Now That You're Refreshed . . .

After the last article about taking a day in the country away from the busy life, you must be refreshed and ready with your perspective soothed. So, now is a great time to look at what you are doing and make some decisions.

Take another day and take a good look at what you do and how you do it. See what is working, what isn't, what could. Look over results, statistics. Pay the most attention to two things: The big plan which is your overview, your goal, your desired result, and two, your daily activities.

One of the best ways to really learn a thing is to try to teach it. Now, you don't wait until you're perfect as no one would ever teach anything under that rule. You learn, study and teach. In the process of teaching, you are clarifying it in your own mind. I do this all the time. Trying to teach it brings me to a much higher level. It was after I started teaching commercial truck success that I understood it more and was able to teach even more of it while experiencing even more of it. The teacher who is astute is also aware that they are the best student of their own teaching. Isn't that fascinating?

I am doing what I am trying to teach here: taking the day and looking at the big picture and clarifying my end result desired while looking at the day to day, hour by hour activities and how they fit into the big picture. Sometimes we get confused. If we keep our eyes on the goal and keep believing the end result, that is a good part of the process. The rest is left to daily activities. If the goal is in mind, the daily activities should be moving you toward the goal. It's when we take our mind of the goal that the daily activities wander.

So, let's take an example. Let's say you work at the dealership as the fleet/commercial manager and you have a goal of earning $200,000 per year. You must be able to believe and visualize this--to see the end result of it and feel how it will feel when you are there as if you are already there. Next, do this daily. Now look at your activities and what they have been and how you have spent your time and energy. Now look at what changes you think need to be made to be in alignment with that goal. Don't think about a perfect plan, just look at what you've done and what you think will get you aligned with the goal. You'll know from a feeling point of view how you're doing.

At one point I used to try to figure everything out. I was really into the "how" part of it. Taking the goal and breaking it down into pieces and planning out each step and trying to turn all of that into a cohesive plan of action with recordkeeping to see if I was on track or off track. Then I would try to make adjustments. If I got behind, I would get discouraged because now there was not enough time to do it all. Then I would get depressed about not achieving the goal, start believing I didn't deserve it and on and on. What a waste of energy that is.

You have to leave room for others to help you reach your goals. Don't worry about all the "how" aspects and stop worrying all together. Stay focused on the goal and just do your best effort each day. I have a sign on my wall that says "What is my job and How is God's job." I'm leaving room. I don't have all the answers. I just know what I want and every day I am doing what I can with my goal on the forefront of my mind. I am also grateful for everything that comes into my life, regardless of what it is.

It is the goal that draws, not the activity. The activity does contribute, so it is important, but the goal, visualizing it and feeling how it will feel when it is a reality is the most important. You have to believe it regardless of what others might think. I recommend not even telling others about your goal. It's yours. The only thing that is really important is that you believe it. I have used this process on many goals that I really wanted and could get clear on with great success.

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