Achieving Goals

“Impossible is merely a matter of opinion.” How does that statement settle with you?  Do you see things as impossible or unreachable?  Do you get discouraged easily and just give up?  Well I am here to tell you that the word, “impossible,” has no place in mainstream vocabulary.

Have you ever stopped and thought about your mental capacity and power that lies within you?  What about the age-old saying, “mind over matter?” Simply put, this saying means the use of willpower to overcome physical problems.  Although rather cliche, there is a great deal of sincerity when someone says to you, “you can do anything you set your mind to!”mind over matter

Being motivated to complete simple tasks such as cooking dinner or cleaning the house, as well as more complex tasks which include starting your own business or loosing weight are all being processed and carefully calculated in our heads.  Our minds are the deciding factor to whether or not we achieve our task or goal or whether we decide it’s too hard and walk away.

Just so you know, your mind is going to ask itself these three questions:

  • Do I HAVE to or am I being FORCED to do this task?
  • What if this task does not align with what I value most?
  • Am I even capable of completing this task?

Therefore, how about we answer our mind with these three statements:

  • I am making a choice to do this task and if I perform this task, how will I benefit from doing so?
  • I can alter the task to make it a better fit for me or I can make the task more valuable than it really is in order to see the long term value in it. An example would be if you’re being forced to work overtime and lose time with your family, you can see this as an opportunity to earn more additional money to take your family on a nice trip.
  • I can complete anything that I’m dedicated to doing even if it means asking for help.

Does anyone remember the movie from 1989,”Field of Dreams,” with Kevin Costner?  Just to refresh your memory – Kevin Costner heard voices while walking through his cornfield that said, “if you build it, they will come…” Maybe it’s a little far-fetched, but put yourself in Kevin’s shoes for a moment.  These voices were “planting a seed” in Kevin’s mind and causing him to visualize a ball field in the middle of his cornfield.  He believed in his vision wholeheartedly and converted it into his reality.

What vision do you have for your future?  How about allowing your mind to develop that vision and turn a mere vision into reality?

“If you built it, they will come…..”

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