One Single Secret to Goal Setting SuccessWritten by Yuliya Muravey
Perhaps you have never taken a stock of most valuable and precious wealth of yours. Every person possesses it since day of birth. This wealth is our life, its minutes, hours, days and years. Proper planning starts when we begin to take stock of this wealth. So, we should make most efficient use of every minute to preserve and multiply this wealth. The initial stage of planning is identifying and setting your major life goals.
One way or another, deliberately or not, but we speculate on our life goals. More often we don’t even call them goals, they are just obscure and unshaped dreams, which exist only in our imagination. But to speculate on them and to write them down on paper are different things. Goals which weren’t written down remain only Utopian and vague dreams, which aren’t likely to be accomplished.
How to make your dreams come true? To begin with, transform your dreams in shape of written goals and quit formulating your goals using subjunctive mood. Never write: “It would be great to travel to Italy” or “It would be nice to buy a car”. Erase these statements from your memory and start writing your goals in such a way: “I’ll buy Jeep Cherokee in two years time”.
“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”
Actually, goals are tools on your road to success. You should know secret of their correct utilization. This secret is materialization of your goals on paper. When you see your goals in a written form you make a new glance on what you really want. Writing your goals will help you make a sense of what you want to achieve, analyze your goals, elaborate on their perfection, maybe even to revamp them somehow and single out specific standards and means for their achievement.
Committing your goals to a paper is a great success strategy, which delivers big results. All successful people use this strategy for achieving their life goals. They take advantage of this strategy and keep writing their goals repeatedly and persistently. Writing down and examining your goals means creating a set of concrete and determined instructions for your subconscious mind. In such a way you give your subconscious mind a set of instructions to work on. These instructions must be filled with positive and well - disposed emotions. The more positive instructions you give to it, better results you get. So, write your goals only in a positive way.
Everyday is a Gift, Open and Enjoy It.Written by Barbara White
There is a bottle of perfume sitting on my dresser that I was given when I was ten years old! As you can tell I have pack rat tendencies! For me that pattern started as a young child. I could never bear to throw things away. There was more to it than not wanting to throw things away. I loved feeling I had when I would receive something new, and would not want to spoil it by using it unless it was for something special. I would want to save it for a special occasion. A new dress would sit in closet, until a special event to wear it. Perfume would sit on my dresser, not to be used for everyday, but for a special ‘something’. This was a pattern in my life for many years.
Recently though I’ve realized that this is not best perspective to live life. I don’t want to be like that woman on Titanic, who when was being lowered into lifeboat said…”If I’d known this was going to happen I would have had that Chocolate Mousse dessert.” This reflects a view of life that speaks a lie. It is a false belief that if I enjoy something now, I won’t be able to look forward to anything good like that in future. This belief steals joy from living in present, and also lies to me about what future might hold. Often it takes sad or traumatic situation to cause a person to stop and take stock their life’s perspective and lifestyle. For example, let me tell you how it happened for Ruth.
One day, out of blue, Ruth got one of those devastating ‘phone calls’ that we all dread receiving. Her sister Jane had passed away unexpectedly. Ruth went over to home to help her brother in law with sad task of preparation for funeral. They were in bedroom deciding on clothes Jane would wear as she was laid to rest. He pulled out of drawer some beautiful lingerie wrapped in tissue. Ruth gasped as she saw astronomical cost on price tag. “Jane bought this in Paris 8 or 9 years ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion. I guess this is it.” he said. It was exquisitely, handmade in silk, with a delicate cobweb of lace .As he slammed drawer shut he said something that changed Ruth’s life for ever. “Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you’re alive is a special occasion!