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Attract that goal / goal attraction / Goal setting

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There are many ways to improve your goal setting and goal attraction, let me tell you of one very good method.

First thing in the morning be up early; spend time in meditation and planning the day ahead of you. Successful people often do that, you will hear it in interviews and read it in biographies, to be up early getting to work on you and your success is no bad thing to do.

Have a special book for writing out your goal or the goals that you are presently working on. Each morning write out in that book your goal or goals. After writing each one, pause for a moment and imagine that you have reached that goal now, see it in every detail. Imagine everything that you can about it, your emotions, your sensations, see yourself clearly with each goal and be happy and grateful for it. Then smile to yourself, content in the thought that it is on its way to you and for the moment just calmly let it go at that.

Maybe revisit that imaginary scene a number of times throughout the day, with calm positive assurance.

Do that simple exercise each day and you will be putting more wheels into motion than you can possible imagine. Your subconscious mind will be informed of your true desires and wishes and will go to work in assisting you, pointing out anything that may be of help or use in reaching that goal. The right people, place, events and ideas will all show up at just the right time for your benefit.

 

Law of Attraction – will attract your goals or your fears!

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We attract to us the sum total of our positive thoughts or fear thoughts, everything in our lives right now we have at sometime or in someway attracted to ourselves by our thinking.

To attract a goal of our choosing it must regularly be part of your dominant thoughts. By repetition of that thought, coupled with emotion about that goal and a true and sure belief in reaching that goal, a person will attract it to them in some way.

Repetition
Emotion
Belief

Like a double edge sword it cuts both ways. We can just as easily attract to us the fruits of our fear thoughts –

Repetition – of that fear thought.
Emotion – fear emotion is just as powerful as positive emotion and will attract in exactly the same way.
Belief – We often have strongly held beliefs about many of our fears.

For an achiever there is no room for fear and worry; most of which is little more than just negative speculation that we allow to grow out of control.

To reach a goal by using the law of attraction, a person needs to be clam. When we get worked up about slow progress towards a goal, we allow fear and worry to slip in and the negative force to get a hold on us. That fear and worry about your goals slow progress gets stronger by the repetition of that thought being allowed in your mind, the worry emotion that we attract to it and the belief we choose to give it.

Your thoughts must be positive………………..repeatedly.
Your emotions must be positive………………..repeatedly.
Your beliefs must be positive………………..repeatedly.

Then you will attract your goal by the law of attraction.

 

What are the benefits of having a positive mental attitude?

 

Some of the benefits of having a positive mental attitude.

Happiness,
Health,
Energy,
Natural motivation,
Able to see the big picture,
Improved creative thinking,
Promotes good communication skills,
Helps to maintain the work life balance,

Just to name a few of the benefits of a positive mental attitude.

Boost your energy and self-esteem, aid clarity of thought and provide you with great ideas, your happiness and whole well-being will improve; all of your relationships will improve. In so many ways a positive mental attitude will improve your whole life, yet so many choose to be negative.

A negative mind set is of no help to you whatsoever, in fact the greatest wish of this negative force at large in the world is to harm you in any way that it can! And most never see it coming.

As I keep on saying, “The number one lesson from personal development is that it is vital to have a positive mental attitude.” Every book, audio book, every course, workshop and seminar on the subject of success and personal growth will tell you that a positive mental attitude is a must have requirement. A positive mental attitude will sooner or later take you closer to your goals, a negative mental attitude will keep you where you are now or will pull you back. So you must have a positive mental attitude. That is the number one lesson from personal development.

Take a look at the list of positive benefits again and you will see that positivity must be the only way forward in life, its, gain, gain, gain all the way.

 

The benefits of goal setting

 

The benefits of goal setting.
There are many benefits to goal setting. Firstly it gives direction in life, something to aim for, to work towards and focus upon. The challenges that goal setting brings, adds interest to life, as you discover unexpected twist and turns of the goal journey. Rising to a challenging goal that you have set for yourself fills your mind and maintains strong and positive thinking, as you embrace a “can do” attitude. You reach a goal by being full of certainty, the certainty that you will reach it and will not take no for an answer.

Following the crowd is folly.
Some will tell you; in fact the majority will tell you that they do not need to set goals and yet just look at them – by not having a goal or any definite purpose they ramble around from this to that, always following the crowd. To follow the crowd is folly, it is folly because the crowd never checks to see if it is right or if it is accurate in it’s beliefs. The members of the crowd follow people that are only following others and no one checks for best practise or qualification. The members of the crowd become disheartened and negative as the lack of goals and purpose allows random, poor quality and less worthy life choices to get a foot hold and grow. The results of these less worthy life choices become a burden, which the negative force at large in this world loves to torment people with, by adding to it and pulling these negative people down more.

Believe
Believe in goal setting; believe in yourself and your bright new future; a future, created by your own design. Let them follow the crowd if they want to, but you know that to follow the crowd is folly and goal setting will bring many benefits to you.

 

The Strangest Secret. By Earle nightingale.

 

I can clearly remember the first time that I heard The Strangest Secret by Earle Nightingale. I was playing an audio book while travelling on a long car journey and The Strangest Secret was attached as an extra free part at the end of it. It got my attention straight away, I realised at once that this is one of the greats of personal development.

The Strangest Secret was first available as an audio, on an LP (long player record) around forty years ago and became the first personal development audio to reach a gold disc. You can still get the audio version today. The truths of Earl Nightingale’s message are timeless and worth remembering.

In the Strangest Secret, Earle Nightingale talks at length about goal setting and the meaning of the word – success. He talks about success and failure; pointing out how a person can arrive at each. Goal setting leads to success; lack of any goal or direction in life to failure.

Goal setting and something to aim for, to live for and to get out of bed in the morning for, is not just for our own selfish wants, but it is the way to happiness and fulfilment. Without goals or a destination, we drift through life, we get upset and confused when the twist and turns of life do not go our way.

Set goals and live the life that you were truly put on this earth to live, let the rest have second best. Set yourself goals for health, wealth and happiness; then get working towards those goals each and every day.

 

Success is – “the realisation of a worthy goal.”

 

What is success you may ask? Well success is many different things to many people, that’s for sure.

I was on a course recently and the question was asked, what does the word success mean? Here are some of the answers that people gave –

Success is – having lots of money.
Success is – that new car that you want.
Success is – a perfect family life.
Success is – to win the lottery.
Success is – a big house.
Success is – to reach your goals.

To each person that gave an answer to the question, that answer may have been correct for them. I like the way Earle Nightingale summed up success as being the “the realisation of a worthy goal.” Your goal can be anything that you truly want as an individual, from a small goal to a massive one. Earle Nightingale talked about entrepreneurs, sales people, and house wives as all being successful. If that is what they choose to do and they are working on making a good job of that choice.

To choose your life’s pursuit and to then work constantly to the achievement of that end is a worthy goal. To choose a challenging goal to pursue, a goal that will cause you to learn many new things, helping you to develop and grow in knowledge and character as a person is a worthy goal.

It is successful to be working on a life pursuit or goal. That is the spirit of success, to take something on and then strive to make it better by working daily on it. Constant repetition of anything that you enjoy doing will lead to results that keep on improving. So to conclude, for me I have to agree with Earle Nightingale that success is – “the realisation of a worthy goal.”

 

Mental blocks – Teachers – Goal setting.

 

All kinds of mental blocks will prevent you from reaching your goals.

“When the student is ready the Teacher will appear.”
– Buddhist proverb

A person that is truly free within them self to reach their goal – will do so. All kinds of mental blocks will cloud your vision if you are not truly ready. You prepare by purity of thought; think through and remove any conflict or contraction in your thoughts, beliefs and actions that are not in line with your goal.

When you are truly free within yourself to reach your goal then you will find all the answers that you will need. The right people, places, events and ideas will all show up as you need them.

You are the student –
• You will not hear it until you are ready to listen.
• You will not see until you are ready to look.
• You will not find until you are ready to seek.

The Teacher will appear when you are ready; that Teacher may be found in any number of forms. The Teacher may be in the form of an old book, a mentor, a DVD, an old quote that you now hear and understand better than ever before.

If you cannot find the lesson that you need, try rereading a self help / personal development book you read some time ago, a book that you think you know. Read it again, more open minded to what it could teach you and you may be surprised what you will find.

No one can do it all by them self, without the help and advice of others we will not get far, but the help and advice we need will not come from fools who cannot keep their own house in order. You are the student; get ready, then find a suitable Teacher to help you, with the knowledge and experience needed to point you in the right direction.

Set your mind and the answers you will find.

 

The Harvard Goals survey.

 

The Harvard Goals survey. (As it has become known) The details vary a little depending on who is describing it, but it more or less goes like this –  In 1952 or 1953 at Harvard university, although some tell it as Yale university, a detailed and comprehensive survey was conducted of the Harvard seniors leaving that year. This survey asks questions about the student’s time in education, their background, beliefs, attitudes and plans for the future, as I said a detailed and comprehensive survey. About half way through this survey we get to the question, have you set goals? And 10% said that they had. Then the next question, if you have set goals, have you written them down? To this question only 3% had written their Goals down.

 

Twenty years later, it was decided to contact all the students that took part in the original survey twenty years before and get them to take part in another survey about their lives now. So they tried to contact as many of the students as they could, many were spread all around the world by then and one or two had died. They managed to complete the task. And then looked at the two surveys and made comparisons between the two surveys. When they looked at the two questions on goals, the 10% that had set goals had all reached them, but the really striking thing was the 3% that had set goals and written them down were worth more financially then all the rest of the 97% combined.

 

There are two conclusions to be draw from this- first, it is very important to write your goals down. Second, in some way whether they know it or not, the 97% are actually helping the 3% to get what they want.

 

I doubt that you will ever find a copy of this survey; many have tried to find it and not succeeded. Negative people ridicule this survey and in doing so they gain nothing from it, but a positive person that is truly trying to achieve a goal, a person that is truly free within themselves to reach that goal, will look at the message that the “Harvard Goal Survey” is clearly trying to make –

To reach a goal, write it down!

 

Goal setting – positivity – Thomas Edison

 

Just a few people can honestly say that they have changed this world forever and for the better, but some have and in many different ways. Some have changed it for the better spiritually, religiously, politically, industriously, Thomas Edison changed this world for the better in lasting ways with his many inventions. In his lifetime he made 1093 US Patents as well as in many other countries.

Many of his inventions stand out, especially in the fields of communications and cinema, but one invention in particular would now be very hard to do without. The work of this one man left a lasting legacy to all of mankind for generations to come. A legacy that can be seen from space, no other known Planet has its dark side light up by billions of electric lights spread across it.

The invention of the light bulb did not come easily, others had tried before and given up. Thomas Edison took up the challenge and with positivity and determination; he made a goal of it. His goal setting led him into trying 10,000 times before he came up with a usable light bulb. Most people in life would have given up long before that amount of trying.

He succeeded in his inventing so many times because he knew what he wanted and set a goal to reach it. Any account of this man shows a positive, can do type of person and on top of that he was determined and persistent.

If this one man did all that he was capable of; imagine if we all did the same!
If we all did what we are fully capable of, how this world would be then!

 

For successful goal setting – think like a child.

 

The first thing to do at the start of a goal setting exercise is to relax and then to think through all the things that you want to have and then list them. This must be done as free thought, entertaining no limits at all; that is when we adults hit a problem. As adults we are familiar with this world and our present place in it, we are all too familiar with our present circumstances and the limits of our daily lives, but for a goal setting exercise we must not ask the question “how am I going to do that?” all that we need to do for the exercise is come up with the wish list.

At some subconscious level we are still thinking in terms of the present, instead of the future. A child does not have this disadvantage and can very easily come up with a list that is not limited by what we think that we know. At the first stages of goal setting we must be child like; totally free to come up with what we want, truly want; no holding back.

“How” are we to reach these goals? You find the how on the journey; it is the journey that really matters. It is on the journey to reaching our goals that we will overcome any obstacle in our path, if we truly desire to reach that goal; growing in skills, knowledge and character as we do so.

Next time you are goal setting, think at the start like a child, then pursue it like a determined adult.