“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
The key to realizing your goals is self-motivation. If you keep striving forward you will succeed. But how do you not give up? You give yourself daily doses of motivation!
How many times have you “lost heart” and given up on your dreams and goals? You start out having this great idea of what you want to do and then somewhere along the line you loose steam. You begin to wonder if it is possible to achieve your dream. Road blocks begin to spring up and it seems as though there are just too many hurdles for you to cross before you actualize what you want and you give up. The chances are that you have given up right before your dreams have become reality. So how do you keep the momentum that you started with? How do you keep plugging away at your goals when there seems to be no progress made?
The answer, my friend, is SELF-MOTIVATION. Others will not continually give you the motivation you need to realize your dreams. If anything, they will attempt to dissuade you. People have a tendency to place others in a well-defined box. This enables them to make sense out of what you are doing, especially if they have never had a great dream or they have, but they gave up on it. So you really cannot depend on others to keep you motivated. This is a task that you and only you can do.
But how in the world do I do this, you might ask? First of all you need to have a well defined goal. Put it on paper and then visualize it. See the sights, smell the smells, listen to the surrounding sounds, and most importantly feel the emotions involved when your goal has been accomplished. Very often these emotions are really what we want to achieve. For example, if our goal is wealth and abundance, we really don’t want the “money”; we want the feeling of security. It is important to get clear on exactly what you want.
Every morning for 5 minutes, do this visualization. Then just let it go and get on with your daily activities. In the evening, right before sleep, visualize you living your dream again. Do this every day without fail. You are summoning the Universe to help you – and it will!
Now, this is NOT the only thing you must do. If it were this easy, every daydreamer out there would realize their dreams. You must next set up a detailed plan of action. Many people have their own process for this. If you were to “Google” goal setting, you would get about 8 million results. I have my own process for this and I will be happy to share it with you. I have a goal setting/daily motivation area on my website. Or you can just “Google” it and find one that appeals to you.
After you make up your monthly, weekly, and daily goals, DO THEM without fail. If you are getting overwhelmed, readjust your time table to allow for some breathing space. The Number 1 cause of failure in meeting goals is overdoing it. You must set realistic time frames so you do not suffer burn-out.
An important side note to the results of these goals. Do NOT expect any one action or combination of actions to manifest your major goal. You are just doing every single thing possible to attain your goal. Some will work, some won’t; but you put forth your best effort – consistently and constantly. The Universe will either grab one of those actions that you produce, or a combination of actions, and you will begin to see results. So don’t get hung up on the individual tasks. Just do them to the best of your ability.
Above all, have FUN! It really isn’t the end result that matters, but rather the journey you took to get there! I wish you victory in all of your endeavors.