I had a training session with my participants recently, the topic was on “Goal Setting and Achieving". It was a lively session where we had plenty of jokes and serious discussions. There was this interesting question on why people do not achieve their goals even though they follow all goal-setting methods; writing goal cards, recording and listening to their own voice reading the goals, and creative visualizing; and to that I gave the following explanation.
Most people, even though, wish or desire to achieve their goals, they always end up THINKING or focusing otherwise. Read the previous sentence repeatedly word for word! Do it again! Why? It is a very important statement! For example, let us take a person who desires his family to be happy. Currently, there is a serious misunderstanding between the siblings. Although the person wishes and wants happiness in the family, he or she could THINK of this thought only for a few moments.
Naturally, he or she would spend more time thinking of the negative characters of the siblings, for example of one’s gossiping nature, and another's sarcasm that hurts others. Hence, you would find this person continuously lamenting, “The problem is that person does not know how to stop gossiping" or “Why does he have to be so sarcastic?". The thoughts are more focused on the negatives of the siblings! As you can see, although the person desires positive results, the thoughts are FOCUSED more on the negative results!
As per the Law of Vibration and Attraction, you would only attract to you what you constantly think of. In the above case, although the person may mean well, the thoughts are negative. Thus, the Law of Vibration and Attraction would ensure negative vibration goes out and produces negative results! In other words, your thoughts HELP the siblings become worse!
The proper thoughts, in order to produce the desired positive results in the family, would be to focus on the positive results; that the family is happy and the siblings are in harmony with each other, and genuinely care for one another. Although it may not happen instantaneously, you are already setting into motion the Law of Vibration and Attraction to HELP the siblings to produce the positive results.
It is similar with those who want to be successful in their life, for example in terms of material wealth. Although they desire to be successful, their minds are more consumed on their empty bank account, the debt they need to pay, and so on. I am not saying you should forget about all that, but think about it for a moment; the debts are already there, the bank account is already empty! Giving more thoughts to the matters is not going to make it better! Again, the Law of Vibration and Attraction would make things worse if you continue to focus on the same negative thoughts!
Your negative thoughts would ensure it would attract more negative circumstances such as, a sudden medical expense or car repairs that will ensure your bank account remains empty! Similarly, focusing more on the debts would ensure it gets worse.
By right, the thoughts should be more focused on positive results; that is, the bank account showing the amount that you need or desire. If your debt is with regards to your property, then visualize yourself making the last payment and having the title deed in your hand with the letter from the bank saying that the property is fully paid, and now belongs to you.
As the force of your thought sets into motion the Law of Vibration and Attraction, the law will start working to attract to you all the necessary idea, people and events to ensure you achieve your goal. For this whole thing to work as you desire, however, you must have faith and at the same time take the EFFORT to put the ideas to work to achieve the desired goal!
Sitting around idling and just daydreaming without taking any action would not produce any positive results. Taking EFFORT is of utmost importance. There are some people who like to say, “When the time is right, everything will happen on its own!" Now, this statement actually represents one of the highest epitomes of TRUTH!
However, this statement is RESERVED for the wise men and women of the world, who had already undergone life’s phenomenal experiences, had set and achieved their goals in life, and now they are beacons of light for the rest of the world. They use this statement as encouragement when they select students who have undergone strenuous training under them! This includes incredible amount of EFFORT taken to practice the lessons taught by these masters.
However, nowadays, this statement is used loosely by people who only know about it through reading books or philosophical talks. Then they manipulate by using this statement on themselves! They say that there is no point in setting goals as things will workout by themselves! The TRUTH is they are just plain lazy. The worst thing is they preach this to others and stop them also from not progressing.
If there were no goals, we would not be able to enjoy a comfortable life; for example a life with cars, modern homes, more comfortable clothes and so on. Even for someone who has plenty of money and has already made it to the top, like Bill Gates, is still continuously improving his products and services. Even at their level, these people are continually taking EFFORT to improve!
In December 2005, one of the worst earthquakes rocked Sumatera, Indonesia, causing a devastating tsunami that claimed more than 150,000 lives. At that moment, the whole world became ONE and took EFFORT to do whatever they can to help the victims. Can you imagine what will happen if everyone said, “When the time is right, help will come by itself!".
In other words, what I am saying is, DO take the EFFORT to achieve your goals. If you do not know what to do, then ask for help from those who have threaded the path.
Someone asked a wise man long ago, “Is praying to GOD enough to achieve the goals?". The wise man replied, “No, it is not enough! You must back your prayers with EFFORT! God will only help those who help themselves!". The man asked next, “In other words, praying itself is not enough but effort must also be taken. Is that what you are saying, wise master?". To this, the wise man replied, “Even to pray it takes EFFORT my son! You take EFFORT to focus your thoughts on GOD, you take EFFORT to say GOD's name and take EFFORT to perform your prayers through your action! As such, EFFORT is an integral part of life!".
I think you get what I am trying to say through the above examples. I wish you the best in setting and achieving your goals!
The Uneducated One is a financial market trader, author and a motivational speaker. He has helped companies and countless individuals achieve their goals and desires. Find out how you can now live a truly happy, healthy and wealthy life at; http://www.awarenessseries.com