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2 Tips For Your New Years Resolution
Most people rarely commit their goals to paper. When the new year rolls around a goal is usually a fleeting thought to be stored on the back burner of the mind, only to be looked upon in mid January as a failed attempt at improving ones life. This is the unfortunate outcome most people have, myself included, as we contemplate our future with hope of achieving our goals. Below I have listed two techniques that will help us achieve our goals faster than we ever thought possible.
Tip 1: Write your definite chief aim: Thanks to Napoleon Hill we have a system that has been tested and proven. You will need a quiet place to sit, a blank piece of paper and a pen to write with. Your definite chief aim should be a brief, specific statement written in present tense. It is very important that you list what you are willing to give in return for your definite chief aim. Here is a transcript of Bruce Lee's definite chief aim:
"I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness."
Notice how Lee keeps everything in present tense. Also, he is very specific with dates and the amount of money he will earn. It would not be a bad idea to live by the adage, fake it til you make it. The trick is to make your subconscious mind believe you are already in possession of your definite chief aim. Read your statement out loud when you awake in the morning and before you retire to bed in the evening. Through the principle of auto suggestion your subconscious mind will start putting your definite chief aim into practice.
Tip 2: Write your top ten goals daily: Brian Tracy, another leading success coach advocates writing your top 10 goals every morning before you start your day. The idea is to get a spiral notebook and keep it with you at all times. Each morning write down ten or more of your most important goals without referring to your previous list. Do this every day. You will find that as you write your list day after day some items on your list may disappear and some new items may surface. The priority of your goals may change as well. Soon your list will start repeating the same goals with the same priority. Once your list is dialed in to the same tone every day you will find that your life will start to change dramatically and quickly in relation to your goals. When you read your definite chief aim and your top ten daily goals out loud make sure to put emotion and feeling into your words. Have faith in the knowledge that you will be successful and I promise you that all your dreams will come true. Remember, you cannot hit a target if you are unable to see the target. Your written goals are the target to aim for. Just do it and make it happen.
In closing, I would like to recommend three of my favorite books for your personal library:
1. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
2. The Law of Success, Napoleon Hill
3. Goals, Brian Tracy
Happy new year and may your goals, hopes and dreams come alive in 2012.