This is September 23rd of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At ATime‘.
Take the opportunity today to write down your top 20 frustrations with achieving your goals.
When I was taking Bob Proctor’s Goal Achiever’s Program my facilitator asked me to do this exercise. At first I thought it sounded a bit negative but I did it anyway – they know what they’re talking about, right?
They did! It turned out to be a really powerful exercise.
Sitting down and really thinking about what is holding You back, articulating those frustrations and putting them in black and white for you to read will open your eyes.
Get them all out. If there’s more than 20 that’s ok – write them all. But do at least 20.
Start each one with the words: ‘I’m frustrated that…’
(Then go to Step 2 – see blog post suggestion above)
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Some people have questioned whether they are too old to read my book because it might be too late for them to change. Rather than try and convince them or you that you’re never too old to change I thought I’d post the story of Burt Goldman from p.291 of the book…
“Burt Goldman is about 84 years old (at the time of writing this). In his life he has travelled the world and studied under many masters of thought. He has an online community with hundreds of thousands of subscribers that turns over millions of dollars each year.
He is also an award winning photographer and prolific artist that sells his paintings for thousands of dollars each. He also plays the piano and writes his own music – well he is 84 after all, he’s had a long time to achieve all these things.
He only started when he turned 80!
That’s right, at the ripe old age of 80 Burt decided to turn his mind to achieving things he’d been thinking about for a long time but never got around to. Thankfully he had been training his mind for many decades and therefore knew how to apply himself to each goal.
Guess what? So can You.
That’s right – it’s never too late to learn something new or apply something you know. It just takes the desire to do so. So if one of your excuses is: ‘it’s too late for you’ – take a lesson from Burt, the moment you take your last breath is when it’s actually too late.”
To learn more about Burt Goldman go to: http://www.QuantumJumping.com
So, now what do you think?
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I recently completed the Bob Proctor ‘Goal Achiever’s Program’ and on
one of the audios I listened to he spoke about perception. It supposes
that our perception of a situation directly influences our action in
EG: We’d gladly walk across a plank of wood suspended 6 feet off the
ground if there was a £1000 reward at the other end, but we wouldn’t
if the plank were 200 feet off the ground. Then again, if our child
was in a building that was on fire and that plank bridged the gap
between it and a neighbouring building we would gladly cross it to
save them – no matter how high up.
I’ve listened to it a few times now and something dawned on me the other
night as I was walking one of our dogs; if that’s true, which it seems
obvious that it is, then we can actually use that knowledge to
motivate ourselves more effectively.
Let’s say you have a task to do on your day off. It’s a bit of a dull
task but it needs doing. You might ordinarily decide to leave it and
do it another day and we all know what will happen there – the next
day becomes another day which becomes another day and so on and the
task remains to be done. Now consider that you put it in your mind
that your boss is going to give you a 20% rise if you get that task
completed today. Just think that. You’ll possibly find that that actually
motivated you to consider doing the task. Really imagine it’s true,
imagine you just got off the phone with your boss, they were really
pumped up and excited about giving you that raise for completing that
task. Pretty soon you will feel a whole lot more motivated to do it.
Note: Keep the perception positive rather than negative, ie: imagine
the boss is going to give you a raise for doing it rather than
imagining he’ll fire you for not doing it. Positive outcomes are much
more compelling and motivational than negative ones.
Try it and see – it’s just a theory!
PS: Please share with anyone you think might find this useful.
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