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Achieve Your Goals Live Your Dreams

Updated on June 25, 2014


"What you can conceive and believe, you can achieve."

Napoleon Hill

The process of setting goals, long term and short term, has been completed. Now you're wondering what to do with these carefully crafted lists. How do you achieve your goals and live your dreams? Don't put them aside - you must take the next critical step. You need to create a vision and see your goals achieved.

Think of your goals as destinations on the road map for your life's journey. The ultimate final destination is the achievement of happiness, success and peace, for example. Some of the destinations on your road map are nearby - short term goals; other destinations farther down the road - long term goals. Be sure you do a final review of your two lists and confirm that the nearby destinations are on the road that leads to those far away destinations. Don't take unnecessary detours!

Now you are ready to create your vision - believe that you will achieve each goal and picture that achievement in your mind. Use your imagination to create pictures of those achievements actually happening now.



Before you actually set goals, you most likely had dreams. Your dreams were probably a mix of things like a certain car, a trip you wanted to take, the perfect spouse you wanted to meet, a college degree, a book you wanted to write, a business you wanted to start, or a long list of other accomplishments you wanted in your life. You have now set specific goals and outlined a plan of action to achieve your goals and live your dreams. Without the goals and the plan, those dreams are nothing more than wishes.

Creating the vision for these goals and dreams is actually simple but not always easy. There are specific actions that will help in your vision creation. Involving your subconscious mind and visualizing your goals as completed is a key to the process. Simply close your eyes and see yourself as you achieve a specific goal. Get your feelings involved. Let's use a trip to Europe as the specific goal. See yourself getting a Passport, looking at the travel brochures, buying the airline ticket, making hotel reservations, boarding the plane and arriving at your destination - goal accomplished! Capture these pictures and feelings and replay them in your mind frequently. It is also helpful to find pictures that represent the goal - maybe some travel brochures for France and a picture of the hotel in France. Put your pictures where you will see them every day. The process is simple but you must be consistent and you must believe in the reality of your vision.

Written and verbal affirmations will help with achievement of your goals. For example, using the trip to Europe, one of the affirmations might be "I now have the money needed for my trip to Europe". Use affirmations that are specific and, at the same time, feel right for you. As Napoleon Hill said, "you must conceive and believe, and then you will achieve it". By the way, don't share your plans with just anyone - too many people will jump right in to tear down your goals and your plans. If you do share them, be sure it is someone that can really be trusted and someone that can support and reinforce your goals; someone that wants to see you achieve your goals and live your dreams.


The longer you delay the goal setting process, the longer you delay the success and abundance that can be yours. Yes, it takes effort and time but the payoff is well worth any time, energy or money you may invest in the process.


The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power: Fifteen Simple Laws to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Reach New Levels of Personal Fulfillment
The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power: Fifteen Simple Laws to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Reach New Levels of Personal Fulfillment

Thought provoking tips that will help you reach your goals; written by a man well known as minister and writer.

Master Strategies for Higher Achievement: Set Your Goals and Reach Them - Fast! (Your Coach In A Box)
Master Strategies for Higher Achievement: Set Your Goals and Reach Them - Fast! (Your Coach In A Box)

This is another great audio presentation by Brian Tracy. Learn how to set your goals and take steps toward achieving them.

Bonfire Lessons: How to Leverage the Magic in the Universe to Reach Your Goals and Dreams
Bonfire Lessons: How to Leverage the Magic in the Universe to Reach Your Goals and Dreams

Complex ideas are presented in a simple and easy to understand story. Very helpful.

The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Helpful ideas and tips that will definitely help you as you work toward your goals.

Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People
Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People

This is a collection of stories, tips and ideas from those who have achieved great success.



Motivation and sustained focus must be a priority as you work toward your goals. Be sure the goals you have set reflect your dreams and not those of someone else. Without total commitment to the achievement of your goals and living your dreams, motivation and focus will quickly vanish. Surround yourself with positive upbeat people - people that are goal oriented. There are tons of books and tapes on motivation and success - buy some and then read them and apply the ideas to your plan. Many successful people have already been down this road and reached their ultimate goal. Why not benefit from the experiences and tips they are willing to share? You don't need to rebuild the road; you just need to stay on it!

Review your goals frequently and, if necessary, make adjustments. Also, take time to celebrate any small successes, or mini-goals, that are on the road to the bigger goal. Use positive affirmations that are meaningful to you and stir up your passion for the dream. Don't give up!

"Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your

heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest

thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly

environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be


James Allen

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      4 years ago

      Great content on this lens, thanks a lot for sharing.

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      5 years ago

      1st of all nice lens :) - i too have dreams may be a bit different . U all are welcome in my world

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      Ronald Tucker 

      5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      "I have learned that if one advances confidently in the directions of his or her dreams and endeavors to live the life he or she has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."--Henry David Thoreau

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      6 years ago

      Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      My only goal in life is to achieve all the goals that have been set (for me)! :)

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      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      'Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go. Spencer Johnson

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      6 years ago

      Staying effective in existence is not difficult and failing in life is also not difficult. Consequently, it depends on you yourself and what you do that figure out the fruit of your lifestyle. Learn the Law of Attraction that can alter your life totally and make you effective.


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      Mel Otero 

      7 years ago

      @MysterySh0pper: Good for you! I still do mystery shopping part time (mostly apartments and banks) and I really enjoy it. It's amazing how much you can learn by doing the shops. And, you are absolutely correct - it does improve customter service. Never stop dreaming!!

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      7 years ago

      My dream job is to be a mystery shopperand yes my drem is fulfilled becauseright now I worked as a mystery shopper in Poland. Our services helped firms improve their services.


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