Have you wanted to set a large goal for yourself but are afraid to even give it the time and energy to create the plan to achieve it?
Every achievement starts as an idea.
That idea then becomes a theory.
That theory then becomes a fact thus yielding an achievement.
This process is the result of the highest form of positive thinking.
There is a creative form of energy and it manifests itself as our imagination.
When activated, it is able to build clear and vivid images.
When we dream, our minds are filled with illogical thoughts like levitating or being outside in a bathing suit while it is...
You've seen them.
There are always video circulating on Facebook and YouTube of people who are caught in the act. And of course, they have NO idea what you're talking about when confronted.
Like the little 2-year old boy with ice cream and sprinkles on his face being asked by his mom if he was the one who got into the ice cream and sprinkles. He denies it.
She continues to ask him if he is sure he hasn’t eaten any sprinkles.
"Nope," he says.
She points to the chair pushed up next to the counter where there is dried ice cream, and spilled sprinkles, and asks if he knows how it got...
There's a simple hack to setting and achieving your goals.
It's a secret ingredient, but it really isn't so complicated. (and let's be honest, it's not really a well-kept secret, either)
Are you ready? Here it is:
You have to be able to visualize attaining the goal!
Believe and achieve. That's it.
Keep the thought of the end result (having already been achieved) in the forefront of your mind.
Visualize holding that championship trophy.
Visualize moving into your dream home.
Visualize sitting at the "BIG" desk you'll have after being promoted to your dream position....
Fear is critical to our survival. It keeps us protected from legitimate threats and danger. But the thing is, if we only had life threatening fears, we’d be a very different society.
Instead, we also have some irrational fears based on traumas or bad experiences, or those all too often "hand-me-down" fears from well-meaning, but sometimes ill-advised relatives.
Take a quick inventory in your own head... what you are afraid of?
Fear of heights is a common one, at the top of the list for many, and definitely a legitimate fear. (although some go to extremes - but there...
Maybe you would like to learn to play the piano. You research teachers in your area and maybe even call around for schedules but then you stop short of setting up your first session.
Why is this? Why is it so hard to get started?
It’s very simple. Fear.
We all have fears and many of us have learned that until we conquer our fears, we are stuck. We can’t start that project or that goal or achieve that which we so desire.
Imagine taking a trip without a map.
Imagine building a structure without blueprints.
Imagine going through life without a plan…
(I know, for a lot of us, this isn't imagination, right?)
Are you drifting through life, letting life happen TO you?
Does it make you anxious, maybe keep you up at night, knowing you have a higher purpose, but you just don’t know where to start?
How do we get out of that existential "funk" and begin to create the life we want to live?
Crafting a life plan is not a simple task, and will not take an hour to complete.
If you knew what 500 of the world’s wealthiest people knew...
Would you do as they do?
Napoleon Hill, author of the bestseller "Think And Grow Rich," dedicates an entire chapter of the book to the practice of Persistence. Your paradigms will shift when you consistently feed your mind with repetitive information.
Hill describes the four steps that lead to the habit of persistence as:
Decisions are a mental activity every one of us engages in on a daily basis. From deciding when to wake up, to what to eat, to how to spend our day, to where to spend our money, to whom to spend our time with... decisions are part of our daily life.
But just because we do it often, that doesn’t mean we are good at making decisions.
Many of us make very bad decisions every day, and only a few of us make good decisions consistently.
Why is there such disparity in this?
What keeps us from making sound decisions?
Did you know that you could virtually eliminate conflict...
What does your closet look like?
Is it all tidy and color coordinated and arranged by season?
If so, move on… No need to read anymore. :)
For the rest of us who have closets full of clothes from ten years ago that we will fit into one of these days – or that style will surely come back – or this is a classic – it will go with everything…
You know who you are…
Or maybe you can’t even close your closet because the shoes are spilling out onto the floor…
Life is like a closet
We hold onto past thoughts and emotions and we think if we...