Get Out Of Your Way | The willPower Method®

For many people, it is not easy to comprehend that the not-so-good results you may have experienced in the past (or the current situation you are experiencing) may be a result of you getting in your own way of life’s opportunities.

With this being said, you must first identify what you truly desire in life, make sure you are in the right mindset for such an endeavor, and then set a plan on how you expect to achieve your dreams, goals and desires.

Over the years, clients have told me that they’ve tried to achieve something great in their life, yet for some reason, it just didn’t work… so they just gave up! Or something crazy happened in their life and they immediately reacted versus responded, now leaving them feeling bad about their choice.

Chances are, these people were not in the right mind set from the very start.  It’s important to find a solid state of mind before taking action. Opportunities will arrive in your daily life, and you may not have as much time as you’d like to react or respond to the situation. Yet the choice is still yours to make. With a solid mindset, you can capitalize on these opportunities. What is a solid mindset? It’s trusting in your own choices. Having goals predetermined, will help you recognize a good opportunity when it presents itself.

Imagine this: The star football quarterback has only 12 seconds left in the game,  the ball is in his hands.  At this critical moment, he must immediately visualize what he needs to achieve, then set 100% of his mind focus on the action of throwing the ball at just the right angle, momentum and direction to get the ball to the desired receiver near the end zone.  All of this in a matter of seconds! During these precious few seconds, he cannot afford to  think about anything else as it would cloud his current state of mind, his vision, his action and the integrity of his desired outcome. In fact, seconds before he throws the football, he must only be visualizing what he needs to achieve, and then take the right action to make it a successful reality.

YOU already have the Power within you to positively impact your own reality in life. You must have faith in yourself. You must believe that you are worthy and deserving of making your own smart choices and decisions. Thereafter, make a personal commitment to add your Will to your Power. Use your willpower to take ACTion, and achieve the results of your dreams, goals and desires. Moving toward your goals is very simple.

Set your goal. Believe in you. Make your choice. Act on your plan.

Look clearly at the opportunity you have in front of you. Have the faith in yourself and to know that if this is meant to be, it’s up to you to get out of your own way and make it a reality!

Dennis Shaver

Dennis G. Shaver is the President and CEO of Product on Demand and the Author of Empowered Innovation™: “Get out of your way and on with your idea”. Dennis assists his clients to become the architect of their own success and prosperity. His guidance encourages people to take right action on their grass roots innovative ideas, ultimately stimulating our economy one idea at a time. Connect with Dennis at


  1. Dennis G. Shaver
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 am ·

    Hello Brianne,

    Thanks very much for your kind response and great words of wisdom!

    Speaking of words of wisdom, many people often wonder what Faith means yet you hit it on the nailhead with your comments!

    Live the dream!


  2. Brianne
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 12:28 am ·

    I love this:
    “You must have faith in yourself. You must believe that you are worthy and deserving of making your own smart choices and decisions.”
    So true! Thank you for the great article, Dennis!

  3. Dennis
    Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 3:11 pm ·

    Feel free to reach out to me for more ways in how to get out of your own way!