Your Dreams, Your Visions, Your Goals
© 2011 Nightingale-Conant Corporation
There is an old oriental proverb that says, “If you don’t know whereyou’re going, you won’t know when you get there.”
How can you get asense of purpose or meaning in life unless you have dreams or visions of whatyou want to achieve?Goals are dreams with deadlines, which propel us on our journey of self-discovery and self-fulfillment. Goal setting is the most important tool youhave or can develop. Having a focus in life, a deadline, if you will, is the onequality that is consistently found in people who are high achievers in life. Yet,according to a recent survey, only 4% of the population actively set goals bywriting them down. What is even more astonishing is that the 4% who writethem down achieve them almost 100% of the time.If goal setting is so powerful and successful, why do so few people engage inactively creating their own destiny? There are two reasons. Number one,aside from wishful thinking about having certain things in life, few people areclear about their priorities, or what they want most out of life. The secondreason is that most people have never been taught any techniques or steps onhow to set and achieve goals. Nor have they been taught the importance of establishing goals.Become a part of this elite 4%!
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Of course, many people mistake wishful thinking, or daydreaming, for creatinga focus, or goal, in one’s life. To be sure that you understand the differencesbetween these two states of mind, right now, simply select a goal you arecurrently working on, and then daydream or fantasize about it. Go on toembellish your daydream with hoping and wishing thoughts that everythingwill turn out the way you would like it to. You can take a minute or two to dothis. Then, take the same goal, feel, and taste the intensity of your desire forachieving that goal, almost as if the passion and excitement of anticipationwere making every cell in your body tingle. Run a mental movie of your goalhaving been achieved, creating a state of expectation and that you haveabsolutely no doubt that you will achieve your dream. Act as if you have that