By Ilya Alexi, Author of
Mind Over Money: How to Program Your Mind for Wealth
Would you like to learn an absolutely free method for reaching your next goal in only five minutes a day?
You don’t need to buy anything, you don’t need to own anything, you don’t need to go anywhere and you don’t need to have any previous experience to make this method work for you.
You already have everything you need. Just one brain, that’s all you need. Let me show you one way to program your mind so that your goals come to you effortlessly.
Here is a simple technique which always works for me.
Step 1: The Magic of Thinking Small
First, pick a goal that is just beyond your comfort level. Many motivational teachers will urge you to shoot for the stars, think incredibly big, and go for goals which are ten times as large as anything you’ve ever accomplished. This may work well for people who are already confident in their power to manifest, but for the beginner, or for the person who has not had much success using mind power, the idea of thinking outrageously big is a disaster.
For example, if you haven’t had a date in three years you don’t want to visualize yourself scoring with bunnies at the Playboy mansion. In theory all goals are definitely achievable, but in your reality you probably don’t really believe it’s possible, so it won’t happen. Instead, pick a goal which is reasonable and can be accomplished within a few months. In this example, you might want to have just one date in the next three months. Not nearly as thrilling of a goal, but a fantastic step towards a better life.
Or you probably want more money in your life. Instead of visualizing yourself suddenly earning $250,000 a year, start with a goal of increasing your wage or your sales by 10 per cent. Again, not exactly thrilling, but the point is you start small and build upon your success, instead of going for the home run and missing every time.
You see, after you reach that first goal you will have some confidence, and you can use that confidence to step up to the next goal, slowly but surely building a better life in the process.
Step 2: Create a Declaration of Intent
Once a day, every morning, write down the goal you’ve picked. Whatever it is you want to experience, just write it down once a day. A good format to use is a short sentence which begins with “I am now attracting…”, “I am now creating…”, “I will now…” or “I now intend…
“I AM NOW ATTRACTING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP INTO MY LIFE.”
“I WILL NOW SELL 10 PER CENT MORE PRODUCTS EACH MONTH.”
“I AM NOW CREATING HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE.”
“I NOW INTEND TO EAT THOUGHTFULLY AND BEGIN LOSING WEIGHT.”
Of course, create your own wording for your own goal. The vitally important thing is that when you say it your emotional state agrees with the statement. For example, the reason an affirmation such as “I am now exercising every day” doesn’t work is because if you are not exercising every day you immediately feel it when you say it. If you say “I am now with my ideal partner” you will immediately feel the lie even before you finish saying it.
However, a statement which begins “I am now attracting…” or “I now intend…” is true (at least while you are saying it) and holds no contradiction in your emotions. Of course, this is different for everyone, so find a wording that works for you.
Step 3: Celebrate Your Future Success
After writing down your goal, mentally place yourself in the future, to a day where your goal has been accomplished, and feel the happiness and excitement you would be feeling, knowing that you have accomplished your goal.
Just pretend it is, for example, three months from today, and on that day you have reached your goal. Let’s say that this future day is the day you start the new job you have been working towards, or on that day you weigh yourself and you are 10 pounds lighter, or on that day you leave for the vacation you’ve been dreaming about.
Whatever it is, just move forward in your mind to that day, and PRETEND that your goal has been reached, and FEEL the emotions which you would feel if you had actually reached your goal.
Feel the happiness, feel the success, feel the proud accomplishment of knowing that you can use your own inner power to change your life. Imagine what next goal you’ll now go for since you’ve reached this first one. Plan a celebration for yourself, and imagine how great you will feel when you celebrate your accomplishment.
Just generate that postive emotion for a minute or two, and just bask in it for a few moments.
Step 4: Ask For Help From Your Future Self
Now, while you are enjoying that feeling, looking back to today from that future moment, ask yourself what single action you can take, today, to bring your goal to you faster.
The future you which has accomplished your goal knows what steps need to be taken. From this vantage point, you can ask yourself what is the next most practical action you can take.
When you get the answer, write it down, and take that action at some point during the day. Taking action, no matter how small, is the fastest and surest way of convincing your subconscious mind that you are serious, and will do wonders for the quick manifestation of your goals.
Step 5: Choose the Same Thing Every Day
Do this daily, until you are done. Work on only one goal at a time, and don’t change goals unless you decide you no longer want the one you started working on. If you no longer want the goal, choose a new one and start again. But if you do want your original, don’t stop until you have it.
WARNING: LACK OF PERSISTENCE IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY PEOPLE DO NOT REACH THEIR GOALS.
If you give up before you reach your goal, you obviously don’t want it very much, do you? Pick a goal that you cannot live without, and start again…
This technique only takes about 5 or 10 minutes with your morning coffee and works flawlessly. If you do it.
Ilya Alexi is the author of Mind Over Money: How to Program Your Mind for Wealth. This simple 30-day training manual will teach you the little-known secrets of thinking rich in order to finally created financial freedom in your life and avoid the critical mistakes that keep most people trapped in a cycle of money problems. Download this free training manual here…