Everyone has to understand that goal-setting is the most important aspect of attracting wealth. When I got complacent in 2015, I was just “content” with making the same salary I had already been making the previous x amount of months. I no longer had goals.
It wasn’t until one day I saw Jack Canfield’s book ‘how to use the law of attraction’ on a bookshelf in a shopping plaza that I started setting goals for myself.
101 Goals was initiated — 70 have been claimed.
There was an exercise in that book that encouraged readers to write down their 101 goals….so I did (spoke about it in my podcast). Since then, I’ve achieved more than 70 of those goals, pushing me to the brink of a new list. When you throw goals on the paper and commit to action, those goals will be achieved, unconsciously. That’s what happened one afternoon while glancing over the page. I realized I achieved 10 of those goals a year after writing them down and I didn’t even know it.
Napoleon Hill’s Way of Setting Goals
“(a) Write down your goal. You will then begin to crystallize your thinking. The very act of thinking as you write will have a tendency to create an indelible impression in your memory.
(b) Give yourself a deadline. Specify a time for achieving your objective. This is important in motivating you: set out in the direction of your goal and keep moving toward it.
(c) Set your standards high. Now there seems to be a direct relationship between ease in achieving a goal and the strength of your motives. You have discovered for yourself in Chapter Nine how to motivate yourself at will and in Chapter Ten how to motivate others.”
And the higher you set your major goal, generally speaking, the more concentrated will be the effort you make to achieve it. The reason: logic will make it mandatory that you at least aim at an intermediate objective as well as an immediate one. So aim higher. And then have immediate and intermediate steps leading toward its achievement.
The following question should stimulate your thinking: Where will you be and what will you be doing ten years from today if you keep doing what you are doing now?
(d) Aim high. It is a peculiar thing that no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand prosperity and abundance, than is required to accept misery and poverty.”
The excuses such as “I had an idea but didn’t have money,” are a done-deal. Let those excuses go….because the internet doesn’t care what your circumstances are, it just wants action.