Creating Personal Goal Setting with Clarity and Purpose
We have been trained and mentored into the reality that one of the things most critical to our home business success is defining one’s intentions through personal goal setting which will lead to your desired vision or dream.
We have been continually reminded to write these personal goals on paper, as well as speak them out loud while giving ourselves a deadline to meet them, so that we can remain focused on our ultimate dreams.
Your vision should involve much more than your business opportunity. It must encompass every area of your life. Many of us create visions for ourselves, our businesses, our families, but, we must also include our physical, spiritual, emotional and social lives. This then is a holistic vision.
It is important to keep them your vision in front of you at all times in order to maintain the motivation and determination which is often needed to get us over the rough spots in our businesses.
Wallace Wattles, in his 1910 classic, “The Science of Getting Rich,” states:
“You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself….That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind….The more clear and definite you make your picture then, and the more you dwell upon it, bringing out all its delightful details, the stronger your desire will be.”
Because your vision is created in your mind, it is important that when you think about it, you feel deeply about it, then act in harmony with it. This way your vision will guide you.
This does not mean that you must spend hours contemplating your ultimate goal? It simply means that you will need to know exactly what it is that you desire and then desire it so badly that it stays in your thoughts.
My ultimate personal goal is for my husband and I to be able to retire to San Diego, CA. I have a very definite image of what life will be like for us there, and each day I set aside a few minutes to simply close my eyes and dwell on the mental picture of some of the things we’ll be able to enjoy -
reconnecting with friends and family and being able to enjoy reunions that I often missed due to living a long distance away, enjoying the palm trees I love so much
dining at local restaurants that serve the delicious seafood the area is famous for
Carrying this one step further, I've gathered together some pictures, postcards, and other memorabilia that reflect the overall atmosphere of the area. These items hang on my wall in my office, right in front of me, so that I can have a constant reminder of exactly what it is that I am working toward.
You’ll be amazed at the effectiveness of these simple techniques!
It is indeed possible for you to apply these same techniques regardless of what your goals are. Even if what you’re working for can’t be quite so clearly defined in words and pictures, you can still benefit from these exercises.
During those few minutes each day that you set aside to form your mental “picture,” imagine the feelings that you will have when you have reached your own personal goals.
You will have to get your brain functioning correctly to do this. Know that your left brain is your logical, decision-making side of your mind, while your right brain is the intuitive, creative side. You will need both sides functioning in union to create your desired intentions.
Along with your personal goal setting, be sure to take the time to create an affirmation statement, using your computer and some attractive stationery to print it out. Frame this and place it in your own personal work area so that you will have a constant reminder of what exactly it is that you want to accomplish.
Focus, focus, focus….and your dreams WILL come true!
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To Your Success,