Reset Your Goals
February 26, 2013
I am a goal freak. I will freely admit this to anyone. Anything of great importance that has been achieved, at least in my life, has been the result of setting the goal and looking at it continually, behaving as if you already have achieved the thing or outcome that you desired. I started doing this years ago. It singlehandedly created any and all success that I experienced from that day forward.
Mostly, I have used the back of an old business card. In small handwriting, I have written down the top 5 goals that I will achieve in the short term, and put them in my wallet. Once there, every time I pull out the wallet I see those goals there in front of me. I read the card. And again the goals are imprinted onto my subconscious brain. Once that card's goals are achieved, a new card is made up and the old one gets tossed, or set aside. The other day I came across an old goal card I found in my office back in a rarely-used shelf.
Reading through the goals, I realized that every one of them on that card had been achieved. I thought back to the time when those goals were important, what was going on in my life. Having already achieved them, they seemed small now. But at the time, they were huge goals!
Glancing down at my wallet today, I can see from December 2012 I have six goals I am currently working on. Three have already been achieved, and it's February 2013. That gives me 10 months to reach the three remaining goals. They are big ones, so it will be a very busy year! But I am ready to build a new card before year's end, to shift gears on a moments notice.
Since we are ever-evolving, every year we shift gears to become even better people and achievers than the previous year. It's like once you understand this, you can really excel, because you understand how goals are met. In many ways, this is awe-inspiring. Something as simple as writing down what you wish to achieve and looking at it regularly preps your subconscious brain to always be in tune to receive the correct answer. Once it is written down, go after it and don't stop. You must act. A goal without action is simply a "wish."
Soon you find yourself either getting up in the middle of the night with the right idea, or attracting the people, places and things to you to help you achieve your goal. Set your goals, put your action plan in place, and go for it! By doing this, success will be yours.