Goals today, and not just tomorrow

Have you set your goals for today? Goals give you direction. Consider for a moment the following quote:

“If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Get You There.”

–The Cheshire Cat, Alice In Wonderland

I use to make the mistake of only setting weekly, monthly, yearly or longer time period goals.

The power of small goals through the day quickly adds purpose to any day & value, motivation and energy to the week.

Once you set up your goals properly and break them down to daily activities; achieving your daily goals will ensure you will achieve your weekly goals and in doing so, achieve your monthly & yearly goals and so on.

For me, this I found to be true. Daily goals = purpose.

Consider if there is truth in this for you.

I value thoughts and discussions with others. I will honour any comments to the best of my abilities.

Keys to wisdom do not reside in the mind of a single individual, but in the collective mind of all who truly desire wisdom above all else. Those who can heed the words of others, take their meaning and respectfully discuss their understandings will in the end reap the most fruits for their labor.

 

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BET you have NEVER read anything like this…..

I BET you have never read anything like this:
I believe, as many, MANY great leaders do, that the best way to improve your quality of life is through self-education (ok so that should have got rid of the people settling for the LEAST they can do and have in life).

Now, for those select few, serious about living, who realise that this is not ‘Take 1’ that life is here and now and that we all have 1 chance to live life on our terms; to who want to grasp the sails of your future, and direct this phenomenal ‘ship you have been given called life’ to where ever you so choose:

I truly hope you gain insight, motivation or something of worth to take away and APPLY to your life, from reading this post….)

If you feel as though you want to achieve more in your life, if you are unsatisfied with your current life situation, the various aspects of your life in the major areas of life: living environment, career, fun and recreation, Personal-Growth (As a quote I invented goes:

“Habitually choose to practice “Growth For Success”, because “Growth is Success”) of body, mind and spirit, relationships (Romance, friends, family and associates), health and finances, I suggest that for only 21 days, that you try something that you never have done; after all, those of you familiar with Einstein would know his quote about insanity, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.

The reason I say 21 days is because that is how long it takes to learn and set the foundation for a new habit. All habits can be changed, you cannot eliminate a bad habit without REPLACING it with a new habit.

If you do not choose a habit which will add value to your life, you will automatically replace it with a destructive habit. All habits exist for a reason, they are there to meet a perceived need so do not just try to quit a habit with out replacing it, for you will be left with an emptiness, a void with you will need to fill.

No for 21 days, I suggest some empowering habits, try these techniques: listen to inspiring self-development audio by leaders in the field of human potential:

Some names for you: Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Bob Proctor, Earl Nightingale, Brian Tracy, Napoleon Hill, Steve Chandler, Eckhart Tolle or Google some other names.

The key is to listen to this material ALL the time you are traveling or are on public transport (you can use headphones if you are on public transport with an IPOD/mobile phone or other portable device).

Alternatively, or better still, additionally, read for 30 minutes a day, books or ebooks about self-development by the same above teachers.

“I don’t have time you say?” Really? Is that what you truly believe or is it an unconscious conditioned pattern in your head that you learned from hearing your parents, relatives, co-workers, friends and many other people and associates you know say those words over and over again: “I don’t have the time” or “I am too busy” (busy doing what?)….

Please stop and think about that for a moment.

I learnt that I could make myself sound VERY busy if I wanted to, but when there was something that was fun and easy to do, I could all of a sudden “find” all the time in the world for the fun and easy activity.

We all have the same amount of time in a day – 24 hours. Some people however, choose to give up their arguments for their limitations and DECIDE to develop themselves so they can achieve more in a day AND – we all can do this. The only real challenge you have in life if yourself.

If you want change you must act as though you do. These above two things can literally change your life. What it will do is reprogram your subconscious mind.

The more positive and empowering material you allow your mind to feast upon, the more your old conditioning and beliefs that you cannot achieve all you want will be replaced with unlimited beliefs, self-confidence and most importantly, the DESIRE to change, which is the first step to taking the necessary action you need to increase your skills.

This increases your ability to contribute a greater value of service to society and your employer and will therefore gain more fulfillment and purpose in your own life and a more lucrative income if you desire such.

Here is a quote you may have heard; ‘we are what we eat’ and in a sense that is true: our body grows or deteriorates based on the foods or the man made chemicals we call food that we decide to eat most often.

Try considering this one: ‘we are what we learn’, a quote from Robert Kiyosaki’s amazing book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. This is pure truth.

A quote I made which is similar is “We are destined to become that which we habitually do and MOST IMPORTANTLY, remember that THINKING IS a DOING.” Whether your thoughts and self-talk throughout the day are consciously chosen or you allow your mind to be a monster and take you over, by paying no attention to your most dominating thoughts, what you DO or choose NOT TO DO will determine the direction, the quantity and the quality of your life.

Ziglar said that “You are what you are, you are where you are, because of what has gone into your mind”. This quote teachers one thing; ensure you are learning something worth learning.

‘Work harder on yourself then you do on your job’. Most people won’t even consider investing half an hour a week, much less half an hour a day into their mind (I strongly suggest you invest a minimum of half an hour a day into your mind), yet it is the key to helping them REALISE and achieve all their dreams and goals in life.

Learn a new way. Take a new path. Forge your own path.

 

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Growth For Success

Five principles for success

–          Desire – a ‘Burning Desire’

Desire is fundamental to success, in anything. Many people just have a wishy washy idea of what they think they ‘might’ want. Two basic examples are:

  • I want more money
  • I want to lose weight

These are neither specific nor measurable, they are therefore, powerless.

Firstly, how much is more money? What do you want your weight to be?

Most people do not want more money, but rather they want what more money will bring them: more choices, a better lifestyle, travel opportunities or simply put; more Freedom.

Hill stated (in his book Think and Grow Rich) that in order to achieve your goal; first you must have a “Burning Desire”.

Desire begins with first knowing what you really, really want, and more importantly, why you want it. Without desire, conformity exists.

Once you know why you want something, this will increase your desire to set a goal, and once it becomes a ‘burning desire’ you will be much more likely to want to take the next step which is…

–          Decision – a ‘no other options’ choice

Many people do not understand this word, ‘decision’ and get it mixed up with the word should:

  • I should go to the gym
  • I should stop smoking
  • I should stop overeating

Most people think that they are making real decisions all the time such as these. WRONG they are not decisions at all.

A decision is one of the most powerful tools in our inventory. Google ‘Decisions by Tony Robbins’ to learn really how important this is. In my terms, once you make a decision, there is no other option but to fulfil that. This is the power of true decision.

When you decide that you want something enough and you have a big enough burning desire, the next step is to decide to achieve this by setting a specific goal.

Make the goal worthy of you. You are worthy of any goal, so set one that as Bob Proctor says, “scares and excites you at the same time’.

 

–          Direction – Network, expand your circle of influence

This is simple, and yet often undervalued or overlooked. A friend of mine attended a Luna Wilson seminar where he learnt that Network = Net worth. Think about it. How are you going to make a cent on your own?

How are you going to learn what you need, be inspired and mentored by only yourself? Expand your world. Network, find a mentor or mentors. Read the books, listen to the self-help audios and attend the training seminars.

 

–          Belief – Unwavering Confidence in yourself

You will not follow through on any decision truly unless you believe the goal you have set and more importantly, believe yourself worthy and capable of achieving it.

Repetition creates belief.

–          Action –  Involves ‘Doing’

This is the final principle; Action!! For this I suggest Googling the words ‘Action definition’. How many great ideas have you had, and lost.

A decision is not a decision until it is acted on. Action will create belief. Sitting still doing nothing will create and strengthen fear. Taking Action WILL destroy your fear.

Desire, Decision, Direction, Belief & Action.

 

 

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