I don’t mean to be rude as is customarily the case when someone sounds irritated in a response to you. No, not at all. My intention by asking this question, what do you want is to probe you to think about the life question – What do YOU Want?
Really, ask yourself this question right now. Say, self (insert your name here) what do you want?
Next, take deliberate steps to answer the question. Let me real clear here – until you answer the question and seer the answer into your soul, you will be a flounder fish out of the water of life.
Don’t despair; I have Answers, thus the name Anita Answers – smile. Act on these five points to define exactly what you want.
Answer One: Make a dream board, vision board, mastermind chart or goal message that contains images and wordings of exactly what you want. Be bodacious. Dream BIG! Fantasize. The main point in designing this visual of what you want is to allow no limitations at this point. Regardless of whether you can imagine or even expect most of what you really want to happen, do it anyway. Dream in colorful, broad dimension. That’s your only task.
To confirm my point, read The Eleventh Element by Robert Scheinfeld.
Answer Two: Allow your 11th Element to work – this means that you must believe everything you want as visualized and set in visual form in Answer One. Belief becomes behavior.
Answer Three: Act as if it has already been done. Behave in conformity with your beliefs. See the end now and act like you see every reality of your vision. Act like success and ecstatically enjoy who you have become.
Answer Four: Write down the goals and objectives for each segment of your vision. For example: if you envision losing 30 pounds, then your goal should specifically state: I will lose 30 pounds. The objectives for that goal may be to feel better, to enjoy better health, to look sexy, to become more active, etc. These are specific reasons that support the goal.
Also, keep in mind that a goal must be specific! Otherwise, you only have a vague longing which will grant you nothing. You are capable of being definite here, so state in specific detailed form exactly what you want.
This is critical here because when you know why you want to do something, the how becomes easy. So, write the goal and then support the goals with rational reasons that explain why.
Recommended Reading: Jack Canfield, Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Excellent road map to goal setting and answering the question why.
Answer Five: Go beyond yourself. No woman or man is an island. Thus, when you attach your new intentional goals to an altruistic cause that allows you to extend service to others, the reality of the goal is even more entrenched. Align at least one of your goals to service; there is plenty service work to do.
Answer Six: Finally, become a repetitive ant. Get busy building your success ant mound. Do the same things, repeat the same mantra, look at your vision board and goals and objectives a hundred times a day or more if you need to. Make your own rhythm, but get busy making a repetitive rhythm. Repeat your goals out loud, write then down again and again, and look at your vision board to see the outcome you are working toward. Repeat, repeat, repeat until you have inculcated a new you and can instantly act accordingly. Act, act now, and continue to act!
Make success – whatever that dream is – your new habit.
The year 2010 will be different, when you are ready to be different!
Now, answer me. What do YOU Want?