Close your eyes. Imagine that everything you desire is just a wish away. All you have to do is close your eyes, focus your thoughts and ask your genie to make your wishes, dreams, or goals come true. Wouldn't that be cool? What if you didn't have to rely on anyone else but yourself? Not even your own personal genie. Wouldn't that be even better?
Think back to some of the goals that you have had in your life thus far. How many of them did you really wanted to achieve, but for one reason or another, they never materialized? How different would your life have been if you had succeeded with the majority of them up thus far? As adults we've learned that it takes time to achieve the things we want in life. But what if as children we learned how to increase the chance of goals being attained and the speed in which it happens. Wouldn't that be a worthwhile piece of education? The following is a tool that the majority of adults have not heard of, practiced, or mastered.
In The One Minute Millionaire Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen discuss a technique that they learned from Brian Tracy for achieving goals. Brian Tracy writes his goals down every single day, not just one or two, but his six top goals.
How did he arrive at the number six? They represent the six major areas or resources of your life: body, brain, being, time, people, and money. But he goes further than just listing the goals on a 3 x 5 card. Brian Tracy affirms them as well. He writes supporting the goal, as if he already has achieved it, just like visualizing and speaking from the goal itself. Allen and Hansen suggest that you not only affirm your goal, but that you begin it by stating that you are 'happy'.
Because adding the word happy helps one acknowledge that they are in the current state of being. It is like a light bulb going on that helps you recognize the state of joy, and concentrating on the feeling will help you magnetize more if it. Couldn't everyone use a little more happiness and good things in life? The last step is to 'write down what service, product, or information you plan to render and in what quantity and quality: I am providing excellent value by selling x number of products to x number of satisfied customers each day.'
Why is this technique so successful? Because the 3 x 5 card is kept with you all day long, and read aloud a minimum of four times, at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and just before bedtime. The goals should be changed and upgraded regularly, but no less than monthly. This technique keeps your goals in the forefront of your mind, so that you begin to not just want them, but to actually live them. The trick is to always think positively. Always think of the thing you want to achieve and not what you want to change or the fear that you may have associated with the goal-like failure.
Are you excited? Isn't this technique inspiring? If you are a parent, why not get into the habit of doing this yourself and introduce it to your children as early as possible. Imagine how much they can accomplish in life by using these wonderful tools, and the confidence that will result.
Self esteem comes from achievement.
Mastering the art of goal-getting is just another step in climbing that mountain to success - why not start them out young.All writings here are copyrighted by Eva Gregory. You may not use them without written permission but you may link to the posts or give out a link to the posts.