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Focus On Results And Transform Obstacles
When visualizing a goal, it’s natural
for your mind to immediately
bring up all the obstacles
that stand between you and the achievement
of your vision. This, in and of itself,
is not a problem.
The problem arises
when people let these obstacles
become a source of fear, frustration, or
overwhelm, to the point that they put
the goal aside, telling themselves they
“just can’t think about that right now,”
even though the result of achieving that
goal would be a major win.
Here’s the good news about obstacles:
All those things that seem to oppose your
goals are actually the raw material for
achieving them. If we stay focused on the
result, really zeroing in on the measurable,
tangible ways things will be new,
better, and different when we get there,
it’s easier to broach the obstacles with a
sense of purpose.
The first step is to
acknowledge as many obstacles as you
can come up with and tell the truth about
how things are—which may conflict with
how you want things to be, how you can
imagine they could be. This brings me to
something else I often say, which is, “All
progress begins by telling the truth.”
Looking at them one at a time, the
obstacles are not as daunting, and it’s
easier to strategize solutions.Because
you’ve clearly articulated them, you can
also enlist the help of others more
easily. Staying focused on the result
reminds you and others of what the
payoff is for this effort.
This kind of thinking eventually
becomes habitual once you do it
When this happens, obstacles
no longer stop you, and any angst associated
with them goes away. In fact, you
look forward to getting them all out so
you can create a plan. They just
become material to be used to help
you move forward.
How to Dream the Big Dreams
Step 1: Allow Yourself to Dream
The first step to tapping into the ability to create a compelling and exciting goal is to give yourself the freedom to dream. Many consider it wishful thinking or wasteful daydreaming, but chasing a dream is at the heart of a richer, more rewarding life.
If you don't personally choose a future, chance will do it for you. And with the way chance works, things most likely won't turn out as you would have liked them to.
Investing your time in the act of dreaming for more than you have now is not a luxury for those who have spare time; it is for anyone who wants to live a better life. If you can meet that requirement, you have every right to dream--and dream big.