Tip #1- Assess Your Gifts & Talents
Everyone has natural gifts and talents. If you already use them, chances are life is pretty fulfilling. If you don’t or haven’t used them in awhile, I encourage you to get acquainted with them. You were made with very special purposes to fulfill while you are here on earth and given your special gifts and talents to help fulfill those purposes. The world needs what you have to offer. No one can do what you are “called” to do, but you. If you are having a hard time finding your gifts and talents there are tests you can take that will help you find them OR you can think back to the times when you lose all track of time because you absolutely love what you are doing. Those are clues to your gifts and talents. Use these strengths to help attain your dreams and desires.
Tip #2- Decide To Decide...
Tip #3- Write Down What You Want To Accomplish
There are many books on goal setting and most tell you to make a dream board or write your goals down where they are visible. It’s true. There is something about you seeing and reading what it is that you have decided is important enough for you to pursue. In your mind, it becomes a fact even if you don’t see the results yet. It will bring you one step closer to you desired outcome. Make sure to put them in place where you see them often throughout the day.
Tip #4- Ask For Guidance
Often times, it is uncomfortable, prideful or even embarrassing to ask for help. You can get so caught up in doing everything on your own and by yourself that you may get disheartened and give up on your dreams and desires. Don’t let this be the case for you. Put these emotions aside. It’s likely you need the assistance from God, a mentor, co-worker, spouse or the expertise of a friend in order to accomplish your goal and that’s OK. Others need your gifts and talents as well, so take advantage of theirs and return the favor some day.
Tip #5- Focus On The Ends Not The Means
Once you have a goal in mind and have a general idea of what it is that you want to accomplish (the end), you might get stumped by the “how tos” and the “what ifs” (the means). The means can keep you from taking the first step. Make a decision simply to get moving toward your goal. I suggest that you take at least 15 minutes a day (twice a day if needed) to focus or meditate on the end itself. See and experience yourself, in your mind, with what it feels like when you do achieve your goal. Things will many times work out without you knowing the who, what, when, where and whys of it all.
Tip #6- You Must Take Action & Create
Focusing on the ends is not all. Action is key. Action is creating. You are the creator of your future. Your destiny is in your hands. By your choices, you create your desired or undesired outcomes. It is good to “see” yourself attaining your dreams and desires, but you must create your next step, any step as long as it is toward your goal. Without creating and taking action, your goals will not come about. Action involves faith and belief. The faith and belief that you can accomplish or even begin something you desire. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Tip #7- Have Your “How To List”
I use the “how to list” term lightly. You do not necessarily need to get caught up in having a list of actions that you must take and in any specific order as the end all to your list of steps or actions. During your 15 minutes of meditation on your goals, ideas will begin to pop into your head on what actions you should take next or who might be a good connection to assist you or even a book that you may need just at the right time. Write these down and make sure you take these specific actions as well.
Tip #8- Allow
Don’t get caught up in actions only. It’s tempting to strive harder to “make” it happen or to spend more time on attaining your desired outcome. You might think that it will happen faster or that it will ensure completion. Resist this temptation. Allowing your goals to happen is very important. It seems contrary to our thinking, but it truly is natural. While meditating on your goals, other ideas and next steps will begin to flow to you, but that’s not all. At these moments, remember to allow. Because your goal is meant to be and you have asked for guidance, you can now allow many actions to happen on their own and they will. Assistance will come in ways you couldn’t have seen or known about. Allow.
Tip #9- Help Others
Now that you are getting results and things are happening towards your goal, be sure to take time to help others out or help them to accomplish their goals as well. When you choose to give, it will come back to you. Whether it is as simple as a smile, a small good deed or major giving of your time, energies or even money. It is a universe principle that works. “Give and it shall be given unto you.”
Tip #10- Stay Positive - You Get What You Focus On
Have you ever noticed when someone is in an especially good mood? You can feel it can’t you? The same is true for a bad mood. It’s because we are beings with energy flowing through us. The world is full of energy as well. We can sense this energy. When you are positive thinking and feeling, your energy or vibrational patterns are high. The opposite is true. When you are negative thinking or feeling, your vibrational energy is low. You will attract whichever way you are thinking or feeling. It’s possible, just by the nature of your goal, that it may take awhile to complete. It’s also possible that you may begin to tire before you see the end result. Be sure to stay positive, because- you get what you focus on. If you begin to have negative feelings or energy because it may be taking longer than you expected, negative things will begin to happen. This isn’t scary, just true. Be sure to stay positive and if your’re having a hard time, ask for help.
Bonus Tip- Be Thankful
You have a gazillion things for which to be thankful. If you stop and think about it long enough, you will find there are more and more reasons for you to be thankful no matter what’s going on in your life. Being thankful is not only helpful for you but also helpful for others. It can be contagious. Everyone appreciates a “thank you”. It puts a good vibe in the air. It puts you in the right mood to stay positive as well. Be thankful for for as much as you can as often as you can throughout each and every day.
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