Five Steps to Accomplishing Great Goals

All great accomplishments in history began with the imagination. The imagination is the single most powerful tool we have in our mental and physical arsenals. Nothing is by circumstance, you accomplish what you actively and creatively see in your mind's eye first.

People often ask me what the most important thing they can do to assure they reach their goals is, and I ALWAYS answer "just Imagine it". Call it visualization or imagination, it is all the same. But nothing great ever happened without it first being seen in the imagination.

So how do you use your imagination to create something phenomenal? And yes, anyone can do great and phenomenal things. It may be in sports, finances, art, or in relationships, but until it is imagined, it is never accomplished.

Here is a simple 5 step process to use. Take out pen and paper and go through these simple steps:

1) Ask yourself; "What do I really want to do?"
Write the question down and think about it in detail. Do not think about what you have done in the past. The past has nothing to do with your future. What do you really want to do?

2) Assign a time line
Once again, do not think of the past, and especially, do not think about the "How". Think only about what you really want and when you want it. It should be within 1, 3 or 5 years, or may even be as early as next month, but make sure you put a time line to it.

3) Write a detailed description of doing this thing.
Spend some time using your imagination and write out what you want. But here is the "key", it must be in present tense. I have or I am are necessary. Be very specific. Use your imagination and create every bit of detail surrounding your desire. I like to refer to it as "my perfect day", with this "thing" being the centerpiece of your perfect day.

4) Why do you want it?
Get clear on this. You must have a powerful why. Sometimes, you will find in this step that you really do not want the thing you have imagined and something else comes up as more important. If this happens, start from the beginning again.

5) Apply the power of Gratitude.
Beginning immediately, everyday until your goal is achieved, be grateful for it. Spend some time each day being grateful for everything you currently have and for the goal you are working toward. Your gratitude must be in present tense. I am so happy and grateful now that I .......

This may seem to be a very simplistic approach, but it is a very powerful one. Anything your imagination can see, you can achieve. But the achievement of things comes through faith and belief. Believe that your intention is yours. The fact that you have put time and emotion into creating your intent, makes it a very powerful force. So just believe. When you can believe, you can and will receive.

To your unstoppable success...