Dream the Impossible Dream

Written by Judi Singleton

We all have dreams and desires but if we do not know how to go about achieveing them they are nothing but pipedreams. But with a clear plan in mind one can turnrepparttar pipe dreams of today intorepparttar 124080 reality of tommorow. In life, we need reasons for what we do. Goals keep us from just reacting to what's going on around us. Goals can inspire and motivate. They help us make our life happen rather than letting it happen. Most of all, Goals produce results.

There are three main points to goal setting:

1. Clarifying your unique goal 2. Reinforcing your goal 3. Tracking, Measuring and assessing progress

In this article we will look at each one of these steps and access how they work. All around usrepparttar 124081 internet is changing. Because ofrepparttar 124082 so called recessison, everyone is starting to charge for what once was free forrepparttar 124083 taking. Every site had free stuff. Some still do, but, for example, I had a free list a Listbot and now they are charging. I was quite happy with my site and thought about staying with them even if they charged. However my small ezine is not in a financial postion to payrepparttar 124084 prices that Listbot will charge.

So what to do? Why are people charging for everything that was free? The media tells us that stocks for dot.com's are down. All around us dot.com's are failing. So if this little ezine was to survive I needed to get a really good map of where I was going.

Well, I am a person who dreamsrepparttar 124085 impossible dream -- always have and always will. I have been told since I was a child that I was a dreamer. Well I am, and as I said, will always be butrepparttar 124086 difference between my dreams and some others I talk to is that I accomplish them.

Believeing that I can accomplish anything I set out to do and I deserve success isrepparttar 124087 first step in accomplishing any goal. How did I get this belief in myself? Partly because to my parents I wasrepparttar 124088 "apple of their eye." They believed I could do anything including fulfill their unfulfilled dreams. I never did do that but I have fulfilled a lot of my own dreams. So with experience behind me I learned that if I stay focused, I can accomplishrepparttar 124089 impossible dream.

So why should a little recession or other dot.com's going down influence my little ezine? One thing I don't do is listen torepparttar 124090 media much even though as an ezine owner I am part of that media. I need to stay focused, and that is why I do not listen to negative input from people orrepparttar 124091 media; it just breeds fear and fear never accomplishes anything. So I go apart in my own little world and I dream my impossible dream. If I want to know where I am going I must have a clear picture of where I want to be inrepparttar 124092 next year, five years and beyond that. Life is for living and I intend to live fully until I die.

Your Wish is My Command - Expanding the Power of Your Personal Genie

Written by Will Craig

The Genie we all have inside us is awaiting our instructions and ready to grant our every wish. Of course, if it were this easy we would all live in castles and zip around on magic carpets. If you're not where you want to be in life, what commands are you giving your Genie?

Your Three Wishes

Want to change your life? Here'srepparttar quick answer: pay closer attention to your thoughts andrepparttar 124079 instructions you give your Genie. If that sounds too simple, just grab your magic lamp and read on...

Sometimes we think what we say to ourselves doesn't matter, that these are just random or fleeting thoughts. The fact is, what you say to yourself (your Genie) really does matter and it will determine your fate forrepparttar 124080 day, this week... your entire life.

Where can you find this Genie? He is your subconscious mind. And here'srepparttar 124081 rub: we don't have an option as to whether or not we give him instructions. He pays attention to our every thought. Our only point of control isrepparttar 124082 type of instructions we provide.

If you're thinking, "Life sucks. This is really lousy," your Genie hears that. You may not think he is effected by this negative self-talk, but Genie takes it all in and attempts to give you what you have requested. He is very disciplined that way. The trouble is... he's not real good at deciphering moods, doubts, and fears. In fact, your Genie has no reasoning capabilities whatsoever. That is your domain. His only job is to obey your commands.

When you tell yourself "today is going to be a bad day because that'srepparttar 124083 way my 'luck' runs," your Genie hears that and says, "Okay... I have received your wish... here is your bad day!" Of course, you didn't mean for him to take that literally, and you may not have even realized you used up a wish when you had that thought.

I Hear You

Think aboutrepparttar 124084 last time you balled up a wad of paper and threw it acrossrepparttar 124085 room intorepparttar 124086 trash can. Bull's eye! It felt so good to make a shot of that distance with deadly accuracy that you decided to do it again. This time you give it some thought. That little nagging part of your brain you thought was asleep starts telling you, "That first shot was luck. You can't do that again." And sure enough, your next shot bounces offrepparttar 124087 rim ontorepparttar 124088 floor. You immediately spring up and grabrepparttar 124089 wad of paper, not dropping it inrepparttar 124090 trash, but taking it back torepparttar 124091 spot from where you missed to try again. It'srepparttar 124092 Trash Can Game and we've all played it. It's also an excellent example of Genie executingrepparttar 124093 commands we provide him.

We must be very careful what we tell ourselves because our Genie–as wonderful as he is–cannot distinguish our real intent. Everything we say passes to him without going through any filters. We may tell ourselves, "This is stupid. I'm not going to try very hard to do my best because I'll probably fail anyway." Our intent may have been to give ourselves a cushion to fall back on just in case we didn't do as well as we hoped. The trouble with giving ourselves that 'out' is that Genie will do everything in his power to grant our request of failure. He is undermining our ultimate desire to berepparttar 124094 best we can be. He doesn't mean to do this, of course, he is just followingrepparttar 124095 orders we gave him.

Thinking is Creating

Everything you see inrepparttar 124096 space you are now in was once a thought in someone's mind. The chair you are sitting in;repparttar 124097 car you drive;repparttar 124098 television you watch. None of these would exist had they not originated inrepparttar 124099 mind of their creator. The thing to recognize is that we are all creators. We arerepparttar 124100 creators of our own destiny,repparttar 124101 authors of our own story.

The story I created for my life, up until I was 36 years old, was that I wasn't very smart. I hated school and couldn't wait to finish my education at age 16. The two decades that followed found me comfortable with that story, if not somewhat unfulfilled. It took me twenty years to realize I hadrepparttar 124102 power to change my life; to write a new chapter, to alterrepparttar 124103 direction ofrepparttar 124104 story all together. Once I recognized this, I wrote chapters into my life I didn't even think were possible. I went on to complete my graduate work in Education and Human Development at a major university and created a new and fulfilling life for myself.

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