Sunday, 28 December 2008

Successful Goal Setting for 2009

You might be tempted to set goals which you know you can easily achieve. By all means you should set out to achieve these things but don't call them goals. If you're going after something that you can easily achieve where's the challenge? You're really laying out your plans.

A goal, something that is truly worthy of you, will stretch you and cause you to grow in ways you may have never imagined. It is what you become as a result of pursuing your goal that is of importance more so than the goal itself.

This is why some people don't feel the sense of satisfaction that they thought they might experience as a result of achieving their goal. They were either so caught up in the pursuit of the goal that they missed the process and their own transformation or else the goal they set wasn't a worthy goal. It was something that they already knew how to achieve. All they had to do was put into play a known sequence of action steps. Where's the challenge in that?

You might be thinking why would you set a goal that you had no idea how you were going to achieve it? The Universe operates by laws and when you learn how to lead your life and pursue your goals working in harmony with the laws then all things are possible.

You see the laws that govern the Universe also govern you. Consider the following extract from "The Dore Lectures on Mental Science" by Thomas Troward:

"My mind is a centre of Divine operation. The Divine operation is always for expansion and fuller expression and this means the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in past experience, though proceeding out of it by an orderly sequence of growth.

"Therefore, since the Divine cannot change its inherent nature, it must operate in the same manner in me. Consequently, in my special world, of which I am the centre, it will move forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before."

Now can you begin to see why you should be setting goals that are outside your current experience rather than simply setting targets for things which you already know how to accomplish? If you are not setting challenging goals you will not experience growth and we know the Law of Polarity that anything that is not growing is by default dying.

Let's look at a practical example of this type of goal setting. When Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the "flying machine" which we now call an airplane none existed. So they had no experience in this field. How could they? What's more they were bicycle mechanics.

Their relatives thought they were mad and even had them committed. They experienced several setbacks but they kept encouraging each other because they believed that what they were striving to achieve could be done.

However, the knowledge of how to fly has always been here and because the Wright brothers were relentless in the pursuit of their dream they achieved it.

So, when setting a goal, don't worry about how you are going to achieve your goal. Be concerned about ensuring that the goal you set is worthy of you and is something you are truly committed to achieving. Now although you may not know how you're going to accomplish your overall goal there will be something that you can do to get started in the right direction.

And no matter how small that something is you must take action. It may be that there is someone who has already achieved what you are striving to achieve. You may not even know them but you can still seek their advice directly or indirectly to help you achieve your goal and achieve in record time.

"The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment."
Anthony Robbins

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