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Writing Your Goals Out
If you're working in a journal or on a sheet of paper, number the lines from one to 100. Turn on some relaxing music. Sit back and relax. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Now, open your mind to ALL the possibilities. Limitations and restrictions have NO place in your life anymore. They don't exist.
As you begin to visualize EVERYTHING you want, write your goals down. Start each goal with "I am" or "I will." Ask yourself questions like:
What do I want to do?
What do I want to have?
Where do I want to go?
Where do I want to live?
How many homes do I want to have?
What contributions do I want to make?
What do I want to learn? From whom? Where?
Who do I want to spend my time with?
How much do I want to earn, save and invest?
What's my ideal net worth?
What will I do for fun and optimum health?
See if you can write down your goals in 20 minutes. Think like a kid... ask, ask, ask, ask! It you need more time, take it, but keep going! You may want to be the president of your own company or get a 4-year free-ride scholarship to the university of your choice. But you may also want to learn to swim or write a book.
As you write your goals, don't go back and read them. If you do so, you'll probably find that you begin judging every goal--and yourself for wanting them. Just write ... then say to yourself: "This is so. I'm predicting and announcing it to myself."
Do it NOW! Change Your LIFE!
Unfortunately, for some it's not quite that simple--if it were we'd all be living abundant, fulfilled lives. We'd all be floating around on Cloud Nine, happy as we could possibly be. So, what's holding us back? What's stopping us from living the lives we desire? Is it our jobs? Our parents? Our spouses?
We could point fingers all day long at the people in our lives who are not allowing us to do what we really want to do, who are keeping us from our dreams, but they're not really the problem. The truth is WE are the problem. The most challenging obstacle to overcome in our journey to successful living is ourselves. We are our own worst enemy.
The good news is that we can change--we can become our own best friend and greatest ally. How do we do make this happen? By changing the way we think about ourselves and believing that we deserve the best life possible.
The law of self-fulfilling prophecy says that you get what you expect. So why not create great expectations and the highest vision possible of yourself and your world?
Prioritizing Your Goals
To prioritize, find one goal on your list that would have the greatest positive impact on your life if you accomplished it. Here are some steps to help you find that goal:
1. Write a time frame beside each goal--one, three, five or 10 years.
2. Then, prioritize each of your four sections (one, three, five or 10 years).
For example, if your goals are to become a yoga instructor, take a dance class, hire a personal assistant, and remodel your office ...
First you would decide which of these first two goals is the most important to you. This is often charted on what we call a tournament chart--as teams win and proceed in stair-step fashion, you begin to see who will be playing against whom. Goals are much the same way--you whittle them down until you make a decision for one in favor of the other.
As an example:
#1 Start an exercise program
#2 Take a dance class
You choose #1--Start an exercise program.
Now, decide which of these two goals is the most important to you:
#3 Hire a personal assistant
#4 Landscape the back yard.
You choose #3--Hire a personal assistant.
Out of those two winners, choose which goal you'd like to do first. Start an exercise program or hire a personal assistant ... and the winner is hire a personal assistant!
You simply decide which goal is most important, then this goal moves to the next "round." Repeat this process until you end up with the Final Eight Goals, then your Final Four Goals, then your Final Two Goals ... You've now got a complete prioritization chart of what you first want to accomplish, working backward to your lower priority goals you still want to accomplish in this first year of ACTION.
3. Now, write two or three concise action steps for your Final Four. What are the three highest priority steps you need to take in order to set this goal in motion? Write them down.
Then, start by focusing immediately on the highest priority goal.
Take that highest priority goal and write it down. Decide to focus on and direct all of your attention to one goal at a time, because you can only achieve one at a time. In my wallet, I carry around my highest priority goal written down on a 3x5 index card. I look at it no less than three to five times a day as a constant reminder of my highest priority goal.
There are five main reasons why we don't ask for what we want:
2. Limiting and Inaccurate Beliefs
5. Low Self-Esteem
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.