Begin by determining exactly what your own personal vision, mission and goals are by spending one hour alone. It is imperative to your success and should be done on a regular basis. These quiet periods are the times when your inner powers are best able to gain your attention and release the information you need to action. Think about what you hope to achieve and let them grow in your mind as expanded ideas that will move you to action.
Sit quietly and listen to the creative part of your subconscious. Tune in to the unlimited power of your creative mind which will allow the conscious mind to receive ideas, directions and messages and so help you by pointing out the way to attaining your goals. When you are receptive it reinforces to you the fact that you are the only one creating your unique future. If you can make full use of your quiet time, it will help you make the right decisions even when you are busy. Relax, but remain mentally alert and gently let your mind expand on your vision and goals and prepare to write everything down.
Your vision is important because it is the foundation for your goals. It requires engagement on a daily basis, which is called a mission and this is your path and specific means to accomplish your vision. The steps to achieve your mission are called goals. The creating and successful achievement of your vision is called a ‘burning desire’. Such a desire stretches your capacities to be able to do things you have never done before.
Specify Your Goal
To produce results in your life you must first find a clear purpose. A purpose provides the framework within which goals can be organised and prioritised. Sit quietly during your hour alone and decide what you want by defining your goal exactly – clearly and specifically. Draw up a potential plan and make a list of ideas towards your main goal. Feel free to change, revise, reform and rearrange as your ideas unfold. Your goal should be specific and written out in detail; an ambiguous goal leads to ambiguous results. Always begin with the end in mind – focus on the outcome. Goal-setting simplifies the decision-making process and provides a system that measures your progress so you may enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Remember, goal setting is an on-going exercise as goals will need constant review.
Values are distinctly different from goals in that they are usually the qualities behind what you are seeking. They are principles or standards you live by and you will tend to be drawn to people with common values which, in turn, create enthusiasm and greater productivity when working together.