Successful people make goals and follow them with focused attention and intention, passion and action
Hermelinda Ramsay, MBA
People want a good life, a good marriage, a good job, a good education, a good __________ (just fill in the blank). For most people this doesn't just happen; things don't just magically appear because they wish it, light a candle and cast a spell.
Published on LatinoLA: December 18, 2009
Even people who are phenomenal at getting what they want through energetic intention and manifestation set goals, for example, T. Harv Eker, Robert Kiyosaki, Keith Cunningham, Anthony Robbins, and so many other gurus of wealth. Do you think they simply wished their wealth? Successful people make goals and follow them with focused attention and intention, passion and action.
Dreams are just that: dreams! Dreams are important and do increase our creativity, but without proper action, our creative thoughts stay in the portal of our mind. Oh, and by the way, start keeping a journal; this will activate your creativity and intuition.
If you want to make it happen, you must take action on your idea, and the first action step is to set goals.
In order to start getting the things you want, you must first know yourself. What are some of the things you desire? Is it wealth, a house on the beach, a villa in Tuscany, or a cabin in Big Bear? What do you hope for physically? Are you happy with your physical appearance? You can change your weight, and you can probably change your looks through plastic surgery-anything is possible through plastic surgery these days!
What about your spirituality? Do you know what your life purpose is, or what fulfills you? We are physical and spiritual beings. We will never be fully satisfied without spirituality. Some people speak of having a void; they feel empty! Could it be they are lacking a purpose-driven life?
Some were born wealthy and yet chose to serve others in the most impoverished parts of the world! Mother Theresa was a spiritually fulfilled woman, and yet she depended on the charitable contributions of others! She lived a faith-driven life.
You may not wish to serve others so altruistically, perhaps you can serve by reading books to children in a classroom a few times a month.
You hold the paint brush to the masterpiece of your life! Who you are today is what you allowed. You choose what enters your life and what creates your most cherished desires!
Who are you? What do you want? What do you like? Take time and think about the things you really like.
What are your priorities?
Can we have it allÔÇªYES! However, it is best to start with three detailed, definitive goals. "Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it and believe it's possible for you. And then close your eyes every day for several minutes, and visualize having what you already want, feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that and focus on what you're grateful for already, and really enjoy it. Then go into your day and release it to the Universe and trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it." - Jack Canfield.
Take the list above and write down what you really want in each area; from these choose three that you most desire, and then make long term goals and short goals.
Make weekly action plans for each desire. For example, if you wish to get an education, you may wish to start checking out the local colleges and universities. Decide how you're going to pay for your studies, i.e., work part-time or apply for financial aid. If you want to write a novel, you can set a goal of writing ten pages every day.
Once you know your three goals. Write them down in long hand, and then write them down again using your non-dominant hand. For example, if you are right-handed, use your left hand. Your penmanship contests! However, what it will do is set the intention in your right and left brain!
Using your goals, make affirmations and recite them several times a day. This is focused passion!
You can not get to the mountain top without effort. You must do the work! Setting goals is the first step.
Remember that we get the things we focus on. This is focused energy. The energy you put out, you get back. This is the Law of Attraction.
"A person who set his or her mind on the dark side of life, who lives over and over the misfortunes and disappointments of the past, pray for similar misfortunes and disappointments in the future. If you will see nothing but ill luck in the future, you are praying for such ill luck and will surely get it." - Prentice Mulford.
The Universe will supply what you want, but you must first know what you want?
"Success comes from within, not from without." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hermelinda Ramsay, MBA:
Melinda holds an MBA with an emphasis in International Marketing. She is currently a Doctoral candidate.