Thinking is something that most people don’t do enough of. The process of ACTIVE POSITIVE THINKING is something that most people have heard of, but never actually do! Thinking is not an activity that requires a lot of physical effort or a lot of time. Thinking is something that most winners do and most losers don’t do. Many people actually try to AVOID thinking! How crazy is that? From the moment we wake up, we turn up the noise. It seems that these days, we are socialised to feel uncomfortable in silence. After we hit our teens, most of us avoid it completely. And as adults, we actively run from it! We seem to ‘fill’ any silent spaces in our lives with any kind and quality of noise.
Writing goals DOES work and it’s a brilliant way to focus our mind on the things that we really want to achieve. In the course of your lifetime, some goals will come to you, seemingly delivered right onto your plate—but you still have to grab them! But these are more likely to be little goals. Rarely will a HUGE goal, one that exists out beyond your comfort zone, be so conveniently delivered to you—without some significant effort on your part. Your mind will give you opportunities to achieve your little goals AND your big goals. But you have to take the appropriate ACTION. A big goal may require a big risk—are you prepared to take a risk for your goal? A big goal may need a big amount of hard work—are you willing to do it? What price are you willing to pay for your dreams?
“A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic;
it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”
~ Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State ~
In my previous post, we bravely created our BUCKET LIST – a list of 100 Things that You Wish to Experience Before You “Kick The Bucket.” So many people put off creating such a list because it feels so enormous, like a distant mountain that can never be climbed. But I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step. The same thing applies here. Once you get that list down on paper, then pick out 5 items that are the most important, and the most pressing. These are the ones that you want to experience NOW. I suggest that you take another piece of paper and write these ones out – so they stand out to your mind. You are going to be looking at these goals now several times a day – so get used to it!
The next Action Step is to take each of these goals and identify one simple step that you can take TODAY towards each of them. If, for example you identified that you wanted to visit the Taj Mahal in India, then maybe today you could Google it and find out some facts about the area. (See, it doesn’t have to be a HUGE step that you take today, but you do need to do SOMETHING).
Repeat this process for each of your 5 Items. And if 5 is too hard, then choose 3 – but make sure you take an action TODAY.
Tomorrow’s post will build on this action skill by incorporating some Active Thinking skills to further enhance your achievement potential. Go BIG and Have FUN!
This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
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