We pay great attention to things that we can see, touch and count while we ignore the invisible and the intangible aspects of life when these are the most important factors in determining our success in life.
Don’t measure your year only by the material things that you would like to achieve in your professional or personal life.
Don’t only think of the money you would like to make, the position you would like to attain, the house you would like to build, the job you would like to land or how many clients you would like to see.
Write down your material goals. Develop a clear vision of the outcome you want in your chosen field of endeavor. The results that you can touch, see, count or measure is an invaluable part of your success.
But in addition to the outcome goals that you list, try to include and focus on performance goals. These are the goals that will determine how you will function from day to day or minute to minute. These goals will govern how you behave as your strive towards the mark that you set for yourself.
Think of how you would like to be or function in the process, the daily journey, minute by minute. See yourself in action in your minds eye and imagine that you are doing something noble or rewarding from day to day at every step.
Make an effort every day to enrich yourself by reading a quote or a paragraph of a book with the specific intention of inspiring your mind and upgrading your attitude and actions.
When all is said and done, your achievements depend on the caliber of your thinking, the content of your character. So take time with yourself and make it a goal to spend even 5 minute with yourself every day, because it is in you that the treasure lies.
Your inner development and the values and principles that govern your performance constitute the magnet that will draw the things, people and circumstances that are in harmony with the material goals that you want to achieve.
At all times endeavor to think, act and assume the inner attitude that will surface and propel your success. Make this inner work a goal.
Tell yourself that you are going to act with courage and discipline and that you are going to be persistent. Think of the qualities you need to have to be the best at what ever you do and program these qualities into your life. Write them down. Talk about them. Focus on them. Keep your find riveted on what those qualities you want to possess and they will be there when you are up against the wall.
And bring an air of happiness to everything you tackle. Happiness is relevant.
Think about the emotions you want to feel this year – energy, love, joy, pride, peace, gratitude, compassion or whatever is appropriate for you. Think about the excitement you want to create in your family or coworkers. Don’t underplay the role of emotions as you work to achieve your goals.
The whole point of this report is that you should make the desired emotional state a goal. Treat it as a goal and monitor its power in your life as you go along.
If you don’t do anything to enhance positive emotions, negative emotions will predominate and make your year miserable even if you manage to get some good financial results.
Remember happiness is the prize. You are here to celebrate the moments of life. Don’t let your striving for success extinguish your appreciation of the importance of happiness. In everything choose happiness.
When you are walking down the street, choose happiness, when you are arguing with your boyfriend, choose happiness, when your boss is unreasonable, choose happiness.
The opposite of happiness is not just an unpleasant feeling but also the beginning of a cascade of reactions that can lead to a host of diseases including heart disease and cancer. Choose to work and live and have your being as a happy person and remember happiness comes in moments.
So take a moment to say something nice to someone every day. Take a moment to look out the window and breathe a breath of gratitude. Take a moment to send an email to a struggling friend to express your love or to an old teacher to register your gratitude.
Let this year be a year in which you achieve not only material things but spiritual and emotional growth as well.
Comment below and answer this question: Do you plan to be more relaxed this year than you were last year?