Lately, I’ve been posting about simple habits that can help us experience a positive day – on purpose.
And then the second post went on to share some thoughts on why it’s important to give warm and sincere appreciation. I think you may need to go check this out as there are seriously deep thoughts around appreciation in there.
But today, I’m on about goals + beliefs + visualization + probably something else.
Now, it’s easy to entertain ourselves with great lyrics or tunes or cinema or whatever we love the most, but if we don’t align that to our goals then we will soon fall flat and feel somehow defeated.
There is something in us that if we aren’t heading on to some specific destination, we lose the faith, we become motionless and so we collapse from inside because we deeply feel unhappy, unsatisfied, stressed and all.
But the simple solution is this: we must have a goal.
We must have what Napoleon Hill called, ‘a definite chief aim’.
That’s very crucial.
And as long as these goals are exciting enough for us, as long as they are challenging enough, then we are on the right track.
All we need after setting them is to review them from time to time. And even better, is to look at them every single day.
To look at them and to visualize as if they are already accomplished. A done deal, if you like.
This helps to remind us that we are on a journey. And that wasting time won’t take us there.
And let me say this about visualization: it’s important because it helps us connect emotionally with our goals.
It’s true that, you and I know that, it’s our emotions that create. It’s how we feel about what we want that either brings it to us or keep it away from us.
Yes, it’s our emotions that propels us to act, to stay on course, and to make sure that nothing gets in the way.
You have heard the great minds say things like, ‘believe in yourself’. What they actually talk about is confidence. And confidence is an emotion. You either feel it or you don’t.
This also is true.
That when they say believe in yourself, they also refer to the second step to getting what we want.
The first step is to ‘ask’. That’s where the goal comes in.
And then of course we have ‘believe’. That’s, expect it without a doubt that it’s on its way to you.
And lastly we ‘receive’ what we want.
But there is no way we will be able to receive if we don’t believe.
And for sure, there is nothing to believe in, to expect, if we don’t even know what we really want.
So, let me ask you this…
Do you have a goal?
Is your goal written down?
Has it got a time limit, within by which you want it accomplished?
Because if it’s not written down, and if it doesn’t have a time limit, then you, might as well ‘forgetaboutit’.