Set Your Goals

(6.iii) Influence Your Subconscious
With Properly Worded Statements

This next step is to set your goals by creating properly worded statements which will produce maximum impact on your subconscious mind.

Before we actually begin fine tuning the wording of your goals, allow me to share a few words of wisdom.

All goals fit into one of two types, either "go up" or "give up" goals.

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Go Up or Give Up Goals

The give up type are usually giving up unwanted habits like smoking, gambling, drugs, alcohol or over eating.

The go up goals are usually related to self improvement or improving your financial status such as a better career, new home or new car.

When you set your goals, it is imperative to keep your “go up” goals to yourself. The "give up" goals you can choose to share them or not. It depends on your personal preference.

Just be aware if you share your "give up" goals and slip, others are only too anxious to point out you are failing. This can act as reminder to get back on track.

Do not share "go up" goals with anyone unless they are working on the same goals with you.

I once read that 50% of the people could care less about you and the other 50% are jealous. I have no idea whether the percentages are true or not, but the idea is definitely true.

The subconscious mind is strong and determined to help you live into your dream. It is also very easily influenced by your own negative thoughts.

When someone plants negative seeds (such as you will fail) it is human nature to begin playing the negativity over and over in your mind.

The subconscious then acknowledges your focus is on failure and gladly works to provide what it believes to be your choice – to fail.

Therefore - keep your goals to yourself!

Okay, enough of the wisdom, now let's set your goals with a few additional guidelines to really super charge their power.

1. Set your goals as a positive/positive:

The subconscious mind is your success tool. Unfortunately, most of us (until now) were never taught how to program the subconscious to work with us instead of against us.

Intellectually, if you consciously choose to eliminate a bad habit such as smoking or over eating, it makes perfect sense to set your goals with words such as “I limit my calorie intake and avoid over eating”.

This wording is what I call a positive/negative. You have a positive goal in mind but are using negative wording to instruct your subconscious.

The subconscious mind interprets this goal in a visual sense and sees you “over eating” and provides the stimulus to keep you hungry, eating and gaining weight.

It is important to set your goals to what you desire; the outcome or end result and not what you want to get rid of, eliminate or reduce.

To change this goal to a positive outcome, expressed in positive words, write: “I choose to be slim and weigh XX pounds”.

Now you are focusing on what you desire and sending a clear picture to your subconscious.

If this concept is confusing, go back and reread the scientific brain research discoveries discussed in Step One.

2. Set your goals "without" these words:

While writing the information for this Web site, it was much simpler to get my point across using words such as want, need, wish or lack.

However, it is important to avoid those words in your goals. They send the wrong message to your subconscious and the Universe.

Do you really “want” something, or would you much rather just “have” it?

Would you prefer to "want" self-confidence or "have" self-confidence?

Would you prefer to "need" money to pay bills or "have" it?

Remember, where you focus your energy is what you attract. If you focus on abundance, you attract abundance. If you focus on lack – what you want or need – you attract more situations to want or need.

3. Set your goals "with" these words:

From the scientific research we have learned when strong emotion is attached to a thought, the subconscious believes it to be important.

Therefore be sure you include emotional words that are descriptive, high energy action words that inspire you.

For instance, words like thrilled, excited, ecstatic, energized or motivated. With lots of emotion attached you tag the goal as important to your subconscious mind.

A common problem when goal setting is “resistance” from your subconscious.

If your goal is “I am slim and weigh XX pounds” your subconscious might still be functioning with old programming, believing you want to be over weight and therefore resists your efforts to slim down.

Instead, set your goal using words designed to avoid subconscious resistance, such as:

  • “I choose to be slim and weigh XX pounds”.
  • “I now allow myself to be slim and weigh XX pounds”.
This places your subconscious in a state of acceptance. It will then begin working on possibilities to create your desired outcome.

4. Focus on the goal and not the plan:

This is a difficult concept for many to grasp. We are programmed from childhood to believe if we want anything, we need to go out and work hard to get it.

The more intelligent we are, the more we try to control our outcomes.

You may have often heard when you set your goals it is important to prepare a plan as to how you will achieve these goals - I disagree!

The subconscious mind and Universal Intelligence are powerful beyond our understanding.

When you consciously try to figure out how to do or accomplish anything, you are sending a clear message to both your subconscious and Universal Intelligence you can achieve this goal without any help.

Instead, focus on your goal and not how you will achieve it. This allows the creative forces of both your subconscious and Universal Intelligence to flow through you and provide the plan for achieving your goals.

Often, the plan provided to achieve a goal is not necessarily the one we would have intellectually decided to take.

Be careful here! There are two important aspects you must be aware of.

First, a plan is necessary, but it is probably not the one you would have consciously chosen to create. The plan you use should be the one you receive on an intuitive level.

Second, you need to take action once the plan is revealed to you!

It amazes me the number of doomsayers who criticize the Law of Attraction as hocus pocus because they totally miss the part about taking action.

5. Set your goals definitively:

Every time you change your mind, you confuse the subconscious. How can you possibly manifest any goal if you can't decide exactly what you want?

A much better technique would be to add a new goal instead of changing one.

For example, say you wanted to purchase a new leather jacket. You know exactly which coat you want and write down every detail.

Then, you see another jacket you like better. Instead of changing your goal or trying to decide which one you really want, just add a new goal for the second jacket.

6. Set your goals with an Insurance Clause:

Everyone knows the value of insurance. You have it “just in case” something goes wrong.

Goal setting is not any different. Sometimes we unknowingly set goals which are not good for us or contradict other goals.

There is an old expression “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it”.

I now place an insurance clause at the end of every goal I write. Here’s the one I use:

I accept this or something better. Please make this happen in ways that are for the highest good of myself and everyone else involved.

7. Read your finished goal aloud to see how it feels:

This is the last step for this section. Set your goals, write them out, then read each one aloud. Feel if there is any subconscious resistance.

If your subconscious mind is not in agreement with a goal, you will not achieve it.

When you read a goal, if you experience any subconscious resistance, it is usually accompanied with fear or worry thoughts such as you are not capable or cannot succeed.

There are two techniques to overcome this resistance.

The first is to reword your goal until you no longer feel any resistance, using phrases such as “I choose to” or “I now allow myself to”.

The second is to apply one of the releasing techniques explained in Step Three.

This completes how to "set your goals" with correct wording so the subconscious mind will work 24/7 to manifest your desires.

I know goal setting may seem like a lot of work at first, but the more you do it, the better you get and the easier it becomes.

Now that you have set your goals to be effective, in the next section I will explain how to use these goals to turbo charge your results.