How can our mind's power help us to achieve goals? Quite simply, by focusing on what we want. If anything in this life is achievable then by directing the mind in a positive way it can be achieved. But first, we have to BELIEVE that we can achieve.
If I want to do something and then I tell myself I can't do it, I will fail. Unless, by a small chance something miraculous happens to put my goal in my path. And even then, I may fail if I don't believe I can succeed.
But when I tell myself, 'yes I CAN do this' - 'it is a certainty that I can SUCCEED' - then I am already half way up the mountain. The summit still requires work and determination but knowing it can be reached makes the journey more likely to be true.
What often happens is that many people are so used to being put down in life, especially during our early years when the personality is being formed. We start to believe that everyone else is better than us. The teachers, the parents, the big brothers and sisters and so on - they all know better. . . Unfortunately these are not always the best teachers. With the best intentions in the world, a parent or teacher can destroy a child's self-confidence and install a lifelong pattern of self-doubt and low self-esteem.
So, to achieve YOUR goals - forget about other people's lessons in life. What is right for one person is not necessarily right for another. Wipe the slate clean and START AGAIN -by believing in yourself.
Start by stating your intentions, decide upon your goal; then say it aloud, and write it down. This is known as GROUNDING. Taking it from the thought form to the material form is the first step towards achievement. State your goal and your intentions in a positive framework. For example, 'I am successful' rather than 'I am not going to fail'. This means you will be pointing that positive thought in the right direction - i.e. success.
Visualize yourself as already having achieved that goal. If your ambition is to run a marathon then picture yourself crossing that finish line. Don't short measure yourself, always aim for the top. If your ambition is to be in a job you love, helping people then picture yourself surrounded by people you have helped.
Think about the steps that are needed to achieve that goal. Unless it's something really easy, you're not going to jump from where you are now right up to the top. So realistically decide what needs to be done. For instance, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds in weight, you're not going to do this unless you make some changes in your lifestyle. This could be:- eating smaller meals, exercising, cutting out junk food, stopping snacking or comfort eating, etc. But have a plan, don't just decide your actions day by day.
Starting with Step One, visualize yourself, taking this First Step. Add all the necessary components to your mental image. If your First Step was to eat more healthily, visualize yourself shopping for healthy foods, selecting crisp, fresh produce from the market, preparing them - put in the aroma, the smell of fresh herbs - really imagine this, and imagine that wonderful taste in your mouth and how good you feel as you digest this healthy food - don't forget the touch those foods - you can imagine this as well.
And having gone through this in your mind, you have directed your mind to help you to achieve, in a realistic way, the goal that you desire. You have planted the right thoughts in your mind, and generally, whatever goes INTO the mind, will come out in some form or other.
One of the best ways to visualize your success, your goals and achievements is through hypnosis. This connects all of the above directly with the subconscious and leads to greater success.