The Importance Of Goal Setting for Success
Chapter 4: Seeing Is Believing
By now you understand the importance of goal setting and how your future depends on your ability and willingness to create and follow a clear goal setting plan.
Next, we'll discuss the power of visualizing your
goals with clarity to leverage a universal law, which states "Like attracts like." To be clear, the Law of Attraction alone won't bring you riches or ensure that you achieve your dreams. The law is only one important piece of the goal planning puzzle.
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Visualization is a key ingredient in successful goal setting.
When you use clear and creative images to visualize the things your want to
accomplish, and add your powers of concentration and positive emotions to
those images, you will create a force that propels you toward your goal.
Whatever it is that you focus on, you naturally gravitate toward. Therefore, we cannot overstate the importance of goal setting and the use of visualizing your goals regularly throughout the goal setting process.
In contrast, people who choose to spend their days wallowing in self-pity or "poor-pitiful-me-isms", tend to encourage more of the same into their lives. They simply have no clue about the importance of goal setting.
Can you imagine living your life in that house?!? No thank you!
"If you have a goal in
life that takes a lot of energy and work; that incurs a great deal of
interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to
waking up to see what the new day brings."
It's such a better choice to maintain your attention on how to
achieve big things, create new opportunities, and talk with other positive people about big ideas -
those are the people who experience the benefits of continually visualizing themselves in a higher place, having realized their life-long dreams.
Used in a consistent manner, visualization can bring wonderful, positive change into your life.
The Law Of Attraction and The Importance of Goal Setting for Success
Remember the tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp. In the original
version the Genie didn't limit young Aladdin to only three wishes.
Rather, the Genie simply said, "Your wish is my command."
"Your wish is my command."
As you listen to that tiny inner voice you must recognize it as
your very own personal Genie who is constantly telling you, "Your wish
is my command."
As we delve deeper into the importance of goal setting, you must
understand that the things you say and think about, whether aloud or
just in your mind - take up your time and focus. If your
thoughts dwell on the negative, you will attract negative things into
Once you put it out there, the universe responds. If you focus on making positive progress, your world will also respond in a positive way, in accordance with those thoughts.
"Your wish is my command."
If your thoughts could be seen by the public, posted on a city bus, or were to be read out loud by your neighbors, what would those
thoughts say about you? What would they say you are wishing for?
It's important to do a self-check often. That tiny inner voice has tremendous power and must be actively managed.
So what are you commanding your
environment to send you more of? Hopefully all good things!
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which
we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There
is no other route to success."
- Steven Brennen
Success Lesson #8: The Magic Mirror
There is a legend of a wonderful magic mirror which pilgrims used to
journey from all parts of the world to look into. The mirror was
supposed to give back a picture of themselves as they really are, not as
they or their friends or their enemies thought they were.
A man approached the mirror. This man who was extremely modest and
inclined to depreciate himself. He never thought that he would do
anything worthy of notice to the world, and on this day he was greatly amazed to see a side
of himself which he had never before seen.
"Although men are often accused of not knowing their own weaknesses, perhaps only as many truly know their own strength. It is in men as it is in the soil, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner is unaware."
- Dean Swift
There in the magic mirror, clearly outlined within his own figure,
was that of another being - strong, self-reliant, a radiant picture of
manhood, which showed none of the weaknesses, defects or deficiencies,
none of the inferiority, with which he had always seen in himself.
As the picture becomes clearer to him, he realizes that the person
staring back at him is his better self, the man who he could be and
should strive to become.
The man suddenly knew that this was the man that was still within him; who was in waiting and hoping to be seen by the world.
This was the reflection of the superb man that his Creator intended for him to be.
"Perhaps the greatest goal of every human being is to serve his fellow man, and in doing so he becomes his best self."
Afterward the man found that the more he sought to measure up to the
man he was so impressed with, the more others began to see these same
traits in him.
Finally, the image of the perfect man he so constantly held in his
mind began to materialize, and eventually the new bolder man took the
place of the timid man.
If today someone told you that you could look into this magic mirror,
based on your current belief system, would you immediately recognize
the man or woman staring back at you? This is just one more reason that
you need to embrace and understand the importance of goal setting.
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