“Write your goal down. Be specific as possibly. Put down what you want to be like, what you want to do and have and by when. Have a date of completion. Be fairly realistic as to when you want this. Someone once said, ‘There are no unrealistic goals just unrealistic time frames for them to be accomplished.’ Since I am not proposing magic, or wishing or dreaming something into existence, make it real. You can wish for a million or more dollars but can you truly believe you will get it this week? For some, yes perhaps, for others no.
I firmly believe you can get anything you want when you believe it is both possible and plausible. When you believe you can do it, accomplish it and make it come true then you open the door for your creativity and resourcefulness to assist you in making that happen. If your goal is unrealistic to begin with and you can’t actually imagine yourself getting it, then pick something you are able to readily imagine having some day.
Find something you can easily entertain thinking about and getting. Choose another goal, something you really want that is important to you, but not necessarily your biggest goal to start with. Work on this other goal first. Write it down and notice if you feel eager and excited about it. When you think ‘I can have this’ do you actually believe that is possible? IF the answer is emphatically yes, without any hesitation, use this goal as your starting goal.
Once you make this goal happen you can work your way up to the larger goal by picking up wins and successes along the way. As you build a successful track record everything becomes easier and even quicker. So start with something as suggested, once you get it move on up the ladder of larger and larger goals.
This may be an important first step realization for some people. When you think about what you want you should feel wonderful, eager and excited that you will have this some day. If you can’t feel like that as you consider your goal, then choose one you can feel this way about. Work with this second goal first. It should be something you believe you can have, you believe you can make happen and you believe you deserve. You want to really believe you can have it.
If not, there are other things you might want to focus on first.
Keep in mind that you can do it and you can have anything you want!
Some people just bite off more than they can chew at first, then get discouraged because they don’t feel good, don’t believe it or keep at it. Then they throw up their hands and claim, ‘it doesn’t work for me’ and quit. That is throwing the baby out with the bath water. Stop right now, do not let this be you.
Make it a point now to begin by choosing a small goal with a realistic time frame that you do feel good about as you consider it now. Pick one that you will be excited to get when it comes true and begin here. Do you understand? Really do you understand because this is important? I have purposely repeated myself to drive this home.
If you decide to go on a vacation with the mindset that you will never get there, or that it is too difficult and not worth the effort, what is the likelihood of arriving when and how you want? It is probably, not likely at all. So understand that the frame of mind you begin with IS important.
You need to know what seeds you are planting. If you plant corn expecting wheat you may not like what you get. Have you ever taking a drink of some beverage thinking it was something else, wasn’t that a shock? Expectations have a lot to do with how we experience our life.
If we expect things to be hard they will. If we expect them to be easy it will. While we may still encounter difficulty, we often come through it thinking ‘wow that was easier than I thought’, or ‘that wasn’t so bad’. Expectations shape what we pay attention to and determine what we get back. Hopefully, as you read and digest these points you are becoming aware pf why it is important to have faith and maintain the very best positive expectations.
Our thoughts are seeds. We plant them, they grow and eventually we harvest. Our minds will grow whatever we focus on good or bad it does not care. Your mind doesn’t care whether you think positive or negative it will grow it just as the soil doesn’t care whether you plant corn or wheat, or food or poison. Whatever you plant the soil of your mind returns. You reap what you sow. SO plant positive, powerful, ‘I can do’, healthy thoughts.
It is very simple to understand. You get back what you put out. For decades now there is the principle of GIGO first popularized in cybernetics. GIGO stands for ‘garbage in garbage out’ meaning if you fill yourself with garbage you will get garbage out. If you write bad computer programming you get bad results. You get back what you put in. The same applies to our thinking. What we focus on is what we get back. If we think good thoughts we get more good thoughts as a result. If we think negative or bad thoughts we get those back.
No one is making this stuff up. You don’t have to go anywhere to understand the accuracy of these concepts. This is why it is important to understand the principle that ‘We become what we think about’, ‘We get what we think about’, or ‘What we focus on expands’.
Feeling bad and negative does not result in feeling good and positive. For most people, due to whatever situations and experiences in life, it is much easier to think negative than positive. Family, friends, educators, media, real world experiences are all possible reasons for why this may be the case but so what. Just because someone learned to think in a negative way doesn’t mean that same person can’t begin to think positive, improve themselves and their lives and begin to live as they may have always wanted.
If you want to be a positive, ‘I can do it’ person and make your goals and dreams come true the fact of the matter is you have to change what you are thinking, feeling and doing. You have to become that kind of person. How do you do that? ‘You become what you think about most through out each day’. You want to get your goal. How? ‘You get what you think about most through out each day’. ‘What you focus on expands’.
One just has to start. Even a small consistent effort is better than none. Often, raging rivers began as a trickle. The consistent application of a positive force is enough to carve a path through any territory.You apply a consistent, constant positive force – your thoughts!
When you begin to think in positive ways you begin to become more flexible and adaptable and more likely to see new opportunities than when you are thinking negatively. When you feel better you get more done. You enjoy yourself, others and life much more.” Rex Sikes
I will share more tomorrow. Meanwhile have a blessed and marvelous day!
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