How do you make goals that stick in your mind?
This is a question I am sure you want to find an answer. Because according to survey done about goal setting done by Scranton University only 8 percent of people who set goals achieve them
If you’ve ever tried to accomplish a project you’ll agree that the most difficult part of a project is actually doing the task you need to make the project a success.
The same applies to achieving goals because a goal is a dream with a deadline.
The first part of goal setting is easy to do. Anyone can write down what they want. But the second part of the whole goal setting process is where almost everyone I know fall short
Why? Because it takes discipline and focus to do the necessary task to accomplish a goal
Your ability to follow through by taking action on the goals you have written is what will make you accomplish them or fail to achieve your goals
In my experience of succeeding and failing at setting goals … the secret to achieving any goal is to make them stick in your mind
The secret to make goals that stick in your mind is by emotion and repetition
Here are 7 powerful tips to making magnetic goals that you’ll never fail at achieving
Tip #1. Write down your goals daily
Studies have shown that there is connection between writing down your goals and achieving them.
Why? Because when you write your goals daily you are embedding what you write in your subconscious mind.
Motivational speaker and best selling author Brian Tracy says the more frequently you write down your goals the higher your chances of accomplishing them
A very powerful tip for writing your goals daily: write down your top 10 goals everyday without looking at the previous day’s goals you wrote.
Tip #2. Review your goals on waking and before going to bed daily
Another tips for making goals stick is to write and review your goal first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed.
In his book, Goals: How to get everything want faster than you ever thought, Brian Tracy highlighted the reason you need to write you goals two times a day.
When you write and review your goals in the morning before you start your day you set off your mind on a positive note.
In addition, when you review your goals before you go to bed at night you program them into your subconscious mind to work on them
Tip #3. Close your eyes… imagine how you feel achieving your goals
You are likely to achieve your goal when you add emotion to it. The best way to emotionalise your goals is to feel yourself achieving it
Joe Vitale one of actors in the bestselling movie the secret gives a powerful technique for making your goal stick.
Dr. Vitale advice you find a quiet place and time of the day that you can relax.
Next you lie down or sit down with your eyes closed…and then start to imagine how you feel achieving goals
For example, if your goal is to write a book, you should imagine how you will feel when your book is on the New York Times bestselling list.
Or imagine you are invited to the Oprah Winfrey show to talk about your book
The more you review your goals with feeling, the higher the chances they will stick in your mind, and you will accomplish them
Tip #4. Create a movie with you as the star achieving your goals
Another way to remember your goals vividly is to write a movie with you as the star actor achieving your goal
Sound interesting won’t you agree?
Here’s what you do…
Sit back and write an action movie packed with adventure of the hero (you of course) trying to get to achieve your goals.
You need to get creative here…You can create action scenes… fight scenes with bad guys…and then finally the happy ending
When you finish writing your movie Sit back relax, Close your eyes and play the movie in your mind.
When you finish watching your movie, give yourself a standing ovation
The more you play the movie about your achieving you goals effortlessly … the faster your goals will be attracted to you
Tip #5. Write a success story
How would you like to be a Pulitzer award-winning journalist? Yes you can.
That is when writing your own success story!
You will find this next tip for making your goals stick in your mind interesting if you love writing.
What you do is write a press release about yourself becoming what you set out to achieve with your goals
For example,lets say one of your goals is to get promoted to the post of chief executive officer, write a press release about the new CEO( you) paying a courtesy visit to the mayor or leading government officials.
To make this story more vivid look for a picture of a business leader with Barack Obama, The European Union President and replace his face with your face
You may also want to write your success story like a kind of rag-to-riches story.
The more creative you get with your story the higher the chance you’ll remember them.
Tip# 6 create a visual mind map of your goals
Mind maps are very useful tools for creating a graphic illustration of your goal
Studies show that your mind “think” with image. The more you can depict your goals with images the better the chance they’ll stick
Mind mapping is easy to do . It only takes a few minutes of practice to learn them. There are a few free mind mapping tools on the web. The best article I found about the topic was in an article in lifehacker
Tip #7. Create a dream board of objects that represent your goals
A dream board is an area where you can stick pictures or objects of things you want to do.
Remember the kitchen fridge… where you stick cards and important bills so you can remember to take action on them
A dream board serves the same purpose: that is to remind you and keep your goals fresh in you mind
The trick to using a dream board is to stick place it in a place you can see it frequently. The kitchen fridge, the wall facing adjacent to may laptop in your home office are good places to keep dream board
The bottom line to achieving your goals is not only writing them down but making sure you work on accomplishing them.
By using these tips you are planting seeds in your subconscious mind that works 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year to attract what you desire.