“Dreams and visions of what we see ahead for ourselves, become reality when we commit to applying them in the NOW.”
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This is your dream now. (As I said in the previous article I won’t talk about the things you and I want in terms of material gains, because that has not fully come about in my life) However, it should not stop you from writing out your bucket list, if you wish.
Let’s take the following steps then:
Step One: You will have to decide what sort of person you want to be in the year ahead. In addition what material gains you would like to see coming about in your life in the same year. (Your investment capital)
What sort of person would you like to become and career-wise what would you like to accomplish, within the next year? What are the material things you really want; a great partner, higher income, savings, investments, a home of your own, new car etc?
Step Two: Write down what you want, print it out in large font and limit it to one page. Make it easy to read from a distance and set it up where you will, with ease, see it each day.
Step Three: Buy a fun looking diary; there are a lot of really interesting ones in PNA, I know, because I bought one at a very reasonable price and got a free desk calendar, thrown in.
Warning: do not use your existing diary or your tablet, mobile etc. Rather buy a diary and label it: “My Dream Journal”.
Another Warning: Hide it where no one else will see it. You’ve no idea how the sweetest of friends or family can destroy your dreams, by a few choice mocking words…..
Now each evening, write down in the journal, what you consider to be even the smallest steps you gained toward achieving your dream on that day. If you can, do it in bullet form, so it’s easy to read when you go over it at the end of each week and make sure you do go over it each Friday.
At the end of each daily entry write, “I am so grateful for this progress that I have made”. The law of gratitude says that as you express gratitude, even for small steps forward you will achieve more and even greater steps ahead.
Another Warning Still:
This diary must only have POSITIVE ENTRIES written into it – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING NEGATIVE!
Select the daily entry, best suited to supporting your goals and write it down as 1, 2, 3… on the Friday page. This means you will have seven entries on Friday (one best entry for each day of the preceding week).
Then select, in the same way as you did the days of the week, choosing the best of the seven, contributing to your goals and write that down, so that you have a ‘weekly best’.
At the end of each month select from the 4 or 5 best weekly entries so you have one best entry for the month. At the end of the year select the best of twelve entries and there you have the top contributor to your goal!
The true value of this process is to get you to focus on the positive events taking place in your daily and finally, yearly life.
Final Step: Be patient and persevere – DO NOT GIVE UP. Remember this is only a twelve month project, after which you can decide if it is working or not. If it’s working
then continue. If not, well, you would certainly have become a better, more disciplined person for the effort.
Don’t wait for new-year, start now. It will mean using two diaries, but so what? Mid-year purchases will be discounted in price!
If you faithfully do what I have recommended, this is what you will discover: Slowly but surely you are making progress toward accomplishing your dreams. Why is this? Because, even if we make the effort to desire and believe in our dreams; if nothing is written down and followed in a disciplined way – we forget and even lose sight of our dreams. But if we make the effort – WE WILL SEE THE RESULTS
I have done this exercise and it works. I see that I have already achieved several aspects of becoming the person I want to be. (I did this exercise for a year; saw change and decided to go for another year. Currently I’m on month 11 of the second year). I have started to visibly accomplish in my business and in my personality – I have gained real confidence and now see even greater success ahead. I have started to love and enjoy the work I do, even if it’s not what I want to do – that’s coming! I am excited about doing my business every day and eagerly looking forward to the changes up ahead of me.
I have a program of doing my stretch exercises, riding a stationary cycle, praying and meditating, each morning. I found that the squat and cycling exercises were tough going and certainly did not look forward to doing them, let alone actually participating! Then my wife suggested that I vocally affirm my enjoyment of these exercises and express my gratitude for being able to do them.
I had to smile whilst applying her advice; as, whilst outwardly affirming my enjoyment of the exercises’ in question, I was fighting them on the inside! However, gradually, in reality, found that I was truly enjoying them. It was the same situation with my work (I never enjoyed what I was doing and regarded it simply as a means to an end). Using the same affirmation technique, I saw big changes in my approach to doing my work and started to enjoy that too.
So then, why are you waiting? – Get going! Do it.
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