“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”
Here are 7 simple tips that can help you when it comes to setting goals that will give you the life you really want:
1. Recognize that you are the source of everything that you want.
Stop waiting to inherit it, win it; marry it, or expecting it to come from any source other than you. You can have anything that you want, all it requires it working with thoughts, feelings and intentions.
2. Understand that the process of attaining what you want (the how) is more important than the end result (the what).
It’s really a matter of personal growth, changing your thinking and expanding your beliefs about what you deserve to have. Once you have mastered the how, you can have what you want when you want it. It is the old adage about teaching a man to fish in order to feed him for a lifetime.
3. Don’t underestimate the power of your thoughts, emotions and intentions.
Your thoughts are the model of what you want. Everything that was invented in this world began as a thought in someone’s mind first. Emotions energize thoughts. The more passionately you want something, the more rapidly you bring your thoughts into form. Intention acts to direct you thoughts and emotions. The clearer you are as to your purpose or intention the more likely you are to get what you want.
4.Think about what you do want as opposed to what you don’t want.
I want a loving relationship is a far cry from; I don’t want to be alone for the rest of my life. I want an abundant life is not the same as; I don’t want to be poor. I want to be healthy is not I’m tired of being fat. Your thoughts form the model of what you want. Whatever you focus on is what you are likely to receive, as your energy follows your thoughts. We work perfectly to produce the results that we are getting, so choose to intentionally program the results that you really want.
5. Ask yourself what you think, having what you want, will give you that you don’t have now.
If you had more money, or a relationship or children or a better job, or were thinner, what needs or desires would be satisfied? Usually the underlying answer to this question is something like security, freedom, love, happiness or inner peace. Dig down until you get right to the essence or core of what you really want in your life.
6. Determine ways that you can bring the essence of what you want into your life right now.
Don’t wait to get what you want, how can you be happier, more secure, have more love or inner peace right now? Ask yourself what it would take to feel and believe these things now. If you think that being thinner would attract more love into your life, how can you attract more love now? Perhaps you can be more loving towards family, friends, people in need in your community. Perhaps you can start by loving, nurturing and pampering yourself more.
7. Act like you already have what you want in your life.
If you want a successful business, then act as if you already have one. Visualize what you would look like, feel like, and think like, if you were already running a successful business. Each morning just before you get out of bed imagine you running your successful business; start a picture scrapbook showing your perfect life as you are running your successful business.
- Where will you operate it from your home, an outside office?
- Who will work with you?
- What services will you provide and to whom?
- What kind of income will it provide?
- What will you be able to do with this income for yourself, your family, friends, for your community?
Put together an action plan that will move you in the direction of your dreams. Each night as you slide back into bed, ask yourself, What did I do today that moves me in the direction of what I want?
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