Thursday, August 11, 2011

what's your 5 year plan? “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”

Last night I met an old friend for dinner and she did what your friends should do for you....she pushed me, inspired me, reaffirmed my beliefs and made me accountable to my goals and dreams.  It was nice to talk to another person who has BIG dreams for herself and can think beyond her current situation....KNOWING that she is DESTINED for greatness.WE are destined for GREATNESS!
You don't just fall into success though- you have to work to achieve it.  You have to write down your goals, share them- then start taking the small steps everyday that will get you there.

I love this segment from Jack Canfield:

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


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 tell me? 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.
I recommend writing down a minimum of 3 goals in each of the following 7 areas:
1. Financial Goals
2. Career/Business Goals
3. Free Time/Family Time
4. Health/Appearance Goals
5. Relationship Goals
6. Personal Growth
7. Making a Difference
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!"  
Don’t wait until you are looking death in the face to realize that you are not just a by-stander but You must be a pro-active participant in life. Don't sell yourself short. You have a lot to offer. You have special gifts unique to you that you can offer to the world.

Think about those people in your life that just seem to have it so "easy"  They always seem carefree and vibrant- people always seem willing to help them and are happy to see them succeed. What makes this person different from you?
Attitude! And realizing what your dream in life is and going after it. Wouldn't you be MUCH happier if you spent your days working on your DREAMS and PASSION? 


So why doesn't everyone go after their dreams or set goals for themselves? Fear of failure! We don’t want to fall short and we don’t want anyone to know we didn’t make it. We don’t want to FAIL.


But think about when you were learning how to walk early in life. You prob fell...A LOT. ALL of the time! But did that stop you? Did you say to yourself "well since I didn't master it on my first time...I'' just give up because I'll never get this!"  NO you kept at it!


So what changes? What happens in life that we think just because we making mistakes that we should give up?! A mistake is simply a learning process. Ok that didn't work...now I'll try this...

Even though you may not know how to achieve a lofty goal, set it anyway. You will be surprised at how inspired you’ll be and you’ll likely take action you wouldn’t normally have taken.

Use the power of your sub-conscience to unlock your inner genius/bombshell!

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