Mind Matters
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Mind Matters

Marietta : GA : USA | Jun 25, 2010 at 3:51 PM PDT
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I'm sure we've all heard and read tons of material relating to goals. Like most, you've probably gotten all fired up and set to task - - only to fizzle out within a relatively short period of time.

Truth be told, goal-setting (and maybe even more importantly goal-keeping) is probably the single most important requirement for business - - or any kind of success, for that matter! It would be like trying to explore the Amazon without a guide or a map.

The mind is a funny thing - - not Ha Ha funny, but more like curious or odd or peculiar. The truth is that the mind has "no mind of its own" (now that is Ha Ha funny, to me.) What I mean is that it will only go where you focus it. Only then can it do its job - - but you have to set the course.

From there, it's very simple. You get whatever you focus on. You get what you think about all day. Positive pursuits, ideas and attitudes beget positive results. Likewise, the same goes for the negative.

Think of the mind as an energy generator. I once heard it said "whatever you think about expands." So, you give it an idea or goal - - it focuses its energy on that idea or goal and voila - - that idea grows and begins the process of creation. But remember, the mind has "no mind of its own," it will always follow your lead.

But, here's the clincher. This principle works all the time - - whether you realize it or not - - whether you've consciously set goals or not. You are always achieving your goals. Your mind is always focusing its energy - - on one thing or another - - on something positive or negative.

And what's more, it seems that if you don't consciously choose something positive to focus on, the mind tends to gravitate to something familiar, and sad to say, more often than not, it's not something positive.

So, what's the point of all this? The point is that it is in our best interest to take the personal responsibility for choosing our goals. Commit to them by writing them down. Add dates as to when you want to see the goals achieved. Be as specific and detailed as possible. Remember, the mind has "no mind of its own." Its nature is to simple focus on and add energy to whatever is placed before it.

If you've never used this process before, try it. You might like it! You'll be surprised when you begin to see your results. But, keep in mind, this is not a one-shot deal. You can't do it for a day or a week and expect to see immediate results. But, if you follow these simple guidelines and stick with them, you will be amazed at what you'll achieve in your business - - and in your life!

SusanSchanerman is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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