Are your goals set for this year? It’s not too late if they aren’t. Get busy and set your yearly goal. You want to take advantage of the entire year. Use the energy and timing of this New Year to help you reach your goals.
Earl Nightingale said, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” He is saying that you are successful when you are progressively working toward your goal, not when you achieve it. This is when you are taking the action required to move toward your goal. He also names it is a “worthy goal or ideal.” That means it’s an idea that pushes you beyond what you think you are capable of.
The whole purpose of a goal is to make you grow. It is something that you don’t know how to do, have never done before and don’t know how it can be achieved. As such, it may scare you, but that’s alright. It should also be an idea that you are so in love with that it excites you in spite of the fear. The emotional connection with your goal is needed to get you through the challenges and tough times that will show up on your way to the goal. And there will be challenges. Welcome them. It’s where the growth happens.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become be achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau. A goal is designed to make you grow. Working towards a goal is a journey and not a destination. When you reach one goal, you then create a new goal and keep going, repeating the process.
A proper goal is a want, not a need. A need is not inspiring, will not make you grow and does not carry with it the inspiration you need to stick with it.
Napoleon Hill said, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Use your imagination to create the goal that you really want. Then put the date on it for when you want to achieve. If it’s not dated, it doesn’t carry with it the commitment and action needed to get it done. Not having a date is like saying, “I’ll do it when I get around to it”, or “when this happens then I’ll do my goal”. That’s not a goal. Remember that if you get to your date and you haven’t achieved your goal, don’t give up. Just extend your date. You never change the goal to fit the date but it’s alright to change the date.
To set goals that you will achieve, you must have a specific goal. The universe will help you reach your goal however, it must know exactly what the goal is. Saying, “I want a better job” is not a good enough goal. Describe the job, what you’re doing in it, how much money you’re making, detail exactly what a better job looks like for you. Then you will be able to focus on those details and The Law of Attraction will be helping you achieve your goal.
Belief is essential in achieving your goal. You must have belief that you will accomplish it. You cannot have any doubt. Do not listen to nay-sayers, and in fact, it’d probably be wise to not share your goal with people who you know won’t support you. Keep it close to your heart and what you’re working toward will be revealed to others in your actions as you are moving closer to your goal.
Set your intention that your goal is going to manifest. Start acting like it is. Live as if it’s already happened. Have complete certainty that you are achieving this goal. When doubt starts to creep in, immediately identify and correct the disbelief. Make a habit of doing this. Make a habit of switching your belief as soon as you recognize any sense of doubt or disbelief. Correct the thought and move forward, taking the action needed to bring your goal to fruition.
Be aware of your energy around your goal. You want to be sure it is always positive energy, thought and focus that you are giving it. You must truly believe this goal is manifesting and is on its way to you. Your mind has the ability to maintain the mindset needed to reach your goal.
Your mind has the creative ability to help you set and achieve your worthy ideal, your dream goal. Remove any limited thinking and limiting beliefs and let your full potential be realized when you move toward and accomplish your lofty goals.
If you’ve already set this year’s goals, take another in-depth look at them based on what I’ve shared here. If you haven’t, take the time to think about it and write, yes, write down on paper, what your goals are. Goals must be written down to be effective.
When you are working toward your goal, you are successful. Have a goal so emotionally charged that you will keep at it no matter what. The journey of goal setting and achieving can be so fun and rewarding. And remember, when you reach one goal, to set another goal, a bigger goal. Continue to set goals and continually grow. This allows you to live the life you want, that YOU are creating!