“How many times have you set goals, only to see them remain incomplete….”
Stop whatever you are doing and write these words on a piece of paper that you can keep with you at all times. It is a quote from Napoleon Hill
“Dream big dreams; Only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls.”
By following a simple daily technique you can achieve everything you want in life.
What stops you from achieving everything you want in life? Here are a couple of things for your consideration.
Procrastination – is one main reason people do not achieve their goals. Nearly everyone is guilty of procrastination from time to time(although we sometimes use other names for it – well excuses really) even the most motivated are subject to it on occasions.
Stop yourself in your tracks and ask of yourself ‘Is what you are doing at this precise moment taking to toward or away from the goal you have set?’ Possibly your procrastination has come about because the goal you have set is too small. Your thought processes are – well that can be achieved that at any time at a drop of a hat so I will do it later.
Big joke – you are procrastinating nothing less. If it is a goal on your list it is a vital part of your major overall goal, and when achieved it will take you to the next stage of your main goal, the one that gives you motivation.
The second reason you procrastinate is the BELIEF you have in achieving the goal. This is such a large subject that requires discussion in another article.
It’s just too easy to put off something that doesn’t have a lot of appeal even if you were to achieve it.
BIG goals drive you to do things you would never do for major goals — in many ways they almost pull you through the obstacles you are likely to meet on the way to achieving them.
Because with big goals you plan and also want to achieve them so much they become part of your being. For example say your major goal is to move to a four-bedroom house in a better part of town. A minor goal you may set is a new suite of furniture for your new house. Compared to your main goal it is easy to dismiss the minor goal as insignificant – yet let look at it a different way.
Achieving the goal of the new suite of furniture, having it in your home now and sitting on it helps to bring your major goal into sharper focus. Just sit there and imagine it as if you were in your new house and you are enjoying the confort of the new suite, suddenly it will become an integral part of your overall goal.
What is one of the main secrets of high goal achievers? First they write their goals down. I’ll bet you have never heard that before???? But have you done it??? The fact is that writing goals down is so powerful it increases your chance of success by at least 1000%.
Their second secret is that their goals are always BIG. There’s no power at all in small goals. When the goal isn’t big enough, it’s too easy to give in to the obstacles that appear in your life. It’s very difficult to maintain the persistence that all great achievement requires when the goal is small and ordinary.
How big is BIG? If it doesn’t make you a little nervous, you know that feeling in the pit of your stomach; if it doesn’t take your breath away the first time you think about it, it probably isn’t big enough. These physical symptoms are the result of a chemical change in your body caused by your thoughts. When your goal is big enough that the thought of it causes your body to undergo physical changes then you are on the right path. Even more when the thought of MISSING the goal causes a feeling a nausea in the pit of your stomach you are pitching it just right.
Set yourself time to sit down on your own and with pad and pencil ask yourself what do you want in every part of your life for the next 12 months to 5 years. No matter what you think of just write it down without questioning your ability to achieve it. And then go out and do everything you can to achieve it!