There is a huge desire by humanity to not live in their dreams but to live out their dreams. Today is an opportunity to take what is being shared as a guide, to hold tangibly in your hand what you see on the inside.
Follow these Four Keys:
Create Goal Pictures
Create a photograph or picture of yourself with your goal, as if it were already completed. If one of your goals is to own a new car, take your cell phone to your local auto dealer and have a picture taken of yourself sitting behind the wheel of your dream car. If your goal is to visit Paris, find a picture or poster of the Eiffel Tower and cut out a picture of yourself and place it into the picture. There are also many digital platforms to create a vision board.
Create a Visual Picture and an Affirmation for Each Goal
I recommend that you find or create a picture of every aspect of your dream life. Create a picture or a visual representation for every goal you have — financial, career, recreation, new skills and abilities, things you want to purchase, and so on.
Write It Down
I practice a similar discipline every day. I have a list of about 10 goals I am currently working on. Every week a few days a week I will write out these goals and then close my eyes, see the completion of that goal in its perfect desired state for about 15 seconds, open my eyes and and find a way to take action towards that goal.
Use Affirmations to Support Your Visualization
An affirmation is a statement that evokes not only a picture, but the experience of already having what you want. Here’s an example of an affirmation:
I am happily vacationing 2 months out of the year in a tropical paradise, and working just four days a week owning my own business.
Repeating an affirmation several times a day keeps you focused on your goal, strengthens your motivation, and programs your subconscious by sending an order to your crew to do whatever it takes to make that goal happen.
Simple in it’s verbage, but takes courage to see past obstacles and delays. Use the process of you obtaining what you desire be the expectation journey.
I pray this blesses you- Coach Milton
You Can Literally Change Your Life By Changing Your ThinkingCan you really change your life just by thinking positive thoughts?
Is this some sort of hippie feel-good stuff that has no concept of reality?
Unfortunately, that seems to be the attitude of a lot of people. The truth, though, is this:
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
– The Buddha
And it’s not just “what” you think but “how” you think!
Why are positive thoughts so powerful?The power of positive thinking has a basis in physics. Sinceeverything is energyand everything has a specific vibration– and like attracts like — the quality of your thoughts can’t help but attract situations with similar vibrations.
You may argue that the vibrations of your environment and circumstances affect your own vibration.
And that’s true — but only if you allow them to.
See, the high vibrations of love and happiness have far more power than the low vibrations of fear and negativity.
But since the human condition seems to be one of “seeing is believing,” we allow the “obvious” (the negativity) to dominate our thoughts… and attract more of the same.
What we don’t do, for the most part, is raise our vibration through positive thinking to the point where “believing is seeing”. This is the point where your thoughts override the negativity around you, and begin influencing your circumstances.
Profound stuff, we know!
Being aware of your general line of thinkingLook at the people in your life, and then look at yourself as objectively as you can.
Do you (all or most people you know, including yourself) believe your lives are at the mercy of external influences like bosses, the economy, the government, jobs, family obligations, education, financial status, etc.?
Do you operate in a state of learned helplessness, believing “what’s the use, no matter how hard I try, nothing ever changes”?
Do you live for the weekend?
Do you see life as a struggle?
Do you find yourself blaming, complaining or condemning?
Are you generally unhappy?
If you said “yes” to any of these — even on some level — you’re not alone.
That’s what many of our lives are like.
We just don’t believe that our thoughts have the power to influence our physical reality.We don’t believe in our own power.
Accept and embrace your powerful nature and use that power for good always,
Envisioning, or visualization, and the use of envisioning as a success tool, is not new. It’s been around for decades, but like many other fundamental business differentiators, it is primarily used by a small minority of entrepreneurs and business people. This is a shame, because when exercised correctly, it can help one achieve their goals not only in business, but in most other facets of their life.
One reason envisioning is not employed as often as it could be is that it’s difficult. Like most skills that can produce dramatic changes, it requires a solid base, constant maintenance, updates as necessary, and reflection to realize its success. Life and the daily distractions of our lives get in the way and planning something that may not occur for years or decades takes a back seat.
The concept of envisioningis deceivingly simple, considering the difficulty most people have in successfully implementing it. One must create a picture in their minds of what it is they want to achieve. This may be attaining a successful role in their chosen career; publishing a significant paper or book; building their dream home; starting and selling a company for $100M; or getting married and raising a family. After achieving this mental picture, one then sets out to achieve that goal, keeping in mind the picture so that when they attain the goal, they clearly realize they have achieved their specified goal and can file it away as a success, enjoy the increased confidence and beneficial feelings that rightfully come with that success, and move on to the next visualization with more confidence they can achieve their goals.
Follow these steps to successful envisioning.
How Your Beliefs Can Help You or Hurt You
In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.
— Carol Dweck, Stanford University
The benefits of a growth mindset might seem obvious, but most of us are guilty of having a fixed mindset in certain situations. That can be dangerous because a fixed mindset can often prevent important skill development and growth, which could sabotage your health and happiness down the line.
For example, if you say, “I’m not a math person” then that belief acts as an easy excuse to avoid practicing math. The fixed mindset prevents you from failing in the short–run, but in the long–run it hinders your ability to learn, grow, and develop new skills.
Meanwhile, someone with a growth mindset would be willing to try math problems even if they failed at first. They see failure and setbacks as an indication that they should continue developing their skills rather than a signal that indicates, “This is something I’m not good at.”
As a result, people who have a growth mindset are more likely to maximize their potential. They tend to learn from criticism rather than ignoring it, to overcome challenges rather than avoiding them, and to find inspiration in the success of others rather than feeling threatened or inferior.
Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back?Dweck’s research raises an important question about the connection between what you believe and what you do.
If you believe things about yourself like…
It’s pretty clear that those fixed mindsets will cause you to avoid experiences where you might feel like a failure. As a result, you don’t learn as much and it’s hard to get better.
What can you do about this? How can you change the things you believe about yourself, eliminate your fixed mindset, and actually achieve your goals?
How Your Actions Change Your BeliefsIn my experience, the only way I know to change the type of person that you believe that you are — to build a new and better identity for yourself — is to do so with small, repeated actions.
I have historically brought emotion to my motions of life. If I move in that direction and spark of creativity arises and gives me hope that I will “survive” and thrive.
Super important to not believe you need all the answers right away, just move confidently in that direction and believe the answers will come.
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.