Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Make a Major Stride to Achieving Your Goal

In the next minute you can make major strides toward achieving your goal.

Over the next day, you can begin living as if your dream has come true, over the next week you can start to see results of your actions as they lead you toward your goal, and if your goal is big enough, then the enthusiasm you have to start needs to be cared for and kindled like a fire.

Here is your chance to dream big.

Where do you want to be a year from now?

Make this image as clear as you can.

What are you doing? How do you feel? What are you wearing? How much do you weigh? Where do you live? Are you happy?

If you could make one choice that would change your future for the better and set you on a new course, then this is the moment you start moving in a new direction.

The most important step you can take is to figure out what it is you want. Then, live your life as if you already had it.

You can begin to work toward your goal -- no matter how big it is, and if you really want it, then you will have it. If I am wrong, what do you have to lose? You probably already have a dream, it's time to dust it off, polish it off and maybe make it even more unimaginably wonderful than you dared to dream.

This is a simple but powerful truth. We can have whatever it is that we want, in fact -- we already do. Where you are right now is a result of every choice you have made over the hours, weeks, months, decades of your life. Of course, sometimes things happen that you would never wish for in a million years, and if any of those things have happened to you, I am truly sorry. But if you are not happy with where you are there is usually something you can do about it -- and that is where I want you to focus, on what is in your ability to control. The best news in the world is, you can choose something different.

How long it takes to achieve your goal is inextricably connected to how clear your goal is, and how focused you are on reaching it.

In just three months you can make major changes to your weight. Those days will pass whether or not you do anything different than you are doing now. But if you are beginning to crave results then you hold the keys to your kingdom.

If you are reaching for a goal that is very big -- like saving a million dollars, or losing 100 pounds, then you will need to plot a course toward your goal that is easy and fun to follow. If along the way, you decide that you'd rather make other choices, it would be good to acknowledge that means you have set a new goal. Of the two big goals listed above, one is a million times easier and that is losing weight.

Losing weight is easy, because it requires that you do less, not more.

Now, I know that losing weight is hard, very hard, nearly impossible -- and it can be depending on how you approach it. I subscribed to the notion that it was hard for 20 years and got no where, the scale went up, the scale went down, and then landed up higher. By giving up on dieting and approaching losing weight as gaining health and happiness, a little more of each every day, the scale has gone down, and stayed down for the past 6 years. I want everyone to have the freedom I have found.

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