Lazy Man’s Way to Set Your Goals
“It’s About That Time Again…
The Lazy Man’s Way to Write Your Goals!”
By Tony Pearl
Wow! Can you believe that we’re at the beginning of yet another year already?
So, have you done it yet? Have you written out your New Year’s Restitutions…
…I mean Resolutions?
And why does it always seem like we need to RESIST writing them down, when we know it’s something we really should do?
And why do we think we should only do them around New Year’s??
And why am I asking so many questions? 🙂
But seriously, this article is about a few things that I thought would be pertinent to your success this year. So LISTEN UP, ‘cause if you take my advice, it could mean the difference between a mediocre year & one that exceeds all your current expectations!
First, a little bit about writing out your goals. I don’t know about you, but it used to be that whenever I thought about ‘writing goals,’ my gag reflex would get a workout. I hated it! Can you relate? But then, I found something out, quite by accident. Something that not only changed how I felt about this essential task, but – more importantly, massively changed the result of it! Would you like me to share that with you?
Good – I thought so! Now, as you read this article, you’ll begin to notice a few things… You’ll first notice that nice, warm, tingly feeling that you get as you realize that you’re about to learn something that could radically affect you in a positive way. Yes, that feeling is called EXCITEMENT!
In fact, let’s begin with that… Excitement, shall we?
Here’s what I want you to do… Go & grab a sheet of paper & a pen. Nothing fancy.
Now, sit down at your favorite comfy place where you can write, and keep this article handy. Just DO it!
The next thing I’d like you to do is put a smile on your face & just close your eyes for a moment & imagine/picture/feel what your life would be like if there was absolutely NOTHING to stop you. Whatever you wish to create or imagine here is peachy.
NOTE: If all you can do is imagine what can go wrong or you just keep seeing the obstacles in your path, that’s an indication of something. We’ll get back to that later.
But for now, if an obstacle comes to mind, just ‘look at it,’ then simply let it slide away. That’s right. Bye-bye. Outta here.
Again, just focus on what you wish to create. Where would you live? To where would you Travel?
What would you be doing? What brings you the greatest amount of JOY in your life? Nothing is wrong here… just let it flow!
Again, when those negative thoughts come, and they will, just let ‘em pass by, like a leaf being carried downstream on a fast-moving creek.
Who would you be friends with? How would you dress? What would you eat? How would you live? How much would you laugh? What kind of shape would you be in? Come on – no limits here!
I encourage you to do this for as long as it takes. Whether that’s 5 minutes or 5 hours. Hopefully not THAT long, but you get the idea.
As you do this, you should start to feel…. Happy! Your body should be buzzing with the positive vibration of possibility. Good – I can see you smiling already!
Got it? Good! Now write it ALL down! Write what you feel. Write what you ‘see.’
Yes, there’s a reason we’re doing it this way, so stick with me, ok?
Now, you should have AT LEAST 1-2 pages of some good stuff here. If not, keep writing. Just get it all out. And Hey! You’re supposed to be enjoying this! 🙂
Ok. All done? Good. Here’s what to do next:
Look at your list. There’s probably a couple things on there that make you feel better than anything else you’ve written. You know what I’m talking about. Let’s call this your ‘higher purpose’ in life. Whether this is in line with your business or not, it’s ok.
Now, start to work backwards… Begin with the end in mind. If this is eventually where you would like to be, what you’d like to do or have, ask yourself THIS question:
“What can I do – starting right NOW, today – to bring me closer to this goal?”
And write THAT down, too. Then, just let your mind & your pen flow.
After you’re done with the ‘flow,’ you’ll need to start to put some structure to your ideas. So, let your ‘logical’ side take over. Now, simply identify the STEPS you’ll need to follow to get you there. Put them in order. Add some dates to when you’d like to accomplish them, and BAM…Instant goals! You’re done!
Didn’t think it could be that easy, did you? Well, why not? Who says it has to be hard?
I think you get the idea. Now, you can work this way ANY time you want to.
OR anytime you may feel ‘stuck’…in life.
There’s a REASON why we’re doing it in this order. You see, as humans, we’re emotional creatures first. Some of us just try harder to shut that part of ourselves off at times. But it’s still there. By relaxing & tapping in to that happy emotion FIRST, then putting logical order to it SECOND, you’re working with the flow, not against it.
That was the discovery that made all the difference for me. And whenever I share this ‘Magic Technique’ with anyone, their reaction, the process, and the results speak for themselves! Shoot, try it out yourself if you don’t believe me. You can thank me later.
Now, here’s a few more things to please keep in mind while doing this ‘fun’ exercise:
- REMOVE ALL your LIMITING BELIEFS! The only limits in life are the ones we put on ourselves.
- Relax & enjoy this process. It’s for your benefit!
- Recognize & realize that YOU deserve all these things. Believe that.
- Begin as SOON as you can. When would NOW be a good time to start?
- This is YOUR life that you’re creating here. Don’t compare yourself to anyone.
- Do this as if you could not fail. Imagine that you can only succeed…
Can you see how this will work for you?
Now let me share how this has worked for me…
Believe it or not, it wasn’t too long ago that I just ‘couldn’t get it done.’ No matter how hard I tried to MAKE my business & life flow, it seemed like there was always something that came up. The kids got sick. The contractor disappeared… again. The title company didn’t understand what was going on. The lender would try to pull a fast one at the last minute.
Something. Always something.
I was up against the wall & didn’t know why. What was I doing wrong? Why was all this crap happening to me?
Recognizing that what I was doing – mentally – was NOT getting me where I wanted to go, I decided to try something new. Out of necessity, you could say, I discovered this ‘Magic technique’ I’m describing to you in this article.
So I sat down in my comfy chair. I had some nice jazz playing. I simply just ‘let it all go.’ I visualized how I’d like things to be. I imagined a great big ‘Easy’ button in front of me & I just pushed it. Yes, just like in the commercials.
I felt GREAT, and when I opened my eyes, I knew what I had to do. For the next HOUR, I was frantically writing whatever came to mind. I wrote until BOTH hands were tired (I’m ambidextrous)! 🙂
Then, I took a break to refill my coffee cup & stretch a bit.
When I returned, I began to put things in order. Then I asked myself that great question:
“What can I do right NOW to start this?”
And I did it. No, I’m not going to tell you what I did, because I don’t want it to influence YOUR list.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Writer, Teacher, and Consultant
What has been the result of this for me? Wow. How can I describe it?
Let’s just say that my life is now radically different than it used to be…
Before I discovered this ‘magic,’ I would have had doubts in the back of my mind that the money would come or that I could accomplish these things. I would have only seen what could go wrong & why, and maybe in the back of my mind, I may have even doubted if I deserved it. HA! Can you believe that? And you know what happened because of my negative thoughts?
I got what I thought about! That’s right – a lot of times, I actually brought about the negative result because of the bad seeds I mentally sowed!!
But all that has changed, now that I’ve discovered “The Secret” (check out that movie).
Not only do I now feel more empowered to do whatever I choose, but I’m actually doing it. Removing those limiting beliefs, you see, will make a huge difference to you, just as it has done for me.
For example, I made more last month than I used to make in a whole year, and there’s a lot more on the way. I couldn’t stop it if I wanted to, and I’m crossing a LOT of things off of my ‘list.’ Yeah, I could go on & on, but I don’t want to brag. ; )
If you simply follow what’s suggested here, I predict a massively successful year for you!
Can you believe that? Yes? Ok, then what are you going to DO about it?
Get busy on your goals, and the next time we see each other, please pull me aside & let me know how things have worked out for you because of this ‘Magic Technique!’
To your success… And have a GREAT 2020!!
BIO: Tony Pearl is a writer, speaker, copywriter, coach, mentor, marketer, musician, poet, ballroom dance instructor, world traveler, father, fiance, internet marketer, voiceover artist, and real estate investor. He’s also a Politically-Incorrect Insomniac with ADHD who specializes in adding massive value to people’s lives by helping them overcome limiting beliefs, have more fun, and make more money while improving lifestyles through investing in real estate!
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