Many years ago, Earl Nightingale said, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”
That was the best definition of success I’ve ever come across.
So, let’s talk about how YOU can realize your worthy ideal. And how you can keep achieving your ideals or goals, one after another, in the years ahead.
Before we get started, let’s get clear on two things…
First, any time you want to make a significant change, whether it’s earning a lot more money or ending world hunger, you’re not just trying to change your income or feed more people. You’re trying to change a paradigm—the ideas, beliefs, and habits you have about those ideas.
And second, you can’t change your paradigm with self-will alone.
If you understand those two things—and you’re ready and willing to change, you’ll be amazed by where it leads you
The Only Two Ways to Change a Paradigm
One way to change a paradigm is to experience an emotional impact that hits you so hard that your life is never the same. It’s usually a negative or troubling event, such as a death, an act of violence, or a natural disaster, but it can also be positive.
Since significant emotional impacts are unpredictable, I strongly recommend using repetition, the second way to change a paradigm. Repetition is exposing yourself to a new idea over and over again.
The point of repetition is not to memorize information, but rather to impress the idea or image into your subconscious or emotional mind enough times that it replaces the old idea or paradigm that resides there.
Repetition is the Mother of All Learning
Repetition is one of the primary ways we learn. And changing a paradigm is ultimately learning (or adopting) new beliefs and habits.
You see, our paradigm is tricky. It has us accepting the concept that if we can remember and repeat information, we’ve learned it.
Regardless of how often we’ve heard it or how many people believe it, that is not learning—it is merely gathering information.
This is precisely why so many people continually get the same results. They read books and attend seminars, but very little changes. The main thing that does change is their frustration is heightened.
LEARNING IS WHEN…
A Closer Look
Consciously entertaining an idea—in this case, your goal—is easy.
Emotionalizing the idea so that it gets planted in the subconscious mind is anything but easy because your paradigm is deeply rooted in you. It has been running the show for a long time, and it does not want to change.
Let’s say your goal is to lose 30 pounds in a year. That’s a worthy ideal; however, your paradigm wants you to stay just the way you are.
The paradigm doesn’t want to lose the weight, so it’s prepared to throw up roadblocks to keep you at or near your current weight.
When you start snacking on carrot sticks and hitting the gym, your paradigm fights back with statements like, “Come on… one piece of bread isn’t going to hurt you” or “You’ve got too much to do to go to the gym. You can go later.”
So you must keep repeating your goal and impressing the image of the slimmer you over and over until it starts to take hold in your subconscious mind.
That’s because initially, the image is weak because it’s only in your conscious mind. It’s like a little sapling planted there. Repetition works to loosen the soil of the conscious mind and allow the new image to take root in the subconscious mind.
The more you impress the image into your emotional mind, the stronger it becomes. Eventually, the old image (the paradigm) weakens, and the new one replaces it, and you move into the vibration that the image creates.
This process works because it is aligned with natural laws. That said, it’s important to be mindful of the ideas that you are planting.
Unlike the conscious mind, the subjective mind is totally subjective. It accepts whatever you give it. So, ANYTHING that you say, write, or feel over and over again will eventually become fixed in the subconscious mind…
As a little kid, I was late for school fairly often. So the teacher would have me write a hundred times, “I’m late for school. I’m late for school.”
What she didn’t understand was that she was actually programming me to be late for school!
Just 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life
Each day, you allocate a portion of your time to certain things. You eat every day. You wash your body. You get dressed.
Well, if you want to improve the quality of your life, start allocating a portion of each day to changing your paradigm.
Use the **download below today to start dedicating time to building a new image in your mind by writing your goal—in the present tense—at the top of the sheet.
Then, immediately afterward, write your goal with your opposite hand ten times. Then, do it again later today so that you have written your goal 20 times with the opposite hand.
Tomorrow, take a new sheet and repeat this process, writing with your opposite hand, twice a day.
Doing this for just 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days will pay huge dividends in shifting your paradigm.
And here’s something else I highly recommend…
Become an actor. Write a script that details how you really want to live, and then read it and re-read it. Memorize the script and then internalize it. Become the script. Become emotionally involved with it. And then, you’ll start to live the part.
There’s a very good reason that people say repetition is the mother of all learning. But, don’t believe what anyone else says. Give it a shot for yourself to let the principle of repetition prove itself to you. I know you’ll be glad that you did.
To your success,
** You will find you free download on my Free closed FB Group "Ignite Your Imagineer Self."
As we approach the halfway mark of 2022, it may be time to refresh your goals.
I say that because half of the people who set goals at the beginning of the year abandon those goals by the end of January.
And by mid-year, many people who continued with their goals in February have either given up on them or let them fade away.
They fall back into old habits and continue to get the results they so desperately wanted to change at the beginning of the year.
I don’t want that to happen to you this year. So today, I’m sharing five strategies that will help you refresh your goals and put you squarely back on the road to realizing them—perhaps by year’s end.
However, there’s one thing I think it’s vital for you to understand. You should be aware of what’s really going on when you abandon your goals. Otherwise, you will continue to fall short of achieving them.
You may think you know why you have difficulty reaching certain goals. However, if you’re like most people, you are lying to yourself.
Here are the three underlying reasons you may sometimes find it hard to stick with your goals.
Reason 1: You Don’t Believe You Can Do ItI want you to think about something: You are God’s highest form of creation. You can use your thoughts to create almost anything you seriously want. No other creature on earth can do that.
Unlike any other being, you have an imagination that you can use to create something that has never existed. Something that changes the world.
And you can break performance records, write best-selling books, live in the house of your dreams, build homes for families and schools for children in need, and make all the money you want.
You can do all those things and much more. But you have to believe in yourself.
The question is, why don’t you believe you can achieve your goals and dreams?
The truth is much of it is not your fault…
Many of the beliefs you’ve been programmed with have been around for hundreds of years. Those beliefs might have made sense a long time ago, but they are absurd today since we live in such a different world. So, many of your current beliefs must be upgraded to align with what’s possible in today’s world.
Leland Val Van de Wall said, “Our belief system is based upon our evaluation of something, and frequently if we reevaluate a situation, our belief about that situation will change.”
So if you don’t believe you can achieve your goal, it’s time to reevaluate some things, such as…
Reason 2: Your Goal Doesn’t Inspire YouIf you abandon a goal, it may be because it’s not exciting enough for you to put in the effort to reach it. While it might be something you feel you have to do or should do, it may not inspire you.
Instead of setting uninspiring goals that you think you can achieve with just a bit more effort, permit the thought that you truly are God’s highest form of creation to flow through your entire being.
Give yourself a new title: Director. Realize that as the director of your life, you can make any movie you want. Decide what story you want to tell, what scenes you want to shoot, and how you want the movie to end.
Let your mind go and write down several things that you’d really, really like to be, do, or have this year.
Then, pick one big and beautiful idea as your goal—something that will inspire you. Otherwise, you will be far more likely to give up on it when the road to its manifestation gets rough.
Reason 3: You Try to Change the End ResultMany people struggle to reach their goals because they set a goal without changing how they think.
For example, a salesperson with low sales will set a high-income goal for the year but give up on it within a few months.
Or someone may decide that this is the year that they’ll finally get in shape. So, they start running five days a week, lift weights three days a week, and change their diet. However, within a few weeks, they stop exercising and go back to eating the way they’ve always eaten.
Year after year, these people fall into the same old patterns that keep them from making the required changes to reach their goals.
They are trying desperately to change their END RESULTS. However, the RESULTS they get are and will continue to get will be determined by their ACTIONS, which are always motivated by their mindset.
An unseen enemy stops these people because they do not understand that their mindset is the actual cause of their results.
This is a common error that you may also be making. You may identify with your present results because they are in harmony with your current mindset.
Make Success InevitableWhenever you have failed to reach a goal, it was primarily due to one thing: what was going on in your mind at the time.
So, this year, practice the following to shift your mindset to align with your goal:
1. Visualize. Hold an image in your mind of a goal that truly inspires you (if the one you have now doesn’t excite you, build a new one).
2. Think about the mindset you need to achieve your goal and act as if every day.
3. Make personal development a priority and listen to people who have already done what you want to do.
4. Push past your discomfort and stick to a habit (such as doing one to three goal-oriented tasks) that will move you closer to your goal and the life you want.
5. Get an accountability partner and report to them regularly.
You will bring more of yourself to the surface when you develop these habits. And, over time, you will realize that reaching your goal becomes not merely “possible” or “probable, it becomes practically inevitable.
To more and better,
P.S. Here’s something else that will help you move closer to your goals for 2022. Use the report card to help you see where you’re doing well and which areas need improvement.
Get your free report card under Guides/Goals from my private closed group in FaceBook "Ignite Your Imagineer Self."
Despite their best efforts and intentions to make significant advancements in life, more than 90 percent of the population go through their entire life getting close to the same results.
So, what holds them back?
You see, our paradigms control our results. Try as we might, we can’t outperform them. Unfortunately, only a tiny percentage of people understand that. And an even smaller percentage know how to change their paradigms to get the results they want.
It’s an enormous problem because millions of people work really hard to improve their lives for years or even decades with very little to show for it. Many of these people try to change everything under the sun to get their desired results. Everything but themselves.
But here’s the deal…
When you really get down to it, your behavior causes your results. So if you haven’t been able to get the results you want, it’s NOT the economy, your boss, or your spouse that’s the problem.
What’s stopping you doesn’t have anything to do with what’s happening around you. It has to do with something inside you, your subconscious conditioning. That is what a paradigm is—a group of habits that are programmed into the subconscious mind that controls your behavior.
So, instead of waiting for the economy to improve or for your boss to recognize your potential, let’s talk about what it takes to shift your paradigm.
It’s inconvenient, but it works
To change a paradigm, start thinking of something in your life you’d like to change or do better.
Let’s say you have a habit of sleeping in and want to get up earlier. That’s a typical result that many people have a problem with.
To get you started, think about the ideas you have planted in your subconscious mind and the habits you have formed that keep you sleeping late, lying in bed after waking up, or hitting snooze when your alarm goes off.
Next, write out the specific negative results you are getting. Write any behavior or result you can think of that you don’t want.
“I always sleep later than I want to. And when I wake up, instead of getting up right away, I tell myself I just need another 10 minutes. Then, I stay up late watching TV at night instead of going to bed at a decent time, making it hard to get up early. It’s a vicious cycle.”
Then, ask yourself, “What is the polar opposite of what I don’t want?” And write out the answer in the present tense:
“I am so happy and grateful now that when I wake up, I get up. And at night, I go to bed at a reasonable time that allows me to get up at 6:30 each morning.”
Finally, write the above statement out one hundred times a day for 30 days.
I know your logic will tell you that this is silly and won’t work. But even though it seems illogical, do it anyway.
That would have been a crazy thing for me to say 13 years ago. Back then, I was the poster child for logic and had been all my life. You don’t get straight A’s through school … graduate as the top law student in the country… and close $100 Billion in deals by being illogical.
But when I started to study Bob’s teachings for hours every day, I quickly discovered that if I was going to make the change that I desperately wanted, I would have to do illogical things.
Because our paradigm dictates our logic.
Our logic controls our habitual behavior.
And our behavior produces our results.
So, if you or I want to be, do, or have something significantly different, we must do things outside of the box we have built for ourselves. We need a strategy that is based on uncommon sense.
And writing the same statement 100 times a day for 30 days in a row is not something the 90-something percent of the population that is stuck is willing to do. It goes again their logic.
However, if you do it, you will start to get up earlier because you will have programmed a new and desirable idea into your subconscious mind over 30 days. The new idea will take root and then take over because the old idea of sleeping until a particular hour and then staying in bed for another 15 minutes after waking up will die from a lack of nourishment.
Give it a whirl
Do this exercise for a relatively simple habit first. Then, realize that it will work for any habit if it works for that habit.
It will work in sales. “I’m so happy and grateful now that I’m in front of or on the phone with a prospect before 9:00 a.m. every working day, asking them to buy.”
It will work with changing your diet. “I’m so happy and grateful now that I enjoy eating three servings of fruit and four servings of vegetables each day.”
It will work with reading. “I’m so happy and grateful now that I read for 30 minutes every morning before 8:00 a.m.”
It will work with everything.
You can change any habit by planting a new idea in your subconscious mind by repeating it consistently. Repetition is the first law of learning.
It’s a simple little thing, but you’ll see that it works like pure magic if you try it.
Now, I’m curious what you think about this strategy…
Do you think it will work? Are you willing to give it a try? Do you have a habit in mind to start with?
Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
To more and better,
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