The Process which leads to making your dreams and goals real needs to be fun.

Otherwise, you will be labeled a social outcast by everyone who knows you ;-)

My passion is to create balance in my own life and once achieved, share with others how I did it.

If you set goals that are sincere and follow a specific action plan, you'll deserve the success and happiness you'll get. If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

Consider the following five (5) concepts with regards for converting goal-setting to goal-getting:

- Don't confuse wishful thinking with goals.

- Ignore old programming that prevents you from setting goals.

- Determine your own best approach to goal-setting.

- Approach goals as a process, not as a place to be.

- Make sure your goals pass the SMART test: specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and timely.

It really makes sense to personalize this process to match with WHO you are already. You don't need to become something your not, or even *somebody else* to move your life in a direction that works for you.

Most of us procrastinate because of a subconscious desire *not* to achieve a goal. We resist writing our goals down, we resist formulating an action plan, and we especially resist following through.

Fear of failure AND Fear of success are two sides of the same coin.

Most have experienced the fear of failure, but why fear of success? It doesn't make sense ... Success is a *good* thing. Why would anyone fear success?

We fear success because it can put us in the spotlight. When we're under scrutiny we tend to feel self-conscious. It can be safer to remain in the shadows, in the background.

Fear of success can also be from early-childhood scripting. Those same old tapes that block us from setting goals may also keep us from following through in pursuit of them.

Then there is also the *What will I do for an encore* syndrome? If you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down!

As human beings, we are designed to be goal-strivers.

If you have a clear and specific image of where you're going and follow your action plan for getting there, your *rider* (conscious mind) will go where your *horse* (subconscious mind) wants it to go. There will be times when progress won't be as rapid as you'd like. You may feel that you're drifting. You may find it difficult to recognize that you're moving ahead. To keep from getting discouraged, follow these six strategies to create a system of roadmaps, milestones, and direction markers:

1. Focus on Your Action Plan Daily.

2. Set Up a Self-Monitoring System.

3. Make a Contract with Friends and Co-Workers.

4. Use Progressive Self-Discipline to Stay on Target.

5. Design Your Own System of Motivational Rewards.

6. Control Burnout by Setting Priorities and Narrowing Your Focus.

"We are engineered as goal-seeking mechanisms. We are built that way. When we have no personal goal which we are interested in and which *means something* to us, we are apt to *go around in circles,* feel *lost* and find life itself *aimless.*.... People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile." --Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)

I read Psycho-Cybernetics about 10 years ago, and it definitely changed me. The content provided me with a specific "How-To" for any goal I wanted to achieve and made me realize that the process is a conscious effort and takes time.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz created his self-improvement phenomenon: 'Psycho-Cybernetics' at age 61, as the climax to an already varied, colorful and exceptionally successful career. For many years, Dr. Maltz had a flourishing practice as a reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgeon, lectured internationally on his medical specialty, and pursued a dual career as a prolific author.

He was inspired to move from treating "outer scars" to "inner scars" after observing that so many patients' unhappiness and insecurities were not cured, as they and he had believed would occur when he gave them the perfect new faces they desired. Dr. Maltz first wrote of this discovery in his book "New Faces, New Futures." In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Maltz suggested that many people "see themselves" inaccurately, their perceptions distorted by unchallenged and often erroneous beliefs imbedded in the subconscious mind.

After a decade of counseling hundreds of patients, extensive research of everything from German missile guidance technology (then more advanced than our own) to hypnosis, and testing his evolving "success conditioning techniques" on athletes and salespeople, he published his findings, in 1960, in the original 'Psycho-Cybernetics' book. It was an instant bestseller and made Dr. Maltz one of the most in-demand motivational speakers throughout the 1960's and the early 1970's.

Now you know what's needed to take control of your life and enjoy new levels of personal and professional success!

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