Desires are what drives us. Materials, status or experience, desires are what help propel us toward our goals.
I put together a list of my 20 material/money desires (all of which I’m desperate for!):
- Video Camera (Sony HDR-FX7)
- Photography Camera
- Digital Camera
- Matrix Energetics Level 1 and 2 Seminars in August
- Travel to Boston
- Padres Games
- Running Shoes
- Road Bike
- Boogie Board
- Tennis Club Membership
- Bike Lock
- Bureau Bed
- Mail Sorter and/or Shelving Units
- Flat Screen
- Comfy Chair
- Pencil Skirt
- Forest Green Padre Hat
- Train to Northern California
What are your top desires?
How do you get to the point of achieving your goals?
You have to get to the point where you need them achieved; you crave them achieved; you can’t live without them being achieved. You have to become desperate.
I’m slowly getting to the point of desperation. The more I see where I want my life to be and the more I accept that I can have my desires, the more desperate I become.
How can you become desperate for your goals?
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” –Bo Derek
Money. Such a small word, yet with such a huge impact.
I’ve gotten to the point where I love money and really crave it. This week, I need to make it. My three point plan:
- Find a job or job lead
- Get a Global account
- Make a list of 20 things I desire now and visualize them in my life
Goals for Last Week
Run 4 times
- Yoga 2 times
Morning Pages everyday
2 write sessions
Finish Bridal Insider Video
- Upload 4-2-11 wedding
- Pass out 50 Global cards
MVHS Reunion Saturday Night
About me bya
Goals for This Week
- Run 4 times
- Yoga 2 times
- Morning Pages everyday
- 2 write sessions
- Upload 4-2-11 wedding and finish rough draft
- Get 1 Global account!
- No eating after 9pm
- Organize closet
What are your goals for this week?
“Goal Realization= Desire + Belief + Acceptance.”
Today I was mildly depressed. Mainly because I’m not where I want to be, but also because I’m not going to be where I want to be anytime soon.
Then I went for a run and a Starbucks trip with a friend. I realized one, I’m not far from having my immediate needs met (aka money); two, I realized I’m on the path to achieving my big goals as long as I focus and keep moving.
So you know what? I just need to focus and affirm my goals. Desire, belief and acceptance can be achieved by these things. The results, both immediate and long term, WILL follow.
Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is an interesting book. All the exercises in visualization are great, and I’m writing them down in my Planner Pad to remember them all. One in particular stood out to me today: the Ideal Scene.
Ideal Scene Exercise
- Take a sheet of paper. Think of one of your goals and write it on top.
- On the next line, write Ideal Scene.
- Describe the scene; Write down, in present tense, what your situation looks like with your goal achieved.
- At the bottom of the page, write “This or something better is now manifesting for me.”
- Sign your name.
- Visualize and bask in what you just wrote.
What is your Ideal Scene?
Now that you have your year and month goals, break them down even further into weekly and daily to-dos.
Sometimes thinking of big goals stops me in my tracks. Not in the energy sense– if the goal matches who you are and what you love, thinking about it will bring a lot of excitement and spark. It’s immobilizing in the sense that you don’t know where to begin and what to do now.
My example: I want to make $4,000 a month. This sounds amazingly great and I love this goal. But in the here and now, how would I get there? Break it down! What avenues can get me the money? What skills do I need to learn now/activities do I need to do now to achieve this amount each month?
Today, my breakdown’s allowed me to move closer to my goal: 15 cold calls, Craigslist ads, Constant Contact send outs and a couple emails.
How can you breakdown your goals today?
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