By Charles Alvarez, Contributor, the Price of Business Show. * Sponsored
Your subconscious mind is only activated by affirmative statements phrased in the present tense. You therefore write down your goals as though you have already accomplished them. Instead of saying, “I will earn $50,000 in the next 12 months, ”you would say, “I earn $50,000 per year.”
Your goals must be stated positively as well. Instead of saying, “I will quit smoking,” or “I will lose a certain number of pounds of weight,” you would say, “I am a non-smoker.” Or, “I weigh X number of pounds.”
Your command must be positive because your subconscious mind cannot process a negative command. It is only receptive to a positive, present tense statement.
The third “P” stands for personal. From now on, and for the rest of your life, write out every goal beginning with the word “I,” followed by a verb of some kind. You are the only person in the universe who can use the word “I” in relation to yourself. When your subconscious mind receives a command that begins with the word “I,” it is as though the factory floor receives a production order from the head office. It goes to work immediately to bring that goal into your reality.
For example, you would not say, “My goal is to earn $50,000 per year.” Instead, you would say, “I earn $50,000 per year.” Begin each of your goals with phrases such as, “I earn, I weigh, I achieve, I win, I drive such and such a car, I live in a such and such a home, I climb such and such a mountain,” and so on.
Set Deadlines On Your Goals
To add power to your daily written goals, put a deadline at the end of each goal.
For example, you might write, “I earn an average of $5,000 per month by December 31 (followed by a particular year).”
As we discussed in an earlier chapter, your mind loves deadlines and thrives on a “forcing system.” Even if you do not know how the goal is going to be achieved, always give yourself a firm deadline. Remember, you can always change the deadline with new information. But be sure you have a deadline, like an exclamation point, after every goal.
How Badly Do You Want It?
This exercise of writing out your 10 goals every single day is a test. The test is to determine how badly you really want to achieve these goals. Often you will write out a goal and then forget to write it down again. This simply means that you either don’t really want to achieve that goal as much as something else, or you don’t really believe that that goal is achievable for you.
However, the more you can discipline yourself to write and rewrite your goals each day, the clearer you will become about what you really want, and the more convinced you will become that it is possible for you.
Trust The Process
When you begin writing your goals, you may have no idea how they will be accomplished. But this is not important. All that matters is that you write and rewrite them every day, in complete faith, knowing that every single time you write them down, you are impressing them deeper and deeper into your subconscious mind. At a certain point, you will begin to believe, with absolute conviction, that your goal is achievable.
Once your subconscious mind accepts your goals as commands from your conscious mind, it will start to make all your words and actions fit a pattern consistent with those goals. Your subconscious mind will start attracting into your life people and circumstances that can help you to achieve your goal.
Your Mental Computer Works 24 Hours Per Day
Your subconscious mind works 24 hours a day, like a massive computer that is never turned off, to help bring your goals into reality. Almost without your doing anything, your goals will begin tomaterialize in your life, sometimes in the most remarkable and unexpected ways.
Some years ago, a businessman in Los Angeles had an absolutely ridiculous idea. He wanted to raise many millions dollars in investment capital to create an amusement park in Hawaii that would be composed of restaurants, displays and exhibits from a variety of different countries from around the world. He was absolutely convinced that it would be a big attraction and that he could get the support and backing of all these different countries, as long as he could raise the start up money to launch the project.
Many told him that his idea was a complete fantasy. The complexity and expense of such a massive undertaking was so vast for a person of his limited resources that it would be a complete waste of time. I thanked him for his offer of a job in putting this whole plan together and politely departed.
Soon thereafter,the Walt Disney Corporation had embraced it in its entirety, called it the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (Epcot Center),”and had begun construction on it next to itsDisneyland in Orlando, Florida. The amusement park and development has gone on to make hundreds of millions of dollars, year after year, and become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
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