Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Goal Setting For Success - Align With Your Subconscious Mind

A lot has been written about goal setting. Unfortunately, most of it doesn't work because it doesn't address people's subconscious motivations, which is why New Year's Resolutions rarely stick. In order for long-term goals to work, they have to be stated a certain way to €trick€ the subconscious into believing that they have already happened. Only in this way will you be able to maintain the consistency of action that will make them come true.

There are a few key things that will ensure that the subconscious will work with you, rather than against.
First, your goal has to be clear, concise and realistic.
Second, your goal must be stated in the present.
Third, you must know (set) the time by which it will happen and know what the €end step€ is so that you know when you've achieved your goal.

For example€¦
Goal: increase my income by x amount per month by January 2012.
Properly stated, it would look something like this:
€It is now January 2012 and I am making (income + x). I know this because I am looking at the check I just received from a very happy and satisfied client.€
It's important to write your goals down and to review them twice a day €" once in the morning after you wake up and once at night before you go to bed. It can take a while for things to sink into your subconscious, so it's important to be consistent.

Also, you may want to create a physical representation of what you're trying to create and put it where you can constantly see it (on the bathroom mirror, next to your computer, etc.) This €physical representation€ can be a post-it note, picture, diagram or whatever will create the image of that reality for you. For example, if you want a certain kind of new car, cut out a picture from a magazine and put it up where you'll constantly see it. You can also create a €vision board€ which consists of words and images representing what you're trying to create. A piece of poster board will do, but it can also be done on your computer screen and then installed as your €desktop€ background.

Always keep your vision clearly in your mind's eye. It's important to constantly hold that vision in front of you, as if it has already been created. Only by doing this will it eventually manifest as your new reality.

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