8 Powerful Steps to Manifest Miracles in Your Life and Business

The teachings of manifestation and the law of attraction date back to ancient times in sacred mystery schools. Those who gained wealth, prosperity and abundance via these teachings may have kept this a secret against the masses. Something once thought of as impossible can be rendered possible via the use of imagination; bending reality to your will and desire. Have you ever thought of starting and growing your own business? Have you ever thought of living a prosperous and abundant life full of excitement and joy? The secret to achieving all these things has been with you all this time. By placing your body, mind, and soul in alignment, YOU have the power to attract the life and business you desire NOW.

Follow these steps to manifest miracles in your life and business:

1. Get clear on what you want

Leverage the power of intention to realise your biggest, most enticing goals. Develop a clear, concise intention of what it is you want to manifest. Is it a dream home? Is it to make more money in your business? Or to find a better job that will fill you with excitement each day? Seek clarity on exactly what it is you want to achieve, exactly where you want to go and the journey you’ll need to embark on to make all this a reality. Start focusing your attention and energy on your vision for a prosperous future.

2. Develop a growth mindset

We all possess an innate power to create and manifest via our imaginations. Don’t seal yourself in a cocoon just because it is what you know. Be open-minded to new experiences and opportunities and learn to train your mind to expect more. A fixed mindset only increases limitations in your life. Developing a growth, abundance mindset requires us to change our existing, limiting beliefs and create new, powerful and more compelling beliefs.

3. Be confident you are worthy

Be confident that you are worthy of what you desire, low-self-esteem sends mixed signals to the universe. To genuinely desire to achieve something you want, you must believe in your ability to achieve it. It’s important to develop a strong belief in yourself and your own strengths and abilities and to become more acutely aware of your inner talents and gifts.

4. Develop the “I AM” mentality

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.“ Napoleon Hill

Live as though you have already accomplished what you long for. The “I AM” mentality emits and attracts positive energy and opens you up to endless possibilities such as living a happy and enriching life, experiencing deep connections with others, receiving items of high value, opportunities for creativity and inspiration, new, exciting and meaningful experiences, a newly found feeling of security and confidence in oneself and greater, more successful outcomes overall.

5. Understand that the universe has your back

Understand that once you surrender to the universe, it will work to take care of you. Once you’ve cleared your energy blocks, released negativity and limiting beliefs and awakened your manifestation powers the universe will get to work on your behalf. Learn to release control and trust that the universe will take over. This is a crucial part of the manifestation process, you must learn to relax and release control. Open yourself up to the unknown which could bring enhancement to your life.

6. Visualise daily

Visualisation is how you draw your goals and dreams closer to you. Spend at least 5-10 minutes in the morning and at night visualising your desires in as much detail as you can conjure in your mind. Be specific, envision colours, sounds, people, pictures, your feelings and your thoughts. What we feed into our consciousness reprograms our mind and shapes our future.

7. Take action

Take inspired action. Co-create with the universe the results you want. If it’s that car you wanted; work a little harder and a promotion may be on its way. Put yourself out there, take risks and do the work. The universe will reward you.

8. Be patient

Everything happens in divine order, not when you want it. But, when the time is right. Remember, patience is a virtue. Immerse yourself in other activities to distract you from becoming obsessed with the manifestation process.

The power of thought and willpower is endless; remember that the key to leading the life and business of your dreams lies in your own self-belief, so keep thinking positive and empowering thoughts and magical things will happen!

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4 Ways of Manifesting Miracles

“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.”

Robert Collier

Unfortunately, we tend to underestimate the power that we carry within. We all have the potential to be miracle manifesting beings if we learn how to conquer fear. With enough positivity and clarity, it is possible to realise your dreams and bring them to fruition. If you have been feeling stuck, then it is time to begin the process of turning your thoughts into reality and manifesting miracles!

Strategies to manifest miracles:

1. Release obstacles

Start the path to the manifestation of miracles by releasing any obstacles in your way. Eliminate fear, procrastination, disbelief and anything else that may be a hindrance to achieving your dreams. Release these obstacles via the daily practice of prayer, meditation, positive affirmations and mindfulness. Train your mind to block out negative thoughts, to do this you need to become aware of them and catch them before they’ve had a chance to impact your emotional state. Establishing daily rituals that combine these miracle manifesting techniques will reward you with the energy and outlook you need to reach your hearts desires.

2. Paint a clear picture of your dreams in your mind

It is critical to get crystal clear on what the manifestation of your dreams looks like, you must conjure a mental image of this in your mind and spend at least 10 minutes every morning and evening visualising your dreams. Get clear on exactly what it is you want to manifest and write this down in as much detail as possible. Envision what your life will look like once your dreams have come true, who will be present in your life, where will you be, what will you be doing, what will you be wearing, what will you be thinking and feeling. Picture it as though you are watching yourself in a movie, and envision every detail from the colours, the smells, the emotions, the sounds and the atmosphere. Feed your mind with all it needs to start manifesting your desires. Visualising is an intense, emotional process, you’re stepping into your dreams as though they’ve already been actualised. By playing with your imagination in such a way you are tricking your mind into believing that this ‘dream’ is already a reality.

3. Trust that it shall happen

Hold onto the belief that all is possible for you, don’t let it go for a moment. Keep believing and accept the fact that you are worthy of all that you desire. When you walk with trust, the universe will reward you. Keep this belief with you at all times, go about your life as normal, and allow the universe to start working on the delivery of miracles to you. Trust that the universe has great plans for you, don’t put too much emphasis on timeframes, allow it to take its course.

4. Embrace a thankful heart

Remember, the process does not end after the miracle happens; you need to embrace a thankful heart. Practicing gratitude is a powerful way to welcome more miracles into your life. So, embrace a heart of gratitude and remember to appreciate what you already have and the miracles you’ve already been blessed with. By the time your miracle finds you, you will be able to appreciate it better.

Accepting what you already have, and the greatness you already are is a surefire way to manifest more greatness.

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How to Develop a Mindset for Success

The definition of ‘success’ is open to interpretation and means different things to different people. For some, success can be measured by financial wealth, professional achievements and educational accomplishments or releasing weight. Whatever the personal definition of success one has, there are fundamental principles that apply to the process involved in achieving it. One of these principles is that, for success to manifest in the physical world, the mind needs a preconceived idea of what success means to the individual. A person’s mindset can have a huge impact on how ‘successful’ they will be in their pursuits.

Here are some tips for developing a mindset for success:

1. Create a vision.

Creating a vision of what success looks like for you is the first step towards developing a success mindset. A vision entails a detailed analysis and mental projection of your goals and dreams, the kind of life you desire to lead and the people you wish to associate yourself with. Creating a vision works like a magnet pulling the things you desire towards you and equipping you with the perseverance to pursue your goals. Goals should be ‘SMART’ i.e. broken down into small, manageable, achievable, actionable, realistic and subject to timescales. Goals also should be factored into your daily, weekly and monthly planning and reviews. The process of achieving smaller chunks of a bigger goal on a regular basis builds confidence and motivation. It also creates flexibility and makes it easier to adjust your vision in alignment with the ever-changing environment in which we live and our ever -changing circumstances.

2. Adopt a positive attitude.

Positive thinking means focusing on the brighter side of life’s events instead of dwelling on the negative aspects. It is vital to interpret events in a way that will positively enhance your life. In the face of a challenging situation, looking on its brighter side equips us with the tools we need to come up with workable solutions to handle the problem. Negativity, however, blocks channels of creativity and creates a sense of defeat. Positive thinking helps us overcome our fear of failure. A belief in failure tends to create events that lead to failure.

Developing a positive outlook is actually much easier than some people expect. An effective tactic for training your mind to think positively is accepting yourself warts and all, engaging in encouraging self-talk and being kind to yourself. Doing this daily will help to gradually replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Try commending yourself for your achievements no matter how big or small, and cheering yourself on when you find yourself in difficult situations.

Meditation is another powerful way to promote positive thinking. By calming the mind and repeating positive mantras, the subconscious is fed with nourishing thoughts which manifest as success in the physical world.

3. Seek inspiration.

Inspiration motivates us to pursue our goals and to keep moving forward. Sources of Inspiration are all around us, we just need to be open to them. We may take inspiration from others who have accomplished similar goals to our own. Thus, we choose to draw inspiration from their perseverance, resilience, and successes. Inspiration keeps us going when our energy feels depleted.

4. Study and learn from the past.

Part of our journey to success includes reflecting on our past experiences, considering the previous mistakes we’ve made. Acknowledging and learning from our past shortcomings provides us with vital information necessary for future success. This knowledge will enhance the quality of our future decisions and enable us to deal with similar situations more effectively. Former mistakes should be a reference point for decision making and for avoiding similar potholes. Doing so means that rather than developing a fear of failure, our past experiences and the lessons they taught us give us greater confidence and wisdom. Confidence empowers us to take the correct decisive action.

Learning to change your thinking patterns can have a hugely beneficial effect on your ability to succeed, so start working on your success mindset today!

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Embrace Fear and Jump into Something New

Why is our first instinct almost always to resist change? Is it because of the perceived risks or fears associated with it? The contemplation of any life altering transition can be scary. But nothing is more satisfying than embracing our fears, embarking on a new adventure and emerging the other side a more confident and happier version of our previous self. Often, the reason comes down to a fear of stepping outside of our comfort zone, that little bubble that makes us feel safe and warm. The important thing to remember is that there is always a price for success and greater happiness, because achieving these things require the taking of big leaps, so, the question I ask you is, are you willing to pay for a better life?

The key is to focus on the things you stand to gain, rather than lose. Take a moment to remember a time in your past when you took action that was daunting at first but awarded you with a tremendous feeling of achievement and pride, for example that job interview that lead to a fantastic role or walking down the aisle of your wedding day, in those moments you were afraid, but you embraced your fear, took the plunge and afterward you felt wonderful! It’s about altering your mindset and always looking forward, focusing on the positive outcomes of taking the leap.

Here are a few tips to help you in your quest for change and a happier you:

1. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal”

Robin S. Sharma

Prepare to step out of that comfort bubble. Try not to think about it too much, just take a deep breath, and do it! As Tony Robbins said ‘the path to success is to take massive determined action.’ It’s action that gets you to where you want to be, not thoughts. Life doesn’t change unless change is created. The more often you do this the easier it will become, do something that scares you every day!

2. Invest in yourself

Your growth starts from within. Do you really know ‘YOU’? What are you passionate about? If you have the answers to these questions, then your transition will be more straight forward. The best investment you can ever make is an investment in yourself. Learning never stops. If you want to live a vibrant life in your later years, it’s important to ensure your brain remains stimulated. Continually seek new ways to boost your knowledge and expand your horizons. Pursue a hobby, undergo some training, join a class or group. Remember, knowledge is power! And learning boosts your self-esteem and life-satisfaction.

3. Plan for change

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Benjamin Franklin

You maximise your chances of success if you take time to plan. Crucially, the first step you must take is determining your ‘why’, why do you want to make these changes? How will they benefit and enhance your life? Write these down. Under each ‘why’ write an action plan. Consider any compromises you’ll need to make to achieve your goals. Factor these into your plan. Consider who or what these changes will affect, partners, family members for example, factor these in too and ensure you communicate with these people to ensure they understand and connect with your ‘why’ too.

Remember, the choices you make today will determine your tomorrow. The best way to avoid a life full of regrets is to embrace your fears and face your challenges with confidence. Many others have done it, so can you!

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8 Powerful Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

A lack of self-confidence is something that affects many of us, and it can have a serious impact on our happiness. Self-doubt can prevent us from living the life of our dreams. The ‘Imposter syndrome’ is the name given to a cluster of commonly held thoughts and attitudes which encourage us to attribute our success to error, luck or charm rather than our ability. Here are eight techniques and processes that can help you break through them and eliminate self-doubt for good:

1. Dream from your heart

Take some time to really consider what it is you really want and write down the goals and priorities that are most important to you. When you give expression to your desires, you take the first step in bringing them out into the world.

2. Activate your imagination by following the path of your heart

Daydream, allow yourself to live favorable outcomes to the problems you are experiencing, and feel yourself truly enjoying your own life. Imagination is a powerful process that sets you on a new course to a happier life.

3. Make your dreams and goals a priority…

By taking positive action every day on the dreams that are most important to you, and on the forward moving steps that your imagination brought into your awareness.

4. Cultivate hope…

That you can have what you want. It’s easy to allow fear to creep in and doubt you’ll ever truly get what you want. Ensure you keep hope alive by envisioning your desires and the changes you want to make. Strive to protect and nurture that seed of hope until it grows into a beautiful new potential.

5. Be your own best friend…

When life is good, and when it is bad. When you are stressed, fearful, or doubtful, do whatever you need to regain mind, body, and spiritual balance. Talk to yourself kindly, take yourself for a walk, go swimming, take a bath, drink a lot of water, breathe deeply. The point is, don’t beat yourself up when you’re down, find new ways to lift your spirit.

6. Follow your intuition

Your conscience will never misguide you and you should always follow it. Continue to listen to your inner voice and let it guide you closer and closer to your dreams.

7. Accept reality

Acknowledge your emotions, feel what you feel, and allow your emotional energy to flow up and out. Then step out of the channel of heavy emotions and dare to bring yourself back into alignment with your vision and imagination of what is possible.

8. Take calculated risks

Step outside your comfort zone. The risks you take may not always bring the results you desire first time round, but each time you dare to step beyond the boundaries of your current limitations, you show yourself that failure is not the end of anything. It’s just a momentary setback. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and find a new way around your setback. Releasing self-doubt isn’t an all or nothing proposition, and it’s not overcome in one instant. You gain confidence as you look deep within, into your true feelings, and discover new ways to express your truths, values, and priorities.

By focusing on what is most important to you and using the tips above, you’ll soon be taking huge leaps towards a more confident you and the life you’ve always dreamed of.

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How to Manifest Success with the Law of Attraction

I am a strong believer in the power of attraction and believe that the nature of our thoughts can help us climb ladders. The Law of Attraction is a modern concept and one that enables us to interpret the deep secrets of reality which have a profound effect on the world as we know it.

The ‘Law of Attraction’ is a New Thought Philosophy which states that energy is the base ingredient of reality, which includes thoughts as well as events. Energy manifests itself as events in the long run; positive energy propels us towards positive events while negativity culminates in negative events. The finer implications of the Law of Attraction are ever present in our daily lives, even though science has no answers to it. Did you ever get a call or meet a friend you suddenly remembered after a long time? Have you ever found yourself dwelling on how your day is panning out so badly only for it to get worse? These ineffable experiences are a manifestation of the Law of Attraction. Our thoughts create an energy flow and this energy flow attracts its likeness.

If you’re not sure how to manifest success with the Law of Attraction, here are a few tips:

Get a Clear Vision

The human mind is unique, just because it can ‘think’, and therein lies the power of thoughts. Thoughts carry an innate creativity inside them, born out of the depths of our minds and which permeate through reality. Every great achievement and every great civilisation was once just a thought, a vision. Creative visualisation is a great tool to shape your dreams into reality. One of the simplest ways to achieve this is to create an image in your mind of whatever it is you desire, a new career, body or home and practice visualizing this for a few minutes every day.

Picture everything down to the finest detail, the colours, the sounds, the smells and how you’ll feel when you’ve accomplished your goal. Weave a story around the object and open the creative boundaries between your mind and the things you desire. For example, if you crave a new career, start thinking about it as if it’s already been accomplished, think of it as your new daily routine. Imagine the workplace environment, the specifics of the role you have taken on, and the kind of people you’d be working with. Once you’ve created this world in your mind, you are tricking your mind into believing it is already a reality. Positive events will then begin to unravel in line with your thoughts and vision.

Have Faith in Yourself

Faith can move mountains. It is the holy grail of success. To have faith is to believe in ourselves. Without faith, a vision is just a barren imagination. Faith is the power that aligns your life events with your thoughts. The early stages of the manifestation process require that we set goals, then we need to develop the belief that we can achieve them, we need confidence in our abilities. Faith stems from conviction. Self-confidence is your secret weapon for achieving success.

Practice Patience

Patience is the road to success. There are no shortcuts in life, and it’s important to remember to enjoy all the things you currently have in your life now and which you may no longer have once all your desires manifest. Enjoy the journey of manifestation, take time forming your vision, and allow time for your thoughts to manifest into events. Don’t be taken aback by failures and ups and downs, these are a fundamental aspect of life. Learn from each experience, don’t dwell on negative outcomes and don’t allow them to become obstacles on your journey to achieving your dreams. Lastly, continue to focus on the long-term gains of realising your goals.

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Five Tips for Managing Stress

Winston Churchill said: “If you are going through hell, keep going!”

Stress tends to creep up on us due to a perceived inability to manage the demands life throws at us. Sometimes it can be beneficial as it pushes us to achieve more, but higher levels of stress sustained over a long period of time can be harmful to our bodies and minds. Stress can have a damaging effect on our immune system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system and even mess with our emotions in a big way.

When we allow stress to continue unchecked and untreated, it can cause chronic anxiety, muscle pain, insomnia, high blood pressure and weakened immune system. Research has shown that stress can play a significant role in the development of diseases like depression, obesity, and heart disease.

These risks mean that we need to develop defence strategies and stress combating tactics to protect ourselves from the dangers that may arise if we don’t work to mitigate stress. There are many ways to self-manage stress and regain control of your full faculties and be healthy again. Here are just a few of the most effective stress combatting tips:

1. Step back from the stressor

Sometimes it is difficult to break away from the main cause of your stress, for example, increasing debt or an unhealthy relationship. However, when you take a step back, this could mean taking a couple of days away to yourself and allowing yourself time to think, you give yourself an opportunity to reflect. This may result in you noticing or feeling things you weren’t before, and in this more relaxed and reflective state you may find a solution that wasn’t obvious before. You will need to face up to the root of the stress at some point, but taking a short break in the interim can help you see more clearly and boost your strength.

2. Exercise

Regular exercise is vital for a strong body and mind and can significantly reduce stress levels. Just 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week will have you smiling and full of energy. Exercise needn’t be meaningless, it could be walking the dog or dancing with friends, it doesn’t have to be solitary either! Exercising with others is a great motivator. Take your pick, run, swim, play a sport, take a salsa dancing class, whichever form of exercise you choose will help you manage your stress levels better. Build up slowly, just 5 – 10 minutes a day will enhance your mood.

3. Meditate and practice mindfulness

Two of the most popular relaxation techniques around the world are meditation and mindfulness. Both help ease stress by releasing negative emotions and focusing on the present moment. They relieve stress by providing the space and clarity we need to alleviate the demands we imagine and which, in many cases aren’t valid.

4. Accept what you cannot control

One of the best ways of reducing stress levels is accepting the fact that you do not always have control over certain situations. Stressful events will occur, there is no avoiding them. We can however control how we react to a stressful situation, how we interpret our experiences is very much down to us.
As Viktor Frankl said, “The one absolute freedom a person has, is the power to choose in a given situation their attitude.”

5. Open up to people

Sharing our experiences both positive and negative can help ease the pressure we feel. It can bring huge relief to discover someone else is experiencing similar problems to us, or to listen to alternative solutions suggested by others.

Stress is a part of everyday life and there’s no way to avoid it completely. Without it, we wouldn’t experience the feeling of accomplishment that follows the overcoming of obstacles and challenges. Ensure you set achievable, realistic expectations for yourself and learn to keep things in perspective.

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Living Your Intentions in Joy & Abundance

“You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state.”

Eckhart Tolle

There is no need to keep waiting to live the life of joy and abundance you deserve, you can start living this way right now. The key to living in joy and abundance is developing the right mindset. Successful, happy people cultivate ‘success mindsets’ because it allows them to control their emotions, make the right decisions and achieve positive results in the face of bad (or sometimes overwhelming) odds.

Consider, for example, an entrepreneur who has encountered a string of losses, or an author whose book didn’t bring them the success they’d hoped. If they hadn’t developed the correct mindset, it’s likely they would have given up at that point. Successful people live in a world of abundance, don’t they? This is because they understand that with a little creativity, courage and an open mind there really is no limit to what can be accomplished.

Developing the right mindset enables us to control our thoughts and understand how our mind works. All of us face a constant stream of ups and downs in life, how we view and react to both good and bad depends on our mindset. Being in control of our thoughts equals being in control of our actions and this is what leads to the best possible outcomes. This empowers us to make the right decisions which will produce optimum results.

When we’re clear on what it is we want, we can begin to manifest the things we desire. If you’re not clear about what you want, you need to make time to determine what you do. Take yourself to a quiet place in an inspiring setting and write down a list of all the things you envision having in your ideal life. The universe can only start giving you what you want when you tell it. You can communicate your desires via meditation, visualisation or by creating a vision board. The energy you are putting into making your dreams loud and clear will help you to begin attracting these things into your life.

Now, you must begin working towards your goals. This starts with clarity, and is followed by action. Write down 3 things you can do today that will move you a little closer to your goals. All it takes is one baby step to get you going, every day and that consistency is what will ultimately make THE difference! Do this every day, take time to write daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals that are in line with your hopes and aspirations, then enjoy the process of accomplishing them. Take time to consider what is most important to you, what are your values? Are they wealth/security/happiness/honesty/passion/love/sharing? Act now to ensure that when you are older, you will look back and be satisfied knowing that you accomplished the things you were destined to do.

To manifest your dreams, start with a little soul searching. Gain deeper insight into your life purpose and the person you are supposed to be. So many of us walk through life so immersed in our daily routines, obligations and responsibilities, that we forget to step back and really consider why we’re here.

Our immersion in fast paced careers can distract us from devoting the time needed to determining the goals we need to set to achieve our dreams. Remind yourself of the importance of setting aside this time, and to working on adjusting your mindset.

Joy and abundance begins in the heart and mind. Every great achievement began in the mind of one person, a successful person who dared to dream, to believe it was possible. Take some time to allow yourself to ask, what if? Think big. Don’t let negative thinking discourage you.

You want to be a “dreamer.” Dream of the possibilities for yourself, your family and for others. If you had a dream that you let grow old, re-ignite the dream! Fan the flames. Life is too short to let it go.

Commit to living your dreams.

Once you commit to living your dreams, the lids blinding your eyes will be lifted. A completely new world will be opened to your view.

You will notice opportunities that have been in your reach all along, ones your conscious mind simply didn’t pay heed to. The fundamental change taking place is your self-identity. This is the point of no return. Once this shift has happened, your whole world changes.

Nothing becomes impossible for you.

Your only limitations are your consciousness, which is quickly expanding. Whatever you want quickly becomes yours because you see what most people don’t. Now that you can see it everywhere, you are sprinting!

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How To Set Smart Goals And Achieve Them

After years of punching the clock and running the rat race, you may be ready for significant changes in your life. Perhaps you are ready for a career change, or maybe you are entrepreneurial minded, so you’d like to start your own business. In either case, the skills you have accumulated over the years are not enough to transition from the corporate world into a new phase. You need to set goals that are specific, realistic and measurable. Your goal may be to open a restaurant for example, but that goal will not manifest without following a series of steps that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

To accomplish your ultimate goal, you have to establish smaller intentions that are precise and clearly defined. Each one is a step of progression in preparation for your final achievement. The process of identifying those intentions requires that you employ the SMART goal setting system. This effective goal setting technique empowers you to seek clarity on what it is you really want, identify distractions and overcome obstacles to ensure you stay on track and avoid wasting time.

What Are SMART Goals

SMART goals are powerful tools that help you to organise, structure and achieve complex ambitions. They enable you to assess your skills and abilities while building your self-confidence and competence. While there are variants of the acronym, SMART stands for:

S – Specific (Significant)
M – Measurable (Meaningful)
A – Attainable (Action-Oriented)
R – Relevant (Rewarding)
T – Time-bound (Trackable)

How To Set SMART Goals And Achieve Them

The first step to creating a SMART goal is to develop a mental picture of the specific outcome you wish to achieve. In what direction do you want your life to go? What characteristics describe the kind of person do you want to become? How do you envision your life in 5 or 10 years from now? Write down the answers to these questions as they will reveal the bigger picture and help you to visualise it. They will also help you to define the set of actions that will get you there.

Second, disseminate your main goals into smaller actionable points that are measurable and achievable. Make a list of all the components that will lead you to your goal. If your main goal is to open a restaurant, then your smaller action steps would include securing a location, hiring staff, creating a menu and organising how the business will operate.

Third, measure your goals to determine if they are attainable and relevant to your bigger objectives. Whether or not you can accomplish these goals depends on the cost, time and resources involved. Opening a restaurant means that you not only have to have a location, but you need tables, chairs, utensils, plates and cookware. On top of that, you must market your business to bring customers through the door, which means you may have to consider the location of your restaurant to determine if it is accessible to your targeted demographic. And while entertainment could be a part of your game plan to make your business attractive and distinguished, you need to decide if planning your music selection and hiring a band are relevant to the immediate goal of ensuring the restaurant opens in time.

The final step is to establish a trackable time-bound line in which you will lay out the milestones you need to reach to accomplish your goals. Your restaurant opening needs to be set for a particular date, and all preparations will need to be carefully handled prior to this date. It could take 3 months to obtain your food and liquor permits which means that even if you were ready to open sooner, you cannot serve any customers until those licenses are in place. Setting priorities will help you determine a time-line that accommodates all your goals in the correct order.

Now that you can properly establish, execute and achieve SMART goals, do not spend too much time thinking about it. Take action today on the first step and allow the momentum to carry you through. If you find yourself feeling stuck or hesitant, regroup your thoughts by reviewing your SMART goals once more. Use visualisation and affirmation techniques to invigorate your subconscious with hope and assurance. You will be rewarded with thoughts of determination and resilience as your goals provide you with direction and inspiration to continue until you achieve them.