Tag Archives: James Allen

reach your goal in 7 steps

“To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you…don’t need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach. ”  W. Clement Stone

The great achievers in this world have set great goals.    Earnest Shackleton set forth to explore Antarctica and while not achieving the goals he set forth to accomplish he was driven to succeed.  

Setting goals drives people towards success even if the goals change over time.  Goals are internal motivators.  Goals provide the mind a focal point, something that can create a driving force for personal change.   A goal is something important to go after and achieve.   What goals do you have?

Setting goals

1. Remember a time when you were happy, very happy.   Remember that moment.

2. Use that positive energy and thought experience to explore ideas that would create a similar feeling.   Write down all the ideas you have (goals, desires, wants).

3.  Find the best ideas in that list and take the best five ideas (goals that you’d like to achieve).

4.  Which idea is the most strong out of that list of five, the most important for you right now.   Circle that idea.

5. Break that idea into action points.
    –  What is the five year goal (if the goal is that big)?
    – Where do you want to be in 3 years?
    – Where do you want to be in 2 years?
    – Where do you want to be in 1 year?
    – Where do you want to be in 6 months.

6. What needs to be done to achieve the 6 month goal.  What steps will you want to take?

7. Take action, start working towards that 6 month goal.  ( If it makes sense break the 6 month goal into one month goals.  )

Setting small reachable and doable tasks are important if you are to reach your goal.   As each small goal is achieved find a way to celebrate that success.  Keep building up the momentum and success will be easier to obtain.

Find someone who will hold you accountable for reaching each small goal along the way.   That person should be non-judgmental in their approach, and an encourager when the work is hard and tiring.

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.’  James Allen

tranquility … where do you find it?

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
James Allen

When was the last time you took a personal break, a break from all the noise, commotion and clutter that seems to attract itself to you?   When have you just taken time to turn off the noise, all the noise and just find yourself in a tranquil place.

Find five minutes each day for a peace break – no email – no TV – no entertainment – no reading – no doing – just relax and let your mind center on something peaceful.   Just for five minutes.   See what a difference it can make in your day.   This is “You” time, personal, private and thoughtful time.

Some ideas to reduce stress in your life can be found here.

cherish your dreams

“Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind,
the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
for out of them will grow all delightful conditions,
all heavenly environment – of these, if you but remain true to them,
your world will at last be built.”
James Allen

Is the life you are living today the life you desire to live?