Your goal is set for this year. Now what? A goal requires action, or it remains a hope or wish. The first thing is to make a committed decision and expect that you will achieve your goal. There are physical steps to take that will move you toward your goal, and there are mental steps that are just as important that will aid in manifesting your goal.
The main purpose of this article is to address the non-physical or mental steps to take to achieve your goal, but first I’ll briefly say this about the physical steps. Some of the physical steps you’ll need to take, you may not know what they are right now, but be assured, they will be revealed to you when you need to know them. Start taking the action steps that you know to take and do something everyday that moves you forward. The resources, ideas and means to accomplish your goal will come to you in the amount you need and when you need them.
Visualizing your goal is extremely powerful for creating or doing anything that you want to do. My blog post from August 19, 2019 is “The Power of Visualizing Your Goals.” You can read that blog to learn more about visualizing.
The exercise I want to share today is to send a message to yourself from your future self. In a year, see yourself having accomplished the goal you’ve set for this year, and from that point in time, record a message to you today. I would recommend a video recording but at the least, do an audio recording.
You are going to celebrate the successes that you’ve had this year. Celebrate what you’ve done, your achievements, where you’ve gone, and do the celebration with great feeling and emotions. Really feel what it’s like to have achieved your goals. Go into detail about how you feel about it, how what you’ve done has impacted others, and celebrate in the spirit of joy and with fun. This is a positive, upbeat exercise that will get you believing that you are going to achieve your goals.
You must have belief in order to accomplish what you want to do. The emotions that you put into this, and the details about your successes, what has happened because of it and what you’ve done will enforce the belief and expand your thought to the possibilities and the reality of your achievements. Tell your celebration story with such conviction that anyone listening would have no doubt that you achieved your goal and that this was truly a celebration.
For example, if your goal was to acquire your dream job making a specific amount of money (state the amount in your goal) and doing so allows you to take your family on vacation to Hawaii for 2 weeks and donate $10,000 to your local animal shelter you have lots to celebrate. Talk about what it feels like to make that income and what it provides for your family. What activities are you doing now that you couldn’t do previously? Celebrate the Hawaii trip, how many people went, where did you stay, what did you do? How did if feel when you all learned to surf? What color was the water you swam in? What fish did you see scuba diving? What was the animal shelter able to do because of your donation? How many animals were housed, spayed or neutered, re-homed, vaccinated, fed? How does that make you and your family feel knowing you helped so many animals? With excitement relay the awesomeness and gratitude of every experience you had and experiences you were able to give to others.
When you video your celebration, make it fun, like a party. Get creative, be festive and have fun! Bring in the noise makers, the confetti, and have a toast! Feel proud of yourself. Your success adds to more lives than just your own. It impacts your family as well as people you don’t know because by spending money you are enhancing other lives.
Listen to your recording. Feed the celebration of your achievements into your subconscious mind and it will help you get there. The recording can act much like an affirmation. You can also use it to inspire you when the going gets difficult. It’s a reminder of what you are achieving, what your expectations are and the reality that you will do it. Most importantly, remember the FEELINGS you have with your success.
Enjoy this exercise and utilize it to the fullest for the most benefit, and watch things manifest. Maintain your steadfast belief that you are achieving your goal and creating the life you desire. Always have gratitude and make it fun. Leave a comment and let me know about your successes and how you used this tool.
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