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10 Deeper Ways To Focus On Your Goals

We’ve all heard about goal setting but are we doing it? Without goals set (and written down) we’re essentially coasting in life with no destination in place, akin to a lost puppy in a jungle. If we don’t know what we’re aiming for, how on earth will we get there? These 10 deeper ways to focus on your goals are excerpted from Psych Central. Author, relationship consultant, licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Athena Staik  explains the necessity to align your subconscious mind with your conscious mind, in order to reach your goals. I highly recommend reading the whole article.

Ways To Focus Your MindSpeaking of goals, studies shows people who have written goals, or better yet S.M.A.R.T. goals, are more likely to realize them. It makes sense, considering that, when you take time to write something down, you automatically engage your brain in deeper processes of focused attention.

Unless you’ve achieved mastery in focusing your attention, it’s preferable to select one or maximum two goals, from your personal list of goals, to work on to complete the ten step exercise below. If you have not yet put together your own personal list, here are two lists of goals (personal and relational) to give you some ideas, from which to choose one or two goals most important to you.

Possibilities for personal goals:

  • Improve my self-esteem and confidence.
  • Develop healthy body-image and relationship with my body.
  • Adopt a lifestyle of eating nutritious foods (and break addiction to junk foods).
  • Let go of extra weight to look and feel better.
  • Realize and maintain a trim, fit, healthy body.
  • Embrace a lifestyle of regular exercise.
  • Improve my performance, success and productivity at work (career, school, etc.).
  • Break an addiction to drinking, smoking or taking substances.
  • Stop or dramatically reduce time on computer or watching TV.
  • Break free of fear of failure to go after my dream, career, relationship, etc.
  • Serve and meaningfully contribute to a community or group.

Possibilities for relationship goals:

  • Energize emotional closeness, fun, passion in my couple relationship.
  • Cultivate deeper, more engaging friendships.
  • Heal a relationship with a parent, sibling or child.
  • Attract a special partner, who is loving, healthy and caring.
  • Heal my couple relationship from harmful conflict, infidelity or other trauma.

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If you took the time out to read all 10 deeper ways to focus on your goals, you may be thinking they were a bit ‘out there’ but to me make total sense. They makes sense as I’ve recently read a book called Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill where he examined the minds of 500 of America’s most powerful, wealthy and generally happy people to reveal the type of mindset, and what they all, without question, had in common. It was first written in 1937 and it’s still selling like hot cakes. There have been a number of revisions but ultimately it’s about changing your mindset using a number of different techniques, such as aligning your subconscious mind with your conscious mind. The film, The Secret, which explains the Law Of Attraction, and how changing your mindset so you attract what you want is very similar. If you haven’t seen that, then I’d strongly recommend that you do, but be prepared, it’s a little ‘out there’.



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