DIRECTING YOUR FOCUS:
Having written goals is like having a shopping list in hand when you go into a supermarket. Without the list, you don’t get half the things you want or need. Whereas when you go into a supermarket with a list, you tend to remember, see and get what you want. It’s the same with writing goals for your business, sport or life. Your mind works more effectively when you write out a list of goals. It sees the goals on your list and then looks for the goals and opportunities to reach your goals throughout the course of each and every day. Of course not all goals are just found or spotted by your mind, so a list will help you focus on your priorities and actions.
Imagine someone heavily overweight who wanted to be a healthy weight. If they were to picture themselves slim or say “I want to be slim,” their mind will bring up an image of them as slim and it actually keeps working until the goal picture becomes the real picture. Using the mind to conceive a goal helps you achieve a goal. However, this is the part that 95% of weight watchers get wrong. They don’t set the goal correctly. They say, “I want to lose weight.” It’s a bit like saying “I don’t want to miss this shot” instead of saying “I want to score the goal.”
You can’t start winning until you stop thinking about losing!
You’ve got to focus on what you DO want, not on what you don’t want.
Humans have been designed for survival. Since cave man days we have been managing our progress by setting goals. When a caveman was hungry he set out with the goal of finding something to eat. His mind would help him achieve that goal in order to survive. Humans are really designed to set and achieve goals, but few humans fully utilize this precious ability. It is an interesting phenomenon, but it has been shown that when your mind sees a goal on your wall or in your mind, it then goes looking for it in your external world or “reality”.
Your mind keeps working until the fantasy becomes reality.
So your Call To Action Step for today is simply this: Take some time for yourself today and write out your very own BUCKET LIST – 100 things that you really want to experience before you kick the bucket. Make sure you include everything that you have always wanted to do – you don’t have to know How or When or even Why you want to achieve this. For now, just write it down. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at some simple steps to break your Bucket List down into a series of actionable steps. Until then, Dream BIG!
This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order the book or Ebook online now at www.Amazon.com