We are powerfully creative beings.
When we focus our conscious mind on a dream or goal,
our limitless subconscious mind gets to work,
and shows us, step by step, how to reach that goal.
~ Marc Allen ~ The Greatest Secret of All ~
Dreams are fleeting things. One moment you may have the best idea pop into your head, but the next moment it’s gone. One day you may be filled with enthusiasm over a goal, and a week later it falls into the abyss of forgetfulness.
Goal setting can be a delicate process. It takes determination, enthusiasm and mindfulness to stick it out to the end result.
To keep yourself excited about your goals, try following these simple steps.
Write it Down
When you write down what you’d like to see manifest, in as much detail as possible, it gives you a better idea of where you are going. Write out where you’d like to see yourself in one year, two years, or five years. Once you have done this, you’ll be able to see what the big picture really looks like. Having a goal of “I want a better job” doesn’t really give you an idea of what you want that part of your life to look like. However, if you say “I want a job where I get to utilize my talents, I am appreciated, make $70,000 year, and have the opportunity to move into management working for a company I believe in,” this gives you a much better idea of what you are working toward.
Break it Down
Looking at your goals can sometimes be overwhelming. Marc Allen, the founder of New World Library Publishing, went from being in a state of poverty to being a millionaire. But he didn’t do this overnight. He broke each goal down into a series of smaller, more manageable goals. For instance, maybe you want to lose weight. One goal of losing 40 pounds can seem overwhelming. Try breaking it down: 1) lose four pounds per month, 2) walk 30 minutes a day, four days a week, and 3) eat more fresh fruits and veggies. Once your main goal is broken down into smaller goals, your goal seems much more attainable.
Turn Your Goals into Affirmations
Now turn your goals into affirmations that your conscious mind is willing to accept. For instance, if you want to loose 40 pounds, try affirming “I am making healthy eating choices!” or “I am making smarter food choices every day!” Say your affirmations over and over, with enthusiasm, every day.
Keep a Goal Journal
Keep a journal that’s just for your goals, ideas, and dreams, and take it with you everywhere you go. Each time you have a new idea, write it down. You’d be amazed at how many good ideas are lost forever simply because they weren’t written at their moment of conception.
Read Your Goals Everyday
Every morning read your goals. Then read them again throughout the day. This simple act starts a process in your brain that causes your subconscious mind to scan your environment for ideas and situations that can help you achieve your goals. Have you ever wanted to buy a new car, and then suddenly you noticed that you were seeing this car everywhere?
This is an important step. Many people, rather than focusing on what they want, focus on what they don’t want. So their subconscious mind expends a lot of energy bringing those situations into their experience.
Great success is the result of a great many small steps, all moving toward a clearly defined goal. That is the secret of manifestation. ~ Marc Allen ~
No matter what your goals, if you spend time with them every day, you will find yourself getting closer and closer to your desired results. Out of small steps come big accomplishments, and out of daily mindfulness and determination, little endeavors turn into dreams coming true.