A is for As if Now
HOW'S that motivation shaping up Betties? It's the end of January and the weather outside is indeed frightful (ice-cold drizzle - ugh). I don't know about you but sometimes I just want to curl up in front of the TV with tea and cake.
"NOT ME!" I hear you cry, "because I have all my 2010 goals written down and that means I'm just powering through these grey and grotty days."
So for those of you who are (or perhaps aren't) totally on track with your goals, here is goal setting part three:
When you commit your goals and dreams to paper, write them in the present tense as if it were now.
Not past, as in, "I don't want to be fat anymore," and not future, as in, "in six months I will be."
For example: "It is now the 1st of May, 2010 and ....."
Writing your goals this way will help to make them happen. If you can put your mind into that date and time and really feel the experience, you are much more likely to make it happen. You literally put it out into the universe and ask for the right stuff to come along to help you make it real. Not only that but with the date fixed in your mind, you are much more likely to take action now, rather than think, well I've got six months so I can slack off a bit today.
And another important step in all this Betties (because I'm hearing some electronic-mumblings):
When you write your goals don't think about the how.
We can all get a little stuck on, "well I want this but I don't know how to do it." The how always follows the what. If you know what you want, you will bump into the right people, read the right email, see a book or something on a TV show. If you are thinking about your goal, you'll just be much more open to getting the right information to help you towards it.
So Betties, I encourage you to get dreamy ... take care xx