Video Intro to Highways of the Mind

Monday, June 21, 2010

Highways of the Mind {Stop One}

Stop One:
Setting Goals and Making Plans

I want you to spend a substantial amount of time and effort establishing your goals. I'm sure that you will find as I have found that all of the rich and famous and those truly successful have set goals to get them where they are today. Setting goals is first and utmost the most important part of your journey to success and financial freedom.
There are two kinds of goals that I want you to work on. First short term goals (goals that you want to reach in a year) and second long term goals (goals that are extended five years or more).
Make a list of all the things that you want to achieve at the end of one year. Make it flexible and as realistic as possible. Don't waste your time planning for something that is out of reach or improbable.
Finding success in whatever you endeavor is why it’s so important to set goals and make plans to carry them out. You could say that goals are the keys that will open the doors to your dreams. Actually goals are nothing more than realistic dreams put into words and the plan is putting those words into action. Put your dreams in writing and then develop a time frame in which to accomplish them. Most people spend more time dreaming of success then they do planning for success.
By writing your goals down and displaying them in plain view where you can read them several times each day your sub conscious mind will absorb them and consequently you'll become more accountable for them. Sharing you goals with another person can also increase your commitment.
The winners are people who experience success by doing a lot of goal setting. They use setting goals to learn new skills and gain experience. Once they've achieved a goal, they pick another. For the successful people, goal setting never stops. Goal setting is like buying real estate, after you reach the first horizon all other horizons come easier. Did you ever wonder why the rich keep getting richer and more powerful? It's because they set goals and make the right plans to achieve those goals.
It's important for you to explore and plan for what you most desire. The goals and dreams that you set keep the body mind and spirit alive and optimistic. Setting personal goals should employ all the circumstances of your life, such as health, spirituality, family and relationships just to name a few.
Again I can't stress enough how vitally important this session on goals is. It's short and sweet and to the point and believe it or not it will help you tremendously.
You’re starting out on a brand new adventure so let’s get you started on the right foot. Let's do some serious soul searching to figure out what it is you’re willing to do to succeed. What direction are you heading in right now? Are you where you want to be in life? It’s time for you to stop procrastinating and get working. Make your goals, set your plans and let’s get started in the right direction.
Get a diary or a Franklin Covey planner and track your achievements. If you don’t know the direction you’re heading in, then how do you expect to get there?
You've got to implement your plan if you want to get exactly what you want. It's time to get your rear end headed in the right direction. Don't talk the talk, get yourself motivated and walk the walk.
Don't be afraid of failing the fear of failure holds most people back. I look at failure as part of the learning process. If you fail at first pick yourself up and start all over. If you don't hold back and you put your plans into action you’re going to find success in whatever you do
Get into the habit of setting and achieving your goals, by knowing specifically what you want to accomplish, you will know where you have to focus your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that would otherwise detour you from your objective.
Keep yourself focused and don't get caught up in everything going on around you. Keep your sights set clearly on your goals. Remind yourself and apply yourself to utilize the most productive and profitable use of your time, after all time is precious; it's the only thing that keeps passing us by.
A goal well thought and planned will give you long-term vision and short-term inspiration. It will help you focus on gaining more knowledge and help you utilize your time so that you can make the most out of your life span
The more goals you set, the more you’ll accomplish, by setting goals, you will also raise your self-confidence, by recognizing the fact that you can achieve the goals that you’ve set.
As we continue this trip through my book you’ll arrive at a place called meditation. In meditation I have set up a few exercises that will enable you to put your goals in your subconscious mind as positive resources. First I’ll guide you step by step through a relaxation exercise that will put you in a light hypnotic state. While you are in that state we’ll do an exercise using affirmations as self suggestions placing these affirmations in your subconscious mind and your subconscious mind will feed them to your conscious mind when the timing is right.
Please don’t jump ahead, I want you to stay with me, we still have a lot to learn while we are on the highways and byways of the mind.
The next stop is a place called Fitness.

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