We all aspire to be, do and have great things. Yet most of
us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We don’t have
enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives.
But what we need to understand is that greatness exists in
all of us. It is simply up to us to pull it out of
ourselves. We all have genius. We just need to learn how to
Decide What You Want…
In order to get what you want, you must first decide what
you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first
step because they simply can’t see how it’s possible to get
what they want — so they don’t even let themselves want it.
Don’t sabotage yourself that way!
What scientists now know about how the brain works is that
you must first decide WHAT you want, before your brain can
figure out HOW to get it. Once you lock-in your desires,
your mind and the universe can step in.
Are you ready to get started?
Be Willing to Dream Big Dreams…
As soon as you commit to a big dream and really go after it,
your subconscious creative mind will come up with big ideas
to make it happen.
You’ll start attracting the people, resources, and
opportunities you need into your life to make your dream
come true. Big dreams not only inspire you, they compel
others to want to play big, too.
Set Goals That Will Stretch You…
Another value in giving yourself permission to go after the
big dreams is that big dreams require you to grow in order
to achieve them.
In fact, in the long run, that is the greatest benefit you
will receive from pursuing your dreams — not so much the
outer trappings of fulfilling the dream (an expensive car,
impressive house, loads of money and philanthropic
opportunities), but who you become in the process.
As I’ve seen many times over, the outer symbols of success,
can all be easily lost. Houses burn down, companies go
bankrupt, relationships end in divorce, cars get old, bodies
age and fame wanes, but who you are, what you have learned
and the new skills you have developed never go away.
These are the true prizes of success. Motivational
philosopher, Jim Rohn advises that “You should set a goal
big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become
someone worth becoming.”
Service to Others…
Something else you’ll discover is that when your dreams
include service to others — accomplishing something that
contributes to others — it also accelerates the
accomplishment of that goal.
People want to be part of something that contributes and
makes a difference.
Turn Your Dreams into Goals and Objectives…
Once you are clear about what you want, you must turn each
item into a measurable objective. By measurable, I mean
measurable in space and time — how much and by when.
For instance, if you were to tell me that you wanted more
money, I might pull out a dollar and give it to you, but you
would probably protest, saying “No, I meant a lot more money
– like $20,000!” Well, how am I supposed to know unless you
Similarly, your boss, your friends, your spouse, your brain
– God, the Universe — can’t figure out what you want
unless you tell them specifically what it is. What do you
want — exactly — and when do you want it by?
Write Your Goals Down…
Write your goals down in detail, and read your list of goals
every day. This will keep your subconscious mind focused on
what you want.
For an even more powerful approach, close your eyes and
focus on each goal and ask yourself, “What is one thing I
could do today to move toward the achievement of this goal?”
Write down your answers and take those actions.
To help your reticular activating system begin finding YOUR
wants in unexpected places, take time now to decide what you
want and start writing!
Remember, don’t hold back!
by Jack Canfield