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|Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:56 am Post subject: Why Set Goals?
|Why Set Goals?
Recently I haddinner with an old friend who had decided to relocate and get a fresh start in life. He explained he was going through some changes and was at that point in life where he was comfortable but not enthusiastic anymore. As we continued talking I asked him what his next goals were in life? And what he wanted to do next? "Why, I haven't got any." He said in a dumbfounded way. "I didn't think I needed to set goals. I thought I could just go on like I always have."
My friend's response seems to be typical of a number of people. I say this because I've often heard similar responses in the years that I've been teaching my Creating Power System. Unfortunately, my friend and those like him are missing the point because we really do need to set goals - otherwise we end up getting frustrated or lose all enthusiasm for life. I'll explain shortly.
Going through life without any goals is like getting into a car and driving without any destination in mind. Would you get into your car and just start driving hoping to get somewhere but really not sure where you are going or how you're going to get there? How often have you got into your car and said: "Let's just drive and see where we end up?" Chances are you're like most people - you get into your car when you need to go somewhere. Most often you know exactly where you're going and have a pretty good idea of how you're going to get there. You know how you're going to get there because you may be familiar with the route, or you got directions from someone.
So why not use the same skills in life?
The Importance of Setting Goals
The reason it's important to set goals is because without them you feel like you're just spinning your wheels in life. Without goals you no longer feel challenged, you no longer feel like you're striving for something, you no longer feel alive. Without goals life becomes boring and you lose interest - in the end you could end up being bored and depressed. When you have a goal or a series of goals you suddenly feel like you have a sense of purpose - you feel like you're using your full potential and that you're striving for something better.
I'm not saying that everyone has to have lofty goals. All I'm saying is that in order to feel like you're getting the most out of life you need to have some goals and some direction - because without that - life becomes meaningless. With Creating Power you'll begin setting goals and then start taking steps to achieve those goals.
[b]Achieving goals [/b]
Now it's also important to achieve your goals. If you constantly fail when trying to achieve your goals you'll lose your self-esteem, confidence and in the end won't be interested in doing much of anything. So the way to achieve goals is to set smaller realistic goals in the beginning. Start with the little things - things you know you can achieve and then start to set the standards a little higher as you go. If you're unemployed and you want to be a millionaire - your first goal should be to start working and saving some money. Then consider your next goal and so on.
The other important factor needed to achieve goals is a belief that you can and will accomplish your goals. This means you have to change your old way of thinking. This is actually crucial to your success - because if you don't believe you can achieve your goals - it doesn't matter how hard you try - you just won't get there. In order to create this new belief that you can and will achieve your goals - you have to train your mind and send new messages to your subconscious mind. This is where Creating Power really helps you. So start by telling yourself that you can achieve your goals, look for ways to achieve your goals and then start taking the steps to achieve your goals. When you hear yourself saying "I can't" or "I don't think I can…" or "I don't know - it all seems so difficult…" stop and put those statements into positive phrases - so that you focus on what you want to achieve. With Creating Power you'll learn how to train your mind so that you create a new belief system and achieve your goals.
Let's recap - first set goals. Think about what you want to achieve. Then set smaller goals - and start achieving them so that you build your confidence and self-esteem. At the same time - change your beliefs and re-train your mind. You can try to do this on your own or you can work with the Creating Power System that will teach you how to develop the power of your subconscious mind, while re-training your mind to focus on what you want as you achieve your goals.
With Creating Power you take charge of your life and create the success and happiness you want and deserve. Creating Power teaches you how to eliminate the negative thoughts and take control of your mind in the very first week -- you'll be amazed at how much power you have in less than 7-days! You'll be on your way to creating a positive thinking pattern that lasts a lifetime.