Focus Your Mind to Achieve Any Desired Goal

September 23, 2009 by  
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I was literally broke just 13 months ago… But then I rapidly earned over $250,000… How did I do it?

It wasn’t rocket science… You just have to do CERTAIN THINGS, consistently, everyday… You can’t expect success by doing the same things that lead you to failure

Read the following quote from MIT scientist Stuart Lichtman that changed my life:
What’s the reason you haven’t yet achieved what you want? It’s not your parents, it’s not your friends, it’s not your spouse, and it’s not your “bad luck”… It’s not the world’s economic situation, it’s not the competition, it’s not your boss… and it’s not the president… The reason is YOU… To be more exact, the reason is in your mind… and the things you do everyday…”

So, how did I finally do it?

First, I gave my mind a brand new, positive, empowering shift.

You have to know what you really want. Instead of focusing on 3-4 goals at once, focus in ONLY 1 goal you want to accomplish in the next 30 days.

Write the goal in a piece of paper, in this format:

In my case, it was a monetary goal, so I wrote…
“By the first day of January 2009, I’ll have in my possession $250,000, which will come to me in various amounts. In return for this money, I will have done whatever is necessary and appropriate in my business (describe the business you already have or intend to build) in an easily and fun manner.”

Spend at least 30 minutes creating a mental picture of you having achieved your goal in the exact date specified.

You will have to close your eyes and make it as vivid as possible, involving all 5 senses (smell, sight, touch, hearing and taste) as fully as possible in the picture you create in your mind’s eye.

The Focus Primer: You have to read aloud your description and re-create your mental picture twice a day. First thing upon waking up, and 10 minutes before bedtime. This is how the mind works. Give it a target and it will hit it.

Now here comes the best part…

Translating Goals into Immediate Actions
Most people’s goals are nothing but weak desires. As a result, they will always find excuses to stay within their comfort zone and put it off. The ultimate way to achieve a goal you want lies in ACTION.

The 48 Hours Challenge
Grab a blank piece of paper and divide the page into two. On the left side, write the goal you want to achieve in the next 30 days. And on the right, list down 5 things you can do to bring you closer to your goal. Ensure that you have one task that you can carry out immediately upon finishing this exercise.

And for the other 4 action steps you have listed, assign the specific time and date that you will have it done, within the 48 hours assignment period.

Once you have done that, pin that piece of paper on your bathroom mirror and start working on that first task you have set. Get it done before continuing reading the rest of the report.

They say that taking the first step is the most difficult one. We are often held back by inertia. The moment we start taking the first few steps towards a goal, we will gain momentum and continue on until we realize it.

By taking on the 48 hours challenge, to act on 5 action steps within 48 hours of setting the goal, you break out of your comfort zone and excuses and you are telling your brain that you are SERIOUS in getting what you want! And at the end of the 48 hours challenge, set aside 3 hours to plan further action steps you HAVE to take EVERYDAY (excluding weekends) to get you where you want to be.

Getting what you want is easy. But if it’s as easy as I’ve said, why doesn’t everybody do this? For every 100 people who had read this article, only 1 or 2 will end up putting it into practice. Why? Everybody desires to succeed, but only a few are truly COMMITTED to their goals. Unless you truly want what you want… you will never take the necessary action outlined in this report… for there’s always something more important that comes up to fill up your time.

  • Are you ready to commit?
  • Are you ready to make the change?
  • Are you ready to get what you want? 

Author and online entrepreneur Joel Chue here… If you have NOT read my ebook “Mind Power Special Report”… and the Bonus Audio Interview with Mind Science Expert, then you need to go and download both FREE RIGHT NOW=>Download now.

Got Mental Grit? You May Be a High Achiever!

August 8, 2009 by  
Filed under BEST POSTS, Success Insights

75-orangeyellowquestionWhat are the most common characteristics of high achievers?

It seems passion and perseverance may be more important to success than talent or intelligence. And pure grit may turn out to be at least as good a gauge of future success as talent.

In a series of studies at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that “gritty” people are more likely to achieve success in school, work and other pursuits—perhaps because their passion and commitment help them endure setbacks. In other words, it’s not just talent that matters but also character.

How Much Does Talent Count?
Want to achieve a goal? So… if effort is the bedrock of success, what roles do intelligence and talent play? Many large research projects suggest that intelligence accounts for about 25 percent of one’s success. While persistence, or pure grit, accounts for at least 50 percent, and creativity an estimated 25 percent.

Neurobiologist Angela Duckworth and positive psychologist Dr. Martin Seligman, known for his groundbreaking work on optimism, interviewed high achievers in various fields to identify their common distinguishing characteristics.

There were a number of people in their study who were brilliant, ambitious and persevering, Duckworth reports. But there were also a lot who were not geniuses, but were really tenacious. The researchers began to refer to this tenacity as “grit”—the determination to achieve an ambitious, long-term goal despite the inevitable obstacles.

And for those who may not be ranked as having a genius IQ, Duckworth and Seligman have an important finding: Grit has value for people at all levels of raw intelligence and ability. And they know how to achieve a goal.

In fact, their initial studies show that grit and intelligence are completely independent traits. Duckworth says regardless of your ability, it’s important to be focused, hardworking and able to bounce back from setbacks.

The Power of Passion

There is strong evidence that passion fuels persistence. Although extremely persistent people are usually passionate about their work, that doesn’t mean that the passion always comes first.

Perseverance, notes Duckworth, can itself foster passion. Often the most fascinating aspects of an area of interest only become apparent after deep immersion, to a level where you understand it and are enlivened by it.

For others, persistence may grow from a desire to test their limits. Consider endurance athletes, for whom challenge isn’t merely an obstacle to accomplishing something but often the spur to action in the first place.

Also in the Mix

Passion may be the linchpin of grit, but it’s not the only element. Truly gritty people tend to set especially challenging long-term goals. Self-discipline is probably also important, and studies have shown that gritty people tend to be highly self-disciplined.

Then there’s optimism, a trait that Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California at Davis finds is extremely common among high achievers. They just really believe in the end that they’re going to win, and they just keep on pushing, he says. That’s the ultimate self-discipline tool

posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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8 Top Strategies to Achieve Uncommon Success

June 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Prosperity

dreamlandscapeThere are 8 proven strategies highly successful people have always used to overcome obstacles to their goals. Properly applied, these same principles can also serve as a catalyst for your success.Â

1. Get Aligned
It’s important to first clearly define exactly what you are truly passionate about then find a way to become successful at that passion. Only passion stirs up the kind of energy you’ll need when you hit those inevitable bumps in the road. Set passionate goals.

2. Focus on your Priorities
Many people try to fit their dreams into their life complaining there are not enough hours in the day to make it happen. If you want your dream to become a reality, make it a priority. Otherwise it will never be more than a pipe dream, and you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.

Making something important happen in your life requires more than just a goal it requires a REAL plan of action to get you on target! Create a realistic goal plan that fits the reality of your life.

3. Don’t Force It
Don’t try to force something that isn’t happening. Go for the type of inspired, joyful action that comes along with pursuing a goal in true alignment with your dreams. This causes things to flow along easily and without energy-consuming efforting.

Contrast this to forcing yourself to take an action you really don’t want to take. Most likely this will take you twice as long, and you’ll bump up against obstacles. Whenever possible swim with the current  not against it. And stick to your goal plan.

4. Manage your Stress
Stress throws us off balance and into an older, less productive portion of our brain. It prepares you to fight or run. But it does not prepare you to successfully achieve a goal unless that goal is to escape a tiger.

5. Build your Strengths
Success comes easier and more quickly when you focus on your strengths, and delegate in those areas where you are less capable. Your natural talents are those things you do so easily and naturally. They contain the seeds of your greatest potential accomplishments.

t’s very important to identify and work on your natural talents and abilities. This is where self knowledge pays off in big dollars and accomplishments. And don’t forget to also your build your mind power.

6. Disarm Your Inner Saboteur
Fear of failure is the biggest internal fear most people will ever have to face. It is why so many ideas never get beyond the idea stage and why most new projects are started, but never finished.

It’s okay to have these feelings, but it is important to identify them for what they are. Most fears of failure go all the way back to childhood, and are not even accurate for who you are today. Drag them up into the daylight, and take serious action to face them head on.

7. Develop Resilience
The truth is you will have setbacks along the way. This is inevitable. The sooner you accept that, the better. Often if you look closely, you will find these setbacks are directly related to your innermost thoughts, fears and beliefs. This is because we create what we focus on, including those things we don’t want. Â

Don’t get stopped by these bumps in the road. Learn from them. As you work through them you will become the person you need to be to create your dreams.

And along the way, be sure to refine your stress management skills. This is an essential key to resilience!

8. Use the Power of Visualization
The muscles we use to physically take action in our lives begins in the mind. That is why all great golfers, tennis players, basketball players, dancers, etc. visualize themselves performing successfully.

An experiment conducted by Aussie psychologist Alan Richardson reported a 23% performance improvement among people who visualized every day for 20 days. Richardson found that the most effective visualization occurs when the visualize feels and sees what he is doing. Use visualization to power-up your success.