How To Get What You Want In Life

That’s a pretty huge claim.

Apparently, according to Ray Dalio, there are simply five steps to help you get what it is you want in life.

In his book, Principles: Life and Work:

If you can do those five things well, you will almost certainly be successful.

Here they are in a nutshell:

1. Have clear goals

2. Identify and don’t tolerate the problems that stand in the way of your achieving those goals

3. Accurately diagnose the problems to get at their root causes

4.Design plans that will get you around them

5. Do what’s necessary to push these designs through to results.

These five steps seem rather simple.

The ability to clearly identify and not tolerate the problems that stand in the way is my greatest struggle.

What’s yours?


Despite having it all.

A beautiful family.

Good health.


And a successful career.

I fell into depression.

There are two reasons for that.

One is chemical, the other is psychological.

After being on medication for three months, I am now able to function productively.

The psychological aspect requires more work.

I have established routines to help me overcome situations when I am not motivated to work.

It has helped tremendously.

Why am I sharing this

My reason for sharing this isn’t about getting sympathy.

Instead, it is to help others who may be in similar situation.

If you are struggling with depression, know that help is available.

Truth is everyone is struggling.

So let’s be kind and help each other where we can.