While the classic story of the 1953 Harvard class has been debunked, it is safe to say that the myth teaches a powerful truth. Most people, I would speculate less than 10%, EVER write down goals, and probably less than 5% take the time to regularly review and update their lists.
However, it is also true that among those who become famous or successful, writing and visualizing every day about their goals and ambitions is very common. Dr. Win Wenger believes that the very act of writing about your goals and thoughts will stimulate more development in your brain and will help you achieve your ambitions.
Maybe so. But simply taking out a sheet of paper and scribbling out some general good suggestions for the next couple of years isn’t going to do much. You still have to take decisive action and do things to accomplish your goals. However, taking the time to write them down (by hand, on paper, by the way!) can be an important part of raising your awareness, generating positive energy vibrations, and increasing your self- confidence.
Here is one way you can get started:
Go back to your list and choose 8-10 items that most resonate with you. Then, out of these, pick the one you are most drawn to at an intuitive, kinesthetic level. From those that are left, choose the one that you think will be the easiest to accomplish. Start with this one because when you knock it out in a short period of time, you’ll be encouraged by your success to move on to the one that resonated at the deep level of your soul, which is probably significantly more difficult.
So, take that big, deep idea and express it in simple language but with as much detail and emotion as you can in order to construct powerful affirmations and visualizations that will help to program your subconscious mind to begin manifesting your desired outcome.
Set aside time in the morning and evening, 10-20 minutes each, for reviewing your goal, re-writing it, and doing your affirmations. As you journal about your experience, use language that supports your endeavor. Write about your goal “as if” it were easy to achieve and “as if” you have everything you need to achieve it. Capture on paper how having it will benefit you, your loved ones, those you interact with at work, school, or socially. You can even write about your goal as if you have already achieved it, and you are happy about how easy it all was.
Once you have successfully achieved this goal, go back to your list and pick another item to work on. Begin the writing process all over, creating new affirmations. Eventually, if you persevere, you’ll work through your entire list!
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