Your Next Goal in Five Minutes a Day
Would you like to learn an absolutely free method for
reaching your next goal in only five minutes a day?
You don’t need to buy anything, you don’t need to own
anything, you don’t need to go anywhere and you don’t need
to have any previous experience to make this method work
You already have everything you need. Just one brain,
that’s all you need. Let me show you one way to program
your mind so that your goals come to you effortlessly.
Here is a simple technique which always works for me.
STEP ONE: THE MAGIC OF THINKING SMALL
First, pick a goal that is *just* beyond your comfort level.
Many motivational teachers will urge you to shoot for the
stars, think incredibly big, and go for goals which are ten
times as large as anything you’ve ever accomplished.
This may work well for people who are already confident
in their power to manifest, but for the beginner, or for
the person who has not had much success using mind power,
the idea of thinking outrageously big is a disaster.
For example, if you haven’t had a date in three years you
don’t want to visualize yourself scoring with bunnies at
the Playboy mansion. In theory all goals are definitely
achievable, but in your reality you probably don’t really
believe it’s possible, so it won’t happen. Instead, pick
a goal which is reasonable and can be accomplished within
a few months. In this example, you might want to have just
one date in the next three months. Not nearly as thrilling
of a goal, but a fantastic step towards a better life.
Or you probably want more money in your life. Instead of
visualizing yourself suddenly earning $250,000 a year,
start with a goal of increasing your wage or your sales by
10 per cent. Again, not exactly thrilling, but the point is
you start small and build upon your success, instead of
going for the home run and missing every time.
You see, after you reach that first goal you will have some
confidence, and you can use that confidence to step up to
the next goal, slowly but surely building a better life in
STEP TWO: CREATE A DECLARATION OF INTENT
Once a day, every morning, write down the goal you’ve
picked. Whatever it is you want to experience, just write it
down once. A good format to use is a short sentence which
begins with “I am now attracting…”, “I am now
creating…”, “I will now…” or “I now intend…
“I AM NOW ATTRACTING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP INTO MY LIFE.”
“I WILL NOW SELL 10 PER CENT MORE PRODUCTS EACH MONTH.”
“I AM NOW CREATING HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE.”
“I NOW INTEND TO EAT THOUGHTFULLY AND BEGIN LOSING WEIGHT.”
Of course, create your own wording for your own goal. The
vitally important thing is that when you say it your
emotional state agrees with the statement. For example, the
reason an affirmation such as “I am now exercising every
day” doesn’t work is because if you are not exercising every
day you immediately feel it when you say it. If you say “I
am now with my ideal partner” you will immediately feel the
lie even before you finish saying it.
However, a statement which begins “I am now attracting…”
or “I now intend…” is true (at least while you are saying
it) and holds no contradiction in your emotions. Of course,
this is different for everyone, so find a wording that works
STEP THREE: CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS
After writing down your goal, mentally place yourself in
the future, to a day where your goal has been accomplished,
and *feel* the happiness and excitement you would be feeling,
knowing that you have accomplished your goal.
Just pretend it is, for example, three months from today,
and on that day you have reached your goal. Let’s say that
this future day is the day you start the new job you have
been working towards, or on that day you weigh yourself and
you are 10 pounds lighter, or on that day you leave for the
vacation you’ve been dreaming about.
Whatever it is, just move forward in your mind to that day,
and *PRETEND* that your goal has been reached, and *FEEL*
the emotions which you would feel if you had actually
reached your goal.
Feel the happiness, feel the success, feel the proud
accomplishment of knowing that you can use your own inner
power to change your life. Imagine what next goal you’ll
now go for since you’ve reached this first one. Plan a
celebration for yourself, and imagine how great you will
feel when you celebrate your accomplishment.
Just generate that postive emotion for a minute or two, and
just bask in it for a few moments.
STEP FOUR: ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR FUTURE SELF
Now, while you are enjoying that feeling, looking back to
today from that future moment, ask yourself what single
action you can take, today, to bring your goal to you
The future you which has accomplished your goal knows what
steps need to be taken. From this vantage point, you can
ask yourself what is the next most practical action you
When you get the answer, write it down, and take that action
at some point during the day. Taking action, no matter how
small, is the fastest and surest way of convincing your
subconscious mind that you are serious, and will do wonders
for the quick manifestation of your goals.
STEP FIVE: CHOOSE THE SAME THING EVERY DAY
Do this daily, until you are done. Work on only one goal at
a time, and don’t change goals unless you decide you no
longer want the one you started working on. If you no longer
want the goal, choose a new one and start again. But if you
do want your original, don’t stop until you have it.
WARNING: LACK OF PERSISTENCE IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY
PEOPLE DO NOT REACH THEIR GOALS.
If you give up before you reach your goal, you obviously
don’t want it very much, do you? Pick a goal that you
cannot live without, and start again…
This technique only takes about 5 or 10 minutes with your
morning coffee and works flawlessly. *If* you do it.
Ilya Alexi is the editor of Mind Power News, a weekly roundup of news headlines and scientific research into the amazing powers of the human mind. Sign up for your free updates and get three great mind power tools at http://www.mindpowernews.com