How do you achieve goals? You have written great goals – What's next?
Achieving goals requires more effort than simply writing them down.
Most think success flows to us (inward) – from something or someone outside of our self. This mindset places you in the position of waiting for success to happen.
Actually, success is already within you and it flows outwards.
In other words, achieving goals begins and grows in your mind first. You need to see and believe you are already successful, in both conscious thoughts and subconscious beliefs.
Then success will flow outward from you. Remember, what you send out is what you get back.
Send out success, whether it is love, happiness, wealth, gratitude or good health and it all comes back to you multiplied.
Earlier in this tutorial I stated “Success is 90% the result of what is in your mind and only 10% the result of the system or career path you choose”.
Most of the information I present on this Web site has to do with your conscious thoughts and subconscious programming.
Scientific human brain research explained in Step One proves the subconscious thinks in five areas of the brain and is about 800 times more powerful than your conscious mind.
The subconscious creates beliefs and goals you are not even aware of. The subconscious rules so much of your life!
Now, let’s harness this subconscious power!
The entire process of setting and achieving goals is actually a mental exercise in planning and creating your life (your reality) as you choose it to be.
Effectively, you set your goals in writing to determine how you choose each day of your life to unfold.
You have stepped into the future to envision your dream life. Then you wrote the entire script for the movie of your life.
You are the star of this movie.
Can you imagine a lead actor/actress given a script, then trying to perform without preparation? It would be a disaster.
Instead, they memorize their lines, practice "being" the character and see themselves as that person.
Life is no different.
Let’s look at the actions you can take right “now” and every day to begin achieving goals which you have consciously chosen.
The process for achieving goals is really quite simple.
Although it is simple, most will abandon their dreams to soon; thinking the process does not work. You must do the work.
Let’s put the process of achieving goals into a logical and profoundly efficient system which turbo charges your results.
Review your goals twice daily, in the morning and evening. Doing this helps to create new neural pathways - new beliefs.
The more you review each goal, the larger, stronger and more often these neuron patterns will fire. These neuron patterns are new beliefs programmed into your subconscious by choice.
When you first awaken each day, the subconscious is in the “Alpha” or learning state and is most susceptible to re-programming. You need to continuously remind your mind (the subconscious) of what you believe is important -- your new goals.
Then throughout the day your subconscious will bring to your attention anything which draws you closer to achieving goals.
At night while you sleep, the subconscious is still awake and active. Your focus immediately before bed is what the subconscious will work on.
Reviewing your goals before bed gives you the extra advantage of having the subconscious mind work on achieving goals while you sleep.
This is why many experts often recommend you do not watch the news before bed. You subconscious will constantly be focused on events like war, murder or terrorism - negativity.
In Step Four I explained visualization is a key to achieving goals.
Images, pictures and symbols are the language of the subconscious. That's why visualization works so well for athletes, they SEE themselves winning!
With the added power of strong emotion, the subconscious easily understands your communication and flags it as important.
Then, it will work 24/7 to help you live into your dream. Rather than merely reading your goals, supercharge your results with visualization.
Take each goal and create everyday affirmations which can be used regularly throughout your day. These affirmations also help in creating the neuron patterns that fire the easiest.
As with reading your goals and visualizing, affirmations create new subconscious beliefs which are in harmony with your goals.
You can also record affirmations on your computer and either rip a CD or download to an iPod. Then replay your affirmations whenever convenient, such as driving, walking, working out or jogging.
Affirmations are positive self-talk and they help tremendously in conditioning your mind to focus on achieving goals.
Get pictures of your goals from magazines, brochures and the Internet. Place them on a Vision Board and/or in your journal. Just like affirmations, which are more reading and/or audio, the vision board will provide an image filled affirmation for you!
The subconscious understands and communicates in pictures and images nicely. Think of the subconscious mind as a foreigner that doesn't speak your language.
The most effective method of communication is pictures and images; otherwise the subconscious simply won't understand you. Knowing where you intend to go and visualizing with vision board pictures and affirmations really will help you achieve your goals.
To produce maximum impact on your subconscious, get photos which include you, such as sitting in the car of your dreams or standing in front of your new house. You can use photo apps to add yourself into a dream photo.
Develop the habit of monitoring your thoughts. You know, those wild running-in-circle thoughts that never end? Yeah, those thoughts!
Keep a journal to record your thoughts and each time you catch a negative, non-supporting thought immediately replace it with a mental image of yourself achieving goals. If you seriously take the time to become aware like this, you won't beleive how often your mindset takes you negative.
Humans are pre-programmed to be negative by genetic DNA and early childhood caregivers. This is designed to keep us aware of danger, safe and protected. However, this same negativity is usually detrimental to success.
Fortunately, we have emotions which alert us to negative thoughts. Every time you have a negative thought, you will experience a negative emotion such as fear, worry or anxiety.
Don’t fight the negativity. Instead, just embrace it, acknowledge it and thank it for making you aware.
Then release your emotional attachment. Tie that negativity to a hot air balloon and watch it float far far away. Change the direction and focus of your mind with an image of yourself achieving goals from your list.
Becoming aware of your own thoughts and beliefs is undoubtedly the most effective technique I have experienced for achieving goals by eliminating the useless, self-sabotaging chatter in our minds. Do not listen to your subconscious chatter. Instead become aware of it, and refocus your mind on your goals.
I explained the power of meditation in Step Four.
Get connected to your higher self and Infinite Intelligence. All the answers and all the ideas you will ever need are already within you.
Quiet the “noise” in your mind through meditation and allow yourself to hear the messages sent by your subconscious.
When you encounter any resistance to achieving goals, such as a negative belief or thought, release the emotional attachment using the techniques from Step Three.
Releasing subconscious blocks clears the path for success.
It is possible to achieve success without releasing. However, in my personal experience, emotional blocks eventually will stop you.
If you choose not to slay the dragon, eventually it will destroy your progress.
Write in your journal daily. Add images to your journal too! This is effectively communicating with your subconscious and telling yourself what is important to you, for your future.
Record your successes every day and also write you want more of these. Record your failures and write you don’t want any more of these.
Ask your subconscious for answers such as:
Writing things down is like therapy and it also helps to clear negative energy. When you expose your limitations, they immediately begin to lose power over you.
Remember, I cautioned you earlier in this workshop. Don’t do anything simply for the sake of being active. Instead, take intuitive action. When you “feel” something needs to be done, by all means do it.
At first, until you get the hang of this process, you may very well feel stagnant. No ideas, no intuitive nudges, nothing appears to be happening.
As you continue using all the techniques to re-program your subconscious, ideas and plans begin to appear. Before you know it, you will have so many ideas coming your way it will be difficult to stay focused on the important ones.
What a great position to be in!
Focus on the good - attract more good.
Have fun – enjoy life. Yes it is important to have direction in life, but allow the child within you to be happy and have fun along the way.
When visualizing yourself achieving goals, see yourself enjoying the success, feel the excitement and happiness knowing your dream is now reality.
Don't forget to actually celebrate when your goal shows up in your reality.
Do everything with gratitude. Write gratitude thoughts in your journal.
Expressing gratitude also gets you in the habit of focusing on the good in life.
What you focus and think about is what you attract. (I've repeated this often so it will really sink into your mind)
Regularly you will become aware of additional goals you desire. Add them to your list.
Especially add the small goals. They are easily accomplished and get you in the habit of knowing and believing that achieving goals is now a part of your life.
Some of you need proof this works - facts.
Here is scientific fact: the RAS (reticular activating system) determines if something needs to be brought to your immediate attention. If so, it sends a message to your conscious level so you can notice it or respond to it.
Things get onto your RAS important list through repetition, visualization, focus and pictures. This is how you control the subconscious so it will bring to your attention anything to do with achieving goals.
Secondly all of the above techniques create new neural pathways in your brain. Neurode patterns used the most are largest in number, fire easiest and fastest.This has been scientifically proven.
Some of you are less interested in proof and more inclined to believe in the ethereal or Infinite Intelligence.
These techniques all help to raise your vibrational energy level and place you in a state of harmony with your goals.
This is where you attract that which you desire through the Universal Law of Attraction.
Quantum physics also states that which you observe is what you manifest. Observing yourself achieving goals therefore helps to manifest success.
Either way scientifically or esoterically you win!
You are doing everything I have laid out. Nothing seems to be happening.
Don’t get discouraged. Stay focused on your goals. It may take time to get your subconscious in alignment with your conscious desires.
Also, perhaps the goal you thought you wanted is not something you should have. (Remember the insurance clause?)
As long as you are focused on achieving goals, you will manifest your desires, receive an insight to change your goal or feel the need to remove a subconscious block.
The most exciting and rewarding part of the entire goal setting process is rewriting your goals for even higher achievement. In achieving goals, you now need to aim for a higher target.
This keeps life exciting, rewarding and a true joy to experience.
One last reminder, it takes 21 to 30 consecutive days to re-program your subconscious and make any lasting change.
Repetition, repetition, repetition! That's how to create new neural pathways in the subconscious that are supportive to achieving goals you have chosen.
Congratulations for sticking with me and making it through this self help tutorial.
I sincerely hope I have helped you in some way to discover a better way to live.
Always remember to: "Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death."