Although many of the world’s top motivational speakers say goals are only achieved by taking massive, inspired action, there’s a component many leave out of their explanation: your mind.
While taking action is important in achieving your goal, how you use your mind is equally important.
If your goals aren’t manifesting and you’ve tried everything, here are 3 tips to get unstuck so you can start living the life of your dreams:
- Be committed to your goals
Statistics show that only 8% of people achieve their goals for the New Year. The problem isn’t follow through, as some might say. Many people follow through for a few weeks before giving up. The real problem is that most people aren’t committed to their goal. In other words, it sounds like a good idea, but they aren’t willing to do much to make it happen.
Successful entrepreneur John Assaraf explains in a 7-minute video that successful people set goals differently, and they’re committed to – not interested in – their goals. The difference is huge. When someone is interested in their goals, they’ll do whatever’s convenient. When someone is committed to their goals, they’ll do whatever it takes.
- Set your goals according to what you want to achieve
There are two ways to set goals. The first is to set your goals according to what you think you can achieve. If you have no credit or money, you might scale back your original idea to accommodate the fact that the only person who will loan you money is your uncle Bill.
The second way to set goals is to think about what you want, regardless of your circumstances, and formulate your goal according to what you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter how much money you have; no matter how outrageous it seems, set your goal without compromise.
While the first way of setting goals feels more comfortable, you know the pursuit of that goal will be a mediocre experience because it’s not really your dream. The second way of setting goals feels uncomfortable, but it’s also exciting because it’s your dream.
If you ever need inspiration to pursue what others deem impossible, consider these true stories: Jim Carey used to be homeless, Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times, Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school twice, and Bethany Hamilton won first place in a surfing championship after her arm was bitten off by a shark.
- Radically revamp your environment
Anything perceived by your senses during the day will influence your mind. Why not intentionally create a supportive environment?
- Fill your mind with inspirational audios. Load your MP3 player with your favorite audios from Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill, Tony Robbins, and anyone else who inspires you. Listen as often as you can.
- Get a used luxury car. If you’re still driving a car from the 1990’s, it’s time to upgrade to match your lifestyle goals. Since Infiniti and Chrysler entered the luxury market, anyone can ride in style for the same price as a standard car. You don’t need a Bentley – you just need a car you can feel luxurious in.
- Get proper office equipment. Ditch the card table and chairs for real furniture. You don’t want to feel like you’re working out of your basement.
- Post inspiration everywhere. Buy some inspirational signs from a home décor store, or write your favorite quotes on index cards. Surround yourself with inspiration.
- Define your goal in detail and be passionate about it
Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich said, “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”
If you can’t define your goal, your energy will be disbursed in different directions, and you’ll never know when you’ve achieved your goal.
When you have some free time to yourself without any distractions, sit down, close your eyes, and allow yourself to start imagining what you really want in life.
What do you want to do? What would you like to have? Who would you like to be? When you identify what you really want, allow your mind to expand like a little child and go deeper into your imagination. Imagine what it would be like to be that person or have that experience.
If you do this long enough, you’ll get really clear about what you want to achieve, and you’ll gather more passion for pursuing it. When you’re absolutely passionate, you’ll be unstoppable.