The Top Ten Ways to Stay Focused on Your Objectives

Written by Michael Angier

People often ask me what I think arerepparttar most important keys to achieving successful outcomes. There are many, butrepparttar 102071 one thing that I see as beingrepparttar 102072 most essential—and often ignored—is consistency.

Any worthwhile, challenging goal requires sustained effort. Doingrepparttar 102073 things necessary for a day or two isn't hard. Where most people fall down is in stringing those days together and thereby creatingrepparttar 102074 progress,repparttar 102075 momentum, and ultimately,repparttar 102076 successful accomplishment.

What follows are ten ways to maintain your focus, your energy and your optimism while pursuing your goal. They've worked for me and they'll work for you. When I've employed all of these components, I've never failed to achieve my intention.

1. Have Powerful Reasons. With a strong enough reason you can and will findrepparttar 102077 how andrepparttar 102078 wherewithal to achieve your reward. Reasons plus belief keep you motivated. When you're excited about your goal, it doesn't seem like work. If you're not excited, your efforts will require more discipline and energy. Make sure it's YOUR goal. Make sure it excites you. And then act enthusiastically.

2. Write Your Objectives Down. This is a critical step. Don't think it, ink it. When you write your goals down, they appear not only on paper, but they become indelibly written upon your consciousness.

3. Visualize. "See" your objective already in existence. Nothing can withstandrepparttar 102079 power of a clear, multi-sensory vision of what you are intending. What does it look like? What will people be saying about it? How will you feel? The more detailed and "real" you can make your vision,repparttar 102080 more powerful it will be. It will operate like a magnet and draw forth all kinds of things you never thought possible.

4. Affirm Your Success. Speak your goal into existence. An affirmation is a present-tense, positive statement of your intended outcome. I now have achieved ______________ (fill inrepparttar 102081 blank). The more sensory rich you can make your affirmations,repparttar 102082 more effective they will be. All of these techniques help you to feelrepparttar 102083 presence of your objective and build belief.

Read Faster, Read Smarter'

Written by Michael Southon

The Internet is a new continent whererepparttar maps are constantly changing. What was a small stream becomes a roaring river. What was a desert becomes a lush green valley.

To keep up withrepparttar 102070 changing landscape ofrepparttar 102071 Internet you must read. Andrepparttar 102072 best place to read about new developments onrepparttar 102073 Internet is in Newsletters or Ezines.

But you may not be reading efficiently.

Did you know that most of us use only 4% to 10% of our mental abilities?

Speed reading is not just about reading faster; it's about learning to use much more ofrepparttar 102074 extraordinary powers ofrepparttar 102075 Mind.

When you read, are you aware of an inner voice that followsrepparttar 102076 words as your eyes move acrossrepparttar 102077 page orrepparttar 102078 computer screen? This inner voice is called 'subvocalization'. You probably experience it as a slight movement inrepparttar 102079 tongue or throat region. As long as you subvocalize, you limit your reading torepparttar 102080 speed of normal speech, to about 300 w.p.m.

The Mind is capable of thinking much faster than that. So when you subvocalize, you're literally holding back your mind. Try this exercise:

As you read, count to yourself, silently, from one to ten. Or, repeatrepparttar 102081 sound 'Eee', 'Eee', 'Eee'. It will be impossible to do this atrepparttar 102082 same time as subvocalizing, so this is an excellent way of breakingrepparttar 102083 habit of subvocalization.

As you do this exercise, you'll become aware that you're no longer processingrepparttar 102084 words inrepparttar 102085 tongue hroat region but in an area called 'thought stream' that you experience inrepparttar 102086 top of your head.

Thought stream moves much faster than subvocalization. And that's why people who subvocalize often have comprehension problems.

There's a mismatch between reading speed and thinking speed. The Mind is constantly racing ahead ofrepparttar 102087 inner voice and so it gets bored. You experience this as an inability to hold your attention on what you're reading. You have to back-skip words, or readrepparttar 102088 same line twice.

As your reading speed catches up with your thinking speed, reading becomes much less tiring and your comprehension improves.

Once you've got a feeling for reading in 'thought stream',repparttar 102089 next thing to do is speed up your eye movements. This will also help breakrepparttar 102090 habit of subvocalization, since your eyes will be moving faster than you can possibly subvocalize.

Your eyes move acrossrepparttar 102091 written page in a series of quick jumps. Between each jump there's a stop lasting a fraction of second, called a 'fixation'. The fixation is whenrepparttar 102092 eye actually takes inrepparttar 102093 written word.

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