Monday, February 5, 2007

Goal Set Your Way To Wealth And Success

What are you wishing for this year? Is it a beautiful home…more time with your family…financial freedom…peace and good health to enjoy it all?

We all want a better life. But do we take the necessary steps to make our dreams come true? I would venture to say no.

Dreaming of a better life is a good thing. But unfortunately for most people -- that is where it ends.

I am sure you want to stand out in the crowd, and that is really not that difficult to do. All you need is: vision, focus, a plan and the courage to execute it. If you’ve taken “the first steps” then you’re ready to go to the next level in your journey to success -- ready to welcome the opportunities that abound you. So let’s get ready.

I’d like to talk about the importance of setting goals. Goals help us achieve success as we progress in any given area of our life. If used well, they can serve as a road map in our journey.
So it is not surprising that much of the talk on the importance of setting goals is from a practical and technical standpoint. Although important, I’d like to discuss it from a deeper perspective -- one that requires the use of our emotions and intelligence. Allow me to illustrate by sharing my story.

Several weeks ago I felt very strong in my Spirit to set goals for this year. Now, I’m not talking about the usual New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, etc. No…my goals for this year were to be in the form of a document I could use as a tool. And to my surprise, I had to make this document public. What?!! I had never done anything like that. Making it public meant risking being perceived as crazy and unrealistic! So why would I do such a thing? I don’t know, except my Spirit was leading…dictating to do it with full abandonment. I wouldn't discover where all of this would lead until the completion of the process.

Once in front of the computer, the finger to the keyboard connection was electric. I felt free and bold. I was able to tap into the desires of my heart. I thought carefully about what each goal represented to make sure they were not an outlandish list of capricious wants -- they were actually the headline of each of the stories in my life. They represented the road map that will guide me to success!

My present level of awareness (I made a conscious decision last year to receive more) prompted me to take this action -- to draft the plan because as I lay the foundation, I am preparing the way and building capacity to receive that which I expect.

It is important to understand that to attract wealth and success we have to do more than just think about it. That is only part of the process. Undoubtedly it requires work: Focused effort, engaging your senses, intelligence and consciousness of the processes. Once the foundation is in place, you can expect to receive. I assure you the blessings will be far greater than anything you’d expect.

To get started in your goal setting process don’t worry about perfection. The technicality of the process is not important. And I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to believe in yourself. Believe that you are created for greatness because that’s 99% of the work. Feeling self assured will enable you to receive all that you are meant to receive.

This was my goal-setting process:
1. I searched my heart for what I care about the most and listed them
2. I turned the list into goals, and reflected carefully about the actions each one of them needed in order for it to be set into motion
3. Lastly, I listed three simple and attainable actions for each goal.

This is now a powerful tool I can use to focus my energy and efforts. It is my road map to destination success! Having finished the process, I was ready to release my document.

Okay, so you’re probably wondering if I really made it public. And the answer is yes. I emailed it to my sisters and a few close friends. As I attached the document to the email it suddenly hit me -- a public declaration of my goals was a decree unto the Spirit world that would undoubtedly carry forth great consequences! Wow -- It all came together. Everything made perfect sense.

The ripple effect of this action has been phenomenal! Things are unraveling around me. I’m experiencing amazing revelation and attracting resources I didn't know exist.

My level of awareness is heightened to unexpected levels. My attitude about the “everyday grind” has changed; I’m full of energy, new hope and enthusiasm. I have a new outlook on life and better yet, I have something major to look forward to daily. I have experienced a major breakthrough!

Setting goals by definition is a good exercise. It is also good for:
1. Setting into motion big ideas
2. Daring to be bold
3. Pushing the stagnated air that doesn’t allow fresh and creative flow
4. Holding yourself accountable and putting your faith to work
5. And most importantly, to take charge of what happens in your life rather than letting life happen to you!

Don’t wait another minute. You can set goals and accompany them with actions any time of the year. Our life’s decisions put into motion what we want to achieve and receive. That in itself is an action. Deciding to do nothing will also have consequences.

Remember that life doesn’t wait for us to happen. Take courage! Forget about past failures and the nay sayers. Focus on the gift that is your life.

I was reminded of a powerful Bible verse while writing this article. It affirmed the importance of having a clear vision, dreams and to know where I’m headed: “My people perish for lack of vision.” - Hosea 4:6 KJV

Dream big and start drafting your road map to success today. Declare your goals and prepare the way for the opportunity. Once you do, it will come!


Kathy Holmes said...

I've really noticed the power of making things public. It's healing and an awakening. Somebody once said, "I write to find out what I think." So true.

I enjoyed your post and it reminded me to focus on my top goals and that everything I choose to do should be things that would move these goals forward.

Dorothy said...

Hi Sandra! Me, Dorothy, from the Pump Up blog...I love your blog! Hey, yeah, I'm really into becoming financially wealthy! I'll be checking back here frequently!

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