Goals can be very large or very small. I’ve often read that it takes the same amount of effort to achieve a large goal as it does a very small goal. Therefore, one should focus on large goals and THINK BIG in order achieve more of what you want in life. The worst case is you don’t reach you BIG goal, but you end up much further along than a smaller goal.
There is some truth in the idea of thinking big but the philosophy leaves a major component out that is vitally important to being successful. The principal is not discussed anywhere else, or at least I have not come across it in the thousands of goals and success books that I have read. A small win is what begins to restructure your beliefs.
Most of you, if you are even reading this far, have seen, read, or heard of the book Think and Grow Rich. The book was written by Napoleon Hill and paved the foundation for an entire class of self-help books and not to mention thousands of millionaire students of the philosophies that were prescribed by Andrew Carnegie and passed down through Mr. Hill. The book alludes to a secret law of manifestation that bends the nature of the universe to your will and perceptions based on having an idea, backing the idea with a burning desire for attainment, and an unwavering faith, focus, and persistence in taking inspired action.
Now, I may have the goal of being a multi-millionaire. I may have a burning desire to achieve this goal. I may have the focus, the determination, and the persistence to do it. I may have the image of millions of dollars sitting in my bank account, growing forever, granting me with the freedom, the possibilities, the opportunities to live and focus all of my energy engaging in my passions and creative pursuits.
This is a BIG goal. I may have incredible drive to achieve this goal. As I start to build my case and collect my resources, energies, and passion into achieving it, I get a jolt of reality punch as my mortgage comes due, and I am paying off my bills, and realize that in order to eat my next meal I need money coming in now! There isn’t 6 months or 2 years to wait, I have to come up with money today.
I could beg, burrow, or sell things that I own that I no longer use. I could perform odd jobs in the neighborhood that are not dependable, lack stability, and risk my living safety. I could give up my car, give up my home, and live frugally, maybe begging for food and shelter. Sounds pretty grim and all within the realm of possibilities in order to survive and move towards my BIG dream goal.
Let’s assume for a minute that I have kids. In the above scenario, reality becomes important to consider and my own mouth is not the only thing that needs feeding. Thankfully I have a good job with a good salary and can support myself and my family (no kids yet) on a monthly basis without much effort, however the risk is incredible should my paycheck abruptly end. I recognize many people are in the same situation. Living pay check to pay check, comfortable enough to eat, have shelter over their heads, but are striving more ways to earn more and provide a security net or nest egg for the future.
Fortunately I have a belief that no matter what I can figure out a way to survive and get out of any situation I am put in. From $500,000 of debt, homeless, broke, stranded, whatever the scenario, I know I have the ability to navigate the waters of uncertainty and quickly change my reality. The belief is what allows me to perform at my best and not be swayed by the fear of taking risks.
Beliefs are fundamental to success. That is why the concept of thinking BIG without taking the time to cultivate a belief in oneself and abilities is destined to cause tremendous pain due to failures. The subconscious mind is thousands of times more powerful than the conscious mind in influencing our behavior. Beliefs reside in the subconscious domain and are trained through habits of thought. Going after a BIG goal without training the mind with smaller ones is useful and may work one time out of ten, but with 10% odds in your favor, we need to look somewhere else for a solution.
Action is what ultimately creates results, positive or negative. Our brains are servomechanisms that hone into a target much like a missile navigates its trajectory. The goal is the programmed destination and the brain will auto-correct our actions until that goal is achieved. The bigger the goal, the further the missile has to travel to reach the target. The missile needs energy, fuel, to make it. One could say that the burning desire is the motivation juice that is needed for the rocket to withstand the hundreds of miles of travel. Maybe wild and unstoppable motivation is required, but there is a non-physical component that the missile does not have to contend with that we humans are up against. That is the power of the beliefs to stop the missile mid-flight due to hesitation, uncertainty, and the nagging of habitual thoughts questioning, blocking, and stopping the thrust of the engine from activating.
Thoughts such as, I am not smart enough, I am not tall enough, I am not handsome enough, begin to plague our decisions and ability to take action. Beliefs that are uncultivated act without any assistance on our part through the subconscious mind, which as we stated before, is 1000 times more powerful in influencing our behavior than our conscious decisions.
The BIG goal is therefore many times more susceptible to the subconscious beliefs stopping our momentum mid-flight and thereby derailing all our efforts towards goal and success achievement.
The objective of this site is to lay a pathway to setting larger and larger goals by starting with the very small…. I mean infinitesimally small goals. Brushing my teeth. Cleaning up a drawer of my house. Going for a walk. Progressively however, and with great work, journal writing, and sharing my adventures on this blog with my readers, I hope to show you a different way of achieving your goals. One that starts with the smallest step and ends with a phenomenal victory of becoming a millionaire and lifting up others to live abundantly, joyfully, and an inspired life.
So the life-project is setup very simply as follows: The progressive obtainment of very small victories will begin to condition my mind into expecting positive results. The expectation of positive results will become a fundamental belief that will grow in strength and breadth, eliminate procrastination, increase the boldness of action as beliefs are shifted into certainty in taking actions that will lead to accelerating opportunities which will in turn begin to unleash the flood-gates of prosperity and help me become a millionaire, one small step at a time.
Short term and long term vision are built into this plan. The BIG goal (becoming a multi-millionaire) is not the focus, other than being out on the periphery of my desires my minute by minute attention will be broken down into the smallest of components. Each win will enforce the next win.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu, here are my very first goals on the pathway to millions. Their achievement will be welcomed with as much, if not more gusto as the final goal of passing 2 million dollars of personal income.
PROGRESSIVE GOAL MASTERY- THE JOURNEY BEGINS
- Make my bed now.
- Results: I started on this goal and focused exclusively with all my resources to get it done. My mind wondered a bit at first but it was unmistakable how much certainty I had in completing the task.
- What happened after that was pretty neat, getting into the flow of making the bed, I could feel my mind and actions shift into auto-pilot, the subconscious mind taking over and accomplishing the task at hand. Because I was in this flow state, I tackled a few other chores in the vicinity, including throwing out trash, doing the laundry, and tidying up the master bedroom.
- Celebration: I lit some incense, put on some A Perfect Circle, and poured myself a glass of green tea rejoicing in the accomplishment of having achieved my goal that I set out to accomplish.
The act of celebrating the achievement of a goal is great way to tell the subconscious mind that the actions that lead to achieving that goal were desirable and helps to build the subconscious neuronal connections of the belief that taking the action will lead to pleasure and thereby call upon all the resources we have at our availability to take persistent actions.
The next goal, besides signing back on here tomorrow to provide an update, will be to make $5.00. This can be achieved in any way possible. Working on Fiverr, selling something, or picking up an odd job. Materializing $5.00 is a small goal that should be readily achievable. But manifesting $5.00 is as impressive as $500.00 as it takes the same level of belief, actions, and faith to achieve. Desire has to be the impulse of action, followed by subconcious belief systems that will make the goal happen. Each positive action I take will bring this $5.00 into existence. I have until tomorrow night to make this happen.
“Money comes to me, in increasing quantities, through multiple sources, on a continuous basis. God’s wealth now circulates in my life, it flows to me in avalanches of abundance, all my needs desires, goals, are met instantaneously by infinite intelligence, for I am one with God, and God is everything.” – Daily Affirmations burrowed from Bob Proctor and Tony Robbins.
Peace and Prosperity. $5.00 dollars will be manifested by tomorrow.