The 3 C’s of Getting What You Really Want

My week in pictures (from TL-BR:) Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Academy with Fabienne Fredrickson and so many other wonderful folk); good times in LA (in front of the Hollywood sign, having fun with friends, & Julie Andrew’s hand print!); on set at Rogers TV with host Kristen Owens, Elvira Hopper and James Erdt), the Mississauga Arts Council Marty Awards launch party, Media Darling event, having fun at Lioness Club‘s ‘SPA-rty’ with founder Jenny Katkova-Brown and friends)

A few common threads came up during my fun work activities this week.

I had the honour of being interviewed for a telesummit coming up (stay tuned!) entitled ‘The Art of Living Beyond Limitations.’  One of the ideas the host Kristen Owens and I spoke about on the path to living BIG was the importance of CLARITY.

I was also privileged to have sat on an expert panel on the subject of healthy mindset for a segment of ‘Heath Matters’ on Rogers TV. And what it kept coming back to, was CHOICE.

And after attending Brendon Burchard’s 4-day High Performance Academy, I  have been all about my new COMMITMENTs.

In order to really get what you really want, I think what is comes down to these 3 C’s: Clarity, Choice, and Commitment.


What is it that you really want? Do you even know? If you don’t first get clear on a vision, and I mean really clear, how are you ever going to know where to go, or when you got there?

Brendon had a great line he shared: “Perhaps the world hasn’t given you what you want because based on all of your distractions, it’s simply unsure as to what you’re asking.”

Hmmm… When was the last time you created a vision board? Or wrote out the vision for your life? Clearly defined your goals, dreams, and/or core desires?

It’s time to get SUPER CLEAR on what you want. And then get rid of the distractions. And if you’re not sure what you want, no time like the present to start thinking about it!


At the end of the day, we have to make a choice. I remember listening to an interview of a guy when I was a lot younger (not a prominent thought-leader by any means, more of an average Joe who had overcome some hardships) who made a lasting impression on me. He was asked of his secret to staying positive. ‘Every morning you wake up you have a choice. Is today going to be a good day or a bad day? I choose to make it a good one.’

Today really is a great day to make it a good day. Wouldn’t you agree?

Once you have clearly defined what it is you want (and Dream BIG! Why not?!?) you have to CHOOSE it. And you have to choose to believe it. And then you have be diligent in choosing to say YES to everything that is going to help you get there, and NO to everything that is steering you off course.


In my opinion, at least for me, this is the most challenging of the three. One you know what you want, and you’re choosing it, you have to make a serious COMMITMENT to making it happen. None of this one foot dipping in the water stuff. No, that is not going to get you where you want to go.

It takes serious discipline, hard work, and perseverance to achieve those big dreams. So you gotta commit, and be prepared to make some sacrifices along the way.

If you know you are here for a bigger purpose (and you KNOW you are) you need to fully, 100% commit.

There you have it. That’s what it comes down to. Clarity. Choice. Commitment.

It may be scary, I get it. You will go through tough times. You will fight your inner fears and Gremlins. You will come up against naysayers. And you will be challenged on numerous fronts. However, if you really want what you really want, you have to get really clear, choose it, and commit. Take ownership. Take responsibility. And say yes. And when you do, you won’t let anything get in your way.

Are you ready to go after what you really want?!? Get super CLEAR, CHOOSE it, and be prepared to COMMIT. Because really, it’s your time. (Click to tweet it out!)

Have a FAB week, everyone!

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And now I want to hear from YOU! What are YOU prepared to get clear on, choose, and then commit to? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. 

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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