By Deirdre Jones
The #1 rule here is to think and dream BIG. If you want to be successful, then you have to imagine yourself successful. Every successful person started out with a dream or vision. If you do not envision success, then you will never obtain success. It will always be just beyond your grasp.
Your vision of success should be clear – you should have an unclouded view of what you want to accomplish. You should mentally envision yourself in the role of success that you have dreamed and thought about for yourself. Actively play and replay this mental image at every possible opportunity. Imagine yourself increasing your income to the level you desire. Imagine your home business growing and thriving. What does it feel like? How will your life change as a result of your success?
For myself, I have even written down my goals and visions for success and loose deadlines for when I expect to accomplish these goals. I like to look at my list every day to remind myself what is in store for my future. I truly believe that my dreams and visions are within my grasp. I have sorted my list into short term and long-term goals and in order of priority. I have written my goals on colorful 3 x 5 index cards and displayed them on the small bulletin board near my desk so that they are always in plain view. This way, I can never forget to visualize because I always have a colorful reminder. I treat my goals and visions for the future just as I would treat an important appointment.
Realize that it is not enough to just visualize your success; you must believe that your goals and visions are within your grasp. This is another key concept. There is no room for creeping doubts here. After all, if YOU do not believe in YOU, who else will? You must be open with visualizations and possess the faith to know that you will arrive. Do not listen to the naysayers who would have you believe that your visions for your future are a waste of time. I am not saying not to listen to sound advice, just get rid of the negativity. Surround yourself with positive people and positive things.
Many a successful entrepreneur admits to using this the following process of creative visualization and will swear that it does work - you must visualize yourself in your mind as having accomplished your dreams and visions. If you want a successful home business and time to enjoy your success, then you must envision yourself in that role. If you want more money, you must see yourself in your mind’s eye going to the bank to visit that huge bank account. And this process of your visualization should be a continuous thing.
It is also helpful to repeat out loud to yourself your goals. For example, if you want your home business to flourish and prosper, then say to yourself, “My home business will be a success.” It is true what they say – if you tell yourself something enough times, you began to believe that it is so. This also helps to reinforce your goals and keeps them always fresh in your consciousness.
By using these simple techniques, you will be able position yourself for the future that you desire, whether it is in your personal life or your business endeavors. Keep in mind that you must believe in yourself and your own limitless possibilities. Stay focused and committed and you will reach your goals.
Much success, Deirdre Jones
Expect to Succeed!
What is it that makes one person successful and
another one not successful?
It is the attitude of self-worth. We get what
we want out of life by believing that we deserve
to succeed. Your idea of what success is, could
easily be different than mine.
Some would like notoriety, others wealth, some
health. Some want it all, and amazingly get it!
Believe It Before You See It
Have you ever noticed that the first one to be creative and
risk, climbs to the top of success and achieves the greatest
impact on the rest, than those who *only* follow?
Your priorities in life, obviously, need to be put first ...
first in how you schedule your time, energy, focus and
activities. However, balance is necessary to keep well.
How To Get Whatever You Want
Successful people know exactly where they are going. They know what they want to achieve. Perhaps they are not always
aware of how, specifically, they will get there, but they know the direction in which they are headed.