realizing that we only get better by making mistakes... is a difficult place for me to maintain.

    Again I appreciated the article

    Thanks, James

  • Publisher 
Beverly Hills, California 
Roy Primm
    Posted by Roy Primm, Beverly Hills, California | Dec 24, 2010

    Good insights James,

    Although #1 Taking Baby Steps and #4 Being Present Minded may seem contradictory at first glance, there's a slight but important difference. Many people have the bad habit of biting off more than they can chew at the start and often become overwhelmed or careless. Which is why it's important to take baby steps.

    Others can become parylyzed worrying about what could happen "if" or be unable to forget past failures instead of thinking about the present moment.

    Both Taking Baby Steps and Be Present Minded are essential for bouncing back from setbacks but different in scope.

    6. Ability to fail constructively is a powerful key and a sticking point for most people, including me. Making mistakes exposes vulnerability (ouch!). But it's often the only way to improve, progress and grow stronger.

    To Your Success Roy Primm, Publisher

  • Mortgage Lender, Loan Originator, Instructor 
Peoria, Arizona 
Tom Frizzell
    Posted by Tom Frizzell, Peoria, Arizona | Jan 05, 2011

    Roy, I really appreciate your insights into developing a success pattern. One of my mentors used the line something like, "From idea to implementation should be rapid in order to be successful?

    Too often we get a good idea and sit back and wait for it to implement itself.

    Thanks again for a great article. In fact I would love to reproduce it for my referral partners and get a little fire under them if you would grant permission. Of course I'll acknowledge you as the author.

  • Management Consultant 
Claremont, California 
Paul Yandell
    Posted by Paul Yandell, Claremont, California | Jan 09, 2011

    FDR said "do what you can, from where you are, with what you have". Your article brings it home. BRAVO! -Paul

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist 
Tarzana, California 
Susan French
    Posted by Susan French, Tarzana, California | Aug 07, 2011


    What a timely article. Especially as I sit here on a Sunday morning thinking "if only I had xxxx, being successful would be a snap."

    The tips are perfect. Simple, concise and do-able.

    Perhaps as a woman, or as a therapist, or maybe just as a human being, might I suggest the importance of one's very own cheering section?

    As I make my own way on this journey, as a much, much older person, and this being my second professional career, I find that I gotta have someone to complain to when it gets rough.

    If I know that that person or community will be able to give me what I need to get back up into the game, I recover faster and with less pain.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks for a wonderful article.