As DREAMS really do come true!
Recently, I’ve been part of several conversations about achieving goals, a topic that resonates deeply with me both personally and professionally. In my work with clients, I’ve observed a fascinating phenomenon: they often achieve more than they realize. As their observer and guide, I can sometimes see the change factor more clearly than they can. Reflecting on past clinical conversations or even revisiting clinical notes from previous sessions can be incredibly revealing.
I experience a profound joy in reminding clients of their progress and helping them redefine their future paths. Those moments in sessions when a client pauses thoughtfully and then expresses surprise or realization about their past statements or achievements — “Oh, did I really say that?” or “I guess I haven’t thought about that since then” — are the moments I cherish. In these instances, I can’t help but smile, feeling the transformative energy of Kinesiology.
Goal setting has been a staple in my life, but it took me years to truly understand its depth. I was adept at setting and achieving physical goals like sports achievements, body, and weight goals. However, mental and emotional goals proved more challenging. The fear of failure often loomed large: What if I fail after putting my goals out there? Is it safer not to try? What’s my backup plan, my justification, my excuse?
My perspective on goals shifted dramatically five years ago. I realized that I had been excellent at setting goals and, in a way, attracting them into my life — but not always positively. I often achieved the opposite of what I desired, attracting fear and failure instead. Then, I learned about the Law of Attraction, which can be likened to a radar screen with limited visibility. This analogy was eye-opening: if something isn’t visible on the radar, it doesn’t mean it’s not there; it’s just outside the scanned range. More crucially, a radar detects only what it’s programmed to detect. This insight was both profound and simple: by expanding my radar and altering its programming, new possibilities could emerge. Focusing on lack would never reveal what I truly wanted.
Kinesiology has been my tool for reprogramming the radar. It helps me and my clients see beyond our usual focus, shifting from fear to desire. It’s taught me that goals can’t be compartmentalized into physical, mental, or emotional categories; they must be viewed holistically. This integrated approach has not only transformed my practice but also the way I perceive and achieve my own goals.
Setting effective goals is a vital aspect of personal and professional development. Drawing from the principles of the Law of Attraction, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, and “The Secret,” here are ten key factors to consider when setting good goals:
- Clear and Specific Objectives: Goals should be clear and specific. Vague goals lack direction and clarity, making it difficult to manifest desired outcomes.
- Strong Desire and Emotional Connection: Cultivate a strong desire for your goal. An emotional connection fuels motivation and aligns with the Law of Attraction’s emphasis on emotional resonance.
- Positive Framing: Frame goals positively. Focus on what you want to achieve rather than what you want to avoid, as positive thoughts attract positive outcomes.
- Visualization: Regularly visualize achieving your goal. Visualization creates a mental image of success, reinforcing your goal in your subconscious, a principle strongly advocated in “The Secret.”
- Belief and Confidence: Believe in your ability to achieve your goal. Confidence and self-belief are fundamental to attracting success, as taught in “Think and Grow Rich.”
- Action Steps: While the Law of Attraction focuses on thinking and believing, “Think and Grow Rich” emphasizes the importance of practical steps. Outline actionable steps towards your goal.
- Consistency and Persistence: Be consistent and persistent. Goals require time and effort to manifest; persistence is key to overcoming challenges.
- Positive Affirmations: Use positive affirmations to reinforce your goals and maintain a positive mindset, aligning with the teachings of “The Secret.”
- Gratitude: Practice gratitude. Being thankful for what you have and what you will achieve creates a positive mindset and aligns with the Law of Attraction.
- Regular Review and Adaptation: Regularly review and adapt your goals as necessary. Flexibility allows you to respond to changes and align with your ultimate objectives.