If you have personal goals, both for work and outside work, both short term and long term – you will be much more likely to achieve them. This is because setting goals is like putting an address into your SatNav, and your subconscious then has something to guide all of the little decisions that it makes for you every day without you even noticing. And these little decisions all add up, you’ll be amazed.
But how can you make the goal effect even stronger? Here are two suggestions:
Get some photos of your ideal house / holiday / lifestyle / even your ideal body, and put them up somewhere that you’ll see them every day: maybe your kitchen, or bedroom if you don’t want visitors to see them. Remember that goals would be more about Be and Do rather than Have, so as well as a few material things it would be good to see lifestyle – fishing off a small peaceful boat, or in Venice:
or feet walking along a sandy beach maybe, or a nice beach sunset:
Or cosy candle light and a log fire ….
Pictures are great for your subconscious because that’s how it works. It has to convert words to pictures, so words are one step removed from its understanding. Picture go straight in!
My second idea for making goals more powerful is to…
Add some DATES to them.
WHEN will you take that trip to Australia, or sign up for the college course, or resign from your job that you hate?
Setting dates is powerful because it forces your subconscious into action. Without dates it can say “Yeah yeah, I’ll get around to that at some point later” but now it’s thinking “Oooer, that’s not very far away, I’d better get moving”. Much more powerful!
By the way, don’t tell your subconscious this, but don’t get too bent out of shape if you don’t achieve things by the planned dates. Often things take longer than you thought, you get there by a different route, but it’s OK you do still arrive. Still, a date to aim for is a great thing to have.
There you are – pictures and dates – start today!