By Brian Wong / Source: QuanLife.com
So many people have no idea what they want or just haven't taken the time to seriously think about it. They aim for nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy.
The first and very important step to achieving all your goals is actually having a clear picture of what they are.
Once you are clear you can start to take action in the direction of your goals and fashion a plan that will get you there.
So let me ask you…
Well let me share with you some hints to make this process quick, easy and relatively painless…
1. Divide your goals into 5 common key areas in your life:
2. Draw 3 columns on a sheet of paper and title the columns as…
What I Don't Want, What I Do Want, Why I Want It.
When filling in the "What I Don't Want" column ask yourself "What don't I want based on past experiences?"
Sometimes it is easier to identify the qualities you don't want in a situation because they have been your focus. This is especially true if you have just left a job, business or relationship. Write these things in column 1 then write the opposite, positive statement of this in column 2.
When filling in the "What I Do Want" column ask yourself "If I had $10 million and I knew I couldn't fail, what would I do, be and have?"
This column contains the opposite statements from column 1 and your dreams and desires.
When filling in the "Why I Want It" column ask yourself "Once I achieve this goal, who will benefit? How will that make me feel?"
Here is where you focus on your motivation to achieve these things. Focusing on your WHY gives creates a "volcano" of burning, internal motivation especially if your WHY is something outside of yourself, greater than just you alone.
3. Next step is to arrange column 2 and 3 into a list of short, powerful, present tense statements.
When you read and recite this list each day you want to achieve the feeling that these things exist NOW (which they do) and it's just a matter of time before they materialize in your life.
Congratulations! You now have a clear and concise list of exactly what you want to achieve. This puts you ahead of the majority of the population.
Believe me, this is a very exciting and empowering accomplishment.
Now don't worry, actually you can expect this… you may find yourself wanting to make changes to this list especially once you visualize these things existing now.
Nothing here is set in stone and you will find yourself making frequent changes to this list, especially once you start to tick things off!
Being clear about what you want and committing this list to paper is Step 1 in a 4 Step success process… this is all that stands between you and the control over the happiness and positive outcomes in your life.
My friend Natalie Ledwell from the Mind Movies Team details all 4 Steps in her new program, 7 Secrets to Happiness.
Learn more here: 7 Secrets to Happiness