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We’re one month in! Are you excited?

So, we’re one month into the New Year! How is 2018 going for you? Are you feeling excited about your life? Do you feel driven towards achieving what you’d like to achieve this year?

One month in, for many people is a dip. The motivation and drive that was there at the beginning of the year starts to fade away and we got caught up in our day to day living and we forget to design our life the way we want it! You see, many people know what they would like to do but they never do it! The reason is that they’re lacking the drive that only being excited about your life can give you!

Instead of getting excited about the things we want and working towards them, we often turn to worry, feelings of lack, hard work and not good enough!

Think about it, if you’d like to own your own home- do you spend more time feeling excited, looking up brochures of what you really want, getting that clear in your mind and working towards it OR do you spend most of your time focusing on your lack of savings, on the difficulty of getting a mortgage, and on the fear of taking a big step? Whatever you focus on will determine your outcome, it will determine the results that you get!

Your perfect life isn’t going to fall into your lap, you need to go out and make it happen! I’m a big fan of personal power, I honestly believe that most of us haven’t even tapped into the vast resources that we have within ourselves to do, be and have whatever it is we want.

I know you might be thinking, ‘well yeah that sounds great but surely just wanting something  doesn’t just make it all happen?‘ I couldn’t agree with you more. If there’s something that you want in your life, you need to get excited about it! Turn it into a goal and immediately follow that with developing a plan and action steps towards its achievement. You already have the power to do this, you have the power to take action. If you haven’t been able to summon it up until this point, it’s simply because you’re focusing on the fear and difficulty rather than the crazy excitement and good feelings you will have as a result of achieving it!

 Often the things that we want seem so unattainable, they just seem to be too far away from where we are right now and we can’t see how we could possibly get there. That is what stops most people from even trying BUT that’s how it is for everyone.

99% of people don’t know how they’ll achieve what they want to achieve but they go after it anyway, trusting that the path will become clearer as they go.

 Jack Canfield Author of ‘Chicken Soup for The Soul’ described his understanding of this principle…….

“A car driving through the night, the headlights only reach 100 – 200 feet in front of the car. But you could make it all the way from California to New York whilst driving in the dark, because all you have to see is the next 200 feet. And that’s how life tends to unfold before us. If we just trust, the next 200 feet will unfold, and the next 200 feet after that and so on. Your life will keep unfolding and it will eventually get you to the destination of whatever it is that you truly want”.

The important thing is not necessarily that you know how you will achieve what you want, but more so the definite decision that you will go after your dreams and get excited about it! Trust me, just take the first step, and then the next step will come into your view.

Focus and Clarity = Success and Momentum

If you’d like get crazy excited about your life in 2018 and ACTUALLY make the changes you want to make and ACHIEVE the things you want to achieve, then check out a VIP Day with me! This is the ultimate in 1-1 coaching where we get to spend a whole day together to map out your desires, create a plan and MAKE DECISIONS on what you will do to get there! I only have 4 spaces left for these intensive sessions in February so book in with me for a free 30 minute call and let’s explore if it’s for you! Click here to book in for your free chat!

Until next time, get excited!

P x

Do you have any goals?

I often hear people say ‘I don’t really have any goals’. This statement simply demonstrates their lack of understanding of how goals actually work. You see, the human mind is always pursuing something, even if its nothing more than avoiding trouble and pain!

We all have goals. The problem is, for many people, they’re not aware of them! Most people’s goals are to ‘pay the bills’, ‘get by’, or to ‘make it to the end of the month and still have some cash left’- basically, they’re caught up in the trap of making a living rather than designing a life! None of those goals would give you the motivation you need to tap into the vast reserve of personal power within you!

We have to remember that our goals affect us, whatever they are. The best way I can describe this is using the metaphor of a garden. If we don’t consciously plant the seeds of what we want in the garden, it becomes overrun with weeds. Weeds are just automatic, unfortunately we don’t have to put any effort in to get them!

If we really want to see what we’re capable of and I know you do; we need to find a goal that is going to challenge us. Something that will push us beyond our limits and outside of our comfort zones- that’s the only way that you really see what you’re capable of.

The most important key in goal setting is to find a goal big enough to inspire you, something that will force you out of your comfort zone, something that will show you what you’re made of! The way I know I’ve set the right level goal for me is when it seems far-fetched, it seems impossible but at the same time, the idea of actually achieving it makes me crazy excited. What would that be for you? Something that seems far-fetched but at the same time, the idea of it makes you crazy excited. Would it be to travel the world? Would it be to be a black belt in karate? Would it be to have your own business? Would it be to have your own home? In order to truly find that inspiration and achieve those impossible goals, we have to suspend our negative beliefs about what we’re capable of achieving.

So, what’s stopping you? What’s holding you back? What’s getting in your way? I know that you’ve heard of goal setting before, I know that this isn’t new stuff to you. But even though we both know that you know this, do you actually have a list of clearly defined goals for the results that you absolutely will produce in your life? Mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually? What’s stopped you?

For many people, it’s the unconscious fear of disappointment. Most of the time, we say fear but we’re not afraid of fear, we’re afraid of something and for most of us, it is disappointment and failure. Most of us have set goals in the past and failed to achieve them and as a result of the pain of that experience and the desire to avoid that feeling in the future, we stop setting goals. We don’t want to have expectations that are going to get dashed! If we don’t expect to see the world and travel, then we won’t be disappointed if we don’t. Does that sound familiar?

So, how do some people tap into that that inner strength and reserve which allows them to dig deep and keep going despite their fear? Research has shown that they have the ability to screen what their mind pays attention to. Our minds can only focus on a certain number of things at any one time, so our brain spends a lot effort deciding what not to pay attention to. There are countless stimuli bombarding you at every moment of the day but your brain deletes most of it and focuses on what you believe is important.

Once you actually make the decision that something is a priority, you give it tremendous emotional intensity and by continuing to focus on it, by keeping your eye on the ball- any resource that will support you in achieving your goal will become clear. This is why it’s not important to understand exactly how you will achieve your goals when you first set them. Remember, often they seem impossible. Trust that by making the decision and continually focusing on it, you will find everything that you need along the way.

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Until next time, start thinking about what you really want!

P x