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Sunday, June 1, 2014

SUCCESS PRINCIPLES #7 - UNLEASH THE POWER OF GOAL-SETTING



Once you know your life purpose, determine your vision, and clarify what your true needs and desires are, you have to convert them into specific, measurable goals and objectives and then act on them with the certainty that you will achieve them.

Experts on the science of success know the brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve.

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts,
liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

How Much, By When?

Be as specific as possible with all aspects of your goals - include the make, model, color, year, and features..the size, weight, shape and form and any other details. Remember, vagure goals produce vague results.

A Goal Versus A Good Idea

When there are no criteria for measurement, it is simply something you want, a wish, a preference, a good idea. To engage your subconscious mind, a goal or objective has to be measurable. Here are a few examples to give you more clarity :

I want to lose weight >>> I will weigh 185 pounds by 5pm, January 1, 2015.

I need to treat my employees better >>> I will acknowledge a minimum of six employees for their contribution to the department by 5pm this Friday.

Write It Out In Detail

One of the best ways to get clarity and specificity on your goals is to write them out in detail, as if you were writing specifications for a work order. Think of it as a request to God or to the universal mind. Include every possible detail.

You Need Goals That Stretch You

When you create your goals, be sure to write down some big ones that will stretch you. It pays to have goals that will require you to grow to achive them. It's a good thing to have some goals that make you a little uncomfortable. Why? Because the ultimate goal, in addition to achieving your material goals, is to become a master at life. And to do this, you will need to learn new skills, expand your vision of what's possible, build new relationships, and learn to overcome your fears, considerations, and roadblocks.

Create A Breakthrough Goal

In addition to turning every aspect o your vision into a measurable goal, and all the quarterly and weekly and daily goals that you routinely set, a breakthrough goal is also important that would represent a quantum leap for you and your career. They include things such as losing 60 pounds, writing a book, publishing an article, creating a killer website, getting your master's or doctoral degree etc.

Reread Your Goals Three Times A Day

Once you've written down all your goals, both large and small, the next step on your journey to success is to activate the creative powers of your subconscious mind by reviewing your list two or three times every day.

Take time to read your list if goals. Read the list (out loud with passion and enthusiasm if you are in an appropriate place) one goal at a time. Close our eyes and picture each goal as if it were already accomplished. Take a few more seconds to feel what you would feel if you had already accomplished each goal.

By constantly repeating and visualising your goal as already achieved, you will be increasing this structural tension in your brain. This will increase your motivation, stimulate your creativity, and heighten your awareness of resources that can help you achieve your goal.

Create A Goals Book

Another powerful way to speed up the achievement of your goals is to create a Goals Book. Write the goal at the top of the page and then illustrate it with pictures, words, and phrases that you cut out of magazines that depict your goal as already achieved. As new goals and desires emerge, simply add them to your list and your Goals Book. Review the pages of your Goals Book every day.

One Goal Is Not Enough

If you are bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a
burning desireto do things- you don't have enough goals.

Considerations, Fears, And Roadblocks

It's important to understand that as soon as you set a goal, three things are going to emerge that stop most people but not you. If you know that these three things are part of the process, then you can treat them as what they are just things to handle rather than letting them stop you.

As soon as you want to double your income next year, within moments considerations such as I'll have to work twice as hard or I won't have time for my family or my wife's going to kill me begin to emerge. 

But surfacing these considerations is a good thing. They are how you have been subconsciously stopping yourself all along. Now that you have brought them into conscious awareness, you can deal with them, confront them, and move past them.

Fears, on the other hand, are feelings. You may experience a fear of rejection, a fear of failure, or a fear of making a fool of yourself. You might be afraid that you will lose all the money you have already saved. These fears are not unusual. They are just part of the process.

Finally, you'll become aware of roadblocks. These are purely external circumstances - well beyond just thoughts and feelings in your head. A roadblock may be that nobody wants to join you on your project. A roadblock might be  that you don't have all the money you need to move forward. Perhaps you need other investors. Roadblocks might be that your state or national government has rules or laws that prohibit what you want to do. Maybe you need to petition the government to change the rules.