Maximising Your Genius Mind and Going BIG With Your Goals

BENEFITS OF GOING “BIG” WITH YOUR GOALS

There are big benefits of working towards big goals – amazing happiness, stretching your ability, increased passion, more energy, infectious enthusiasm, amazing achievement and actually creating the life you dream of! People who achieve great things tend to do so because they are powered by great dreams, while those who fail to achieve their fullest potential are more likely to NOT be ‘big thinkers’. You have got to think big to achieve big.

Every business should have at least one big goal, and every person within the company must know what that goal is and what it means for them as individuals as well as the business as a whole. And on the same level, each individual should be aware of at least one big goal (preferably one in each area of your life) and maintain an emotional connection to that goal.  If everyone believes in the goal, then that makes it even more powerful. The method for choosing your big goal for a business is the same as the method for choosing the big goal for an individual person. American President John F. Kennedy set the big goal of being in space in 1961. It was a dream and it had a deadline. He said, “I regard that decision as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.” John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” the following year was brilliant, and it made Americans fully aware that they were all chasing the same dream.

“You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”
~ Wayne Gretsky—Ice Hockey Legend ~

You have no idea what you are capable of. Can you pause now and just consider what you THINK you might be capable of. Think BIG. REALLY BIG. Then double it and you’re getting close. But in reality, you’re not even warm. WE HAVE TO PUSH BEYOND OUR LIMITS BEFORE WE FIND OUR LIMITS. Living with unused ability can be likened to having giant wings but not realizing that we have them—let alone what they can be used for. It’s only if we attempt to fly that we realize we have wings. And it’s only when we start using our wings that we realize we CAN FLY.

When you stop and think about the process of being successful in anything, you can actually see that every time you have achieved something worthy, you had to expand beyond your comfort zone.  Winning occurs OUTSIDE our comfort zone.  Now this doesn’t mean that you need to constantly stay outside of your comfort zone, but it does mean that you do need to venture out there often!  And setting big goals actually PULLS you out of your comfort zone – encouraging you to extend your comfort zone outwards, increasing your skills in multitude of different areas, and allowing you to achieve your dreams.

 

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

GENIUS MIND AND ACTIVE THINKING

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!

 Book cover

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