I've been reading Jack Canfield's book, “The Success Principles,” and I want to quote to you something from Chapter 3. The title of Chapter 3 is “Decide What you Want.” I quote, “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is to decide what you want.” Seems pretty obvious to me, but how many of us go through life without really defining what we want? Do you have a vision for what you want your life to be like? Do you have goals?
Do you have concrete action steps that you are taking on a daily basis to move you from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow? Do you have a vision of what your life looks like in three years? Five years? Is it written down? Do you have a vision board? Have you thought about creating a mind movie for yourself. A mind movie is a vision board that's in a movie format, that you can play on your computer and remind yourself of what your goals are or what you're trying to accomplish.
If you do not have a concrete vision for your life, I suggest you start here with my “Create Your Vision” Worksheet.
Start with a clean slate and write down what your life is like in 5 year. Do not contaminate this with thoughts of scarcity. Assume you have all the resources required. Describe your life in great detail. Describe the sights, sounds, smells, feelings. Take your time. Make it real. Make it big. Make it bold. Now close your eyes and see your new life, experience your new life, make it in the now, in the present.
- Believe it is possible!
- Where do you live
- What do you drive
- Where do you vacation
- What relationships do you have
- Where do your kids go to school
- What charities do you help
- What projects do you participate in
- What activities do you do
If you do not know where you're going, you will not know if you're on course, and you will not know when you get there. Once you have a vision created, break it down into concrete, but doable steps. Make an action plan and establish intermediate goals. Remember goals need to be measurable, believable and achievable.
For example, a goal to lose 50 lbs this month is not believable but a goal that involves a target weight 10 lbs less than today's weight in one month is measurable, believable and achievable.
Anything your mind can believe, it can achieve so go ahead, create your vision and set some goals today.