Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a goal-getting machine? What if it were something that, once you feed it your goal, would automatically start working toward the goal, even when you’re asleep or thinking about something else?
Why “How” Is Not Always The Best Focus
When most people think about accomplishing a goal, they think about how they’re going to do it. That’s not a bad thing but it may not be the most effective way to reach your goal. Why? Well, for one thing, you have incomplete information. If you want to learn to be a great piano player for instance (or any other goal), you’re going to learn more about what it takes as you go. You might have some beliefs that will color your thinking about getting your goal. “If I wanted to be a great piano player, I needed to have started when I was 5. Plus, you either have talent or you don’t. I’m not sure I’m talented.”
Remember What The Dormouse Said
It’s not about the obstacles in the way of you reaching your goals. It’s not about knowing how you’re going to accomplish your goals. It’s about connecting emotionally to the result of getting your goals. It’s about the “why”. The why is your motivation. Without the motivation, you won’t get it done. With motivation, you act, solve problems, overcome obstacles and generally do more of what you need to do to “get ‘er done.”
Your personal goal-getting machine is your mind. Your mind goes after what you feed it. A great way to get your goals is to feed your mind the results of your goals and feel great when you’re doing it. In other words, see and hear yourself having accomplished your goals and feeling the wonderful feelings you have a result of accomplishing those goals.
Where Hypnosis Comes In
One definition of hypnosis is the “bypass of the critical factor and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking.” Translated, that means focusing on what you want without evaluating. That’s a great way to feed your mind your goals. The more positive emotion you can attach to the goals, the better. In short…
- Your mind goes after what you feed it
- If you feed it too many thoughts about obstacles, it will move toward the obstacles
- Feed your mind the results of your goals along with positive emotions
What About Planning? What About Obstacles?
Planning, strategizing and figuring out how to overcome obstacles are vital activities. Set aside time to do them. Once you’ve done them and you have a plan, go right back to focusing on your goals and how great it feels to have them.
PS: The dormouse reference is a lyric from a more detail here and a self-hypnosis program here.