If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. – Jim Rohn
Happy New Year To You & Yours From The Entire Project Meditation Team! May 2019 bring you the very best that life has to offer.
With each New Year comes those all important resolutions but sadly most resolutions peter out after about a week, so here is a brilliant hack for greater success. Brian Tracy says that you have a 1000% greater chance of achieving your goals if they’re written down.
I’d like to introduce you to a powerful dream-building exercise.
This exercise takes just a few minutes, and it can be the single thing that makes the difference between yet another year of disappointment and having to come up with justifications for quitting… and a year of massive success.
Sit in a quiet place with a small journal. I like journals because they have a more intimate feel than spiral-bound notebooks or legal pads, and the “book” feel helps bring all of your dreams together in one place. It’s as if you are writing the next chapter of your life – and you are!
Play your favorite LifeFlow track. Close your eyes and indulge in a 7-15 minute meditation to help you calm your thoughts, activate your imagination and unplug from your daily life for a while.
When you are ready, put pen to paper and start building your dream list of 25 dreams. They can be big, small, tangible, intangible, “possible” and “unlikely”. I am quite serious when I say, hold NOTHING back. You see, if you give any idea life by writing it down and thinking about it, it can be achieved.
Write it as if it is already achieved. Examples: “I am a successful interior designer.” “I am living with my ideal partner.” “I have a beautiful home in the mountains.” “I am enjoying excellent health.”
If you can’t come up with 25 things, here are some questions to inspire you to RELEASE any negative thoughts about dreams that you “aren’t worthy of” or “aren’t capable of achieving”. Nobody has to see this journal. It’s a safe place for you to be completely honest with yourself and write down WHAT YOU WANT. It doesn’t have to be a long paragraph. A single sentence will do.
- What are some things or hobbies you enjoyed in the past?
- Where do you want to travel?
- What new things do you want to try? Interested in learning a foreign language?
- How would you like to improve your health?
- What about a romantic partner – what are you looking for?
Next, write today’s date next to each one, and a target date when you would like to achieve this goal.
Then, write down two reasons you CAN achieve this goal. What wonderful qualities of yours can apply here?
For example, let’s say one goal is to own a successful florist. You may have some negative beliefs around that dream, but your job is to focus instead on two reasons you CAN succeed, such as:
- I am a talented floral designer
- I am good at spotting bargains (this would be useful when shopping for supplies)
Do this for every single one of your dreams. If you can think of more than two reasons, by all means, write them down. But challenge yourself to at least two, for every single dream – especially the big and overwhelming ones that scare you… the ones you find yourself already rationalizing your way out of!
Trust yourself… If you can imagine it, you have within you the capacity to make it happen!
Your final task is to read this journal ALOUD to yourself once a day for at least one month, immediately before you meditate. Then, during meditation, kick back and let your amazing mind pull YOUR inner resources together – your talents, knowledge, experience, ideas, friends, etc. – to make it all happen for you. You will be absolutely shocked at how easily you suddenly become aware of the “how” of achieving your dreams. Best of all, as you experience success in one area you’ll strengthen the others and create powerful momentum toward all of your dreams!
Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them. – Jim Rohn