Success is rarely attained in isolation. Chasing elusive dreams without a sense of context can so easily result in attainment of a fools gold.
Thoughts become things. This is a profound notion if you ever really get it. Everything we can perceive is a form of energy as is most of the invisible. When energy collides amazing things manifest. Some might describe it as a magnetic attraction.
An idea that is nurtured evolves into an emotion which inexorably leads to an action and voila we marvel at Stonehenge, the amazing pyramids, a gleaming Maserati, and the ultimate manifestation of a dream....a new born child.
All thoughts have consequences. Chose your thoughts and nurture them with the fertiliser of emotion and your world will change beyond belief.
Reflect upon your great achievements and perceived failures and I'd suggest that most failures arose from lack of focused planning or action, whilst successful outcomes had a point of decision that you clearly recall.
Summary: Define your ideal life. How does a perfectly balanced life look to you? The key to real tangible and lasting success is BALANCE.
Relationships. Health. Fitness. Wealth. Lifestyle. Contribution.
Chose your own goals, but a word of caution. Be wary of focusing on only one or two areas. If you have to trade off health for any other goal I'd suggest you re-assess your plan. If your wealth and accomplishment goals require working 70 hour weeks then accept that family happiness will suffer. If you want to conquer Everest that may seem like a great goal but does it fit with your life balance?
An indulgent aside. For me, Life Balance now rates as #1. This means that I set all my goals around that rarest of resources TIME. Business does not take precedence over fitness for instance. When I set income goals I'll pose a question like the following: How can I double my income working 15 hours per week? How can I travel the world whilst maintaining and indeed enhancing my business interests, fitness pursuits, contribution endeavours and relationships?
The mind has a power that is immeasurable. Clearly set tangible seemingly impossible goals that inspire and ignite your passion, and then keep asking your sub conscious to provide you with the answers you need to make it happen.
Dubious? 6 months of trust and complete focus will manifest in what some might call miracles - stay tuned and we'll hopefully keep you inspired enough to follow through!!