Clear channel!!!Clear channel!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Today’s mental workout for reflection Fridays examines an essential element of success, clarity. It’s hard to get to where you are going if you are not clear of how to get there. You may not need to know exactly how to reach a desired goal, you may have to experiment a little, but you certainly need to be in the ball park or else you are leaving too much up to chance. The aim is to achieve enhanced clarity as you go along on your journey. You need to have the destination in mind, then offer up alternate possibilities to get there through your own initiative and ambition. You need to communicate a clear signal to your mind of what success entails. How will you know when you get there? How will you measure whether you are on the right track? How will reaching your destination affect your life? You need to communicate clearly to your mind that success in your endeavor is the ultimate destination, that you will not stop until you achieve it. The louder the signal is received in your mind, the stronger the action taken. If you stay comfortable with your present situation, your mind will also be fine with it.

To help you achieve increased clarity, plan out your long-term goals, things you wish to achieve 3 to 5 years from now. Visualize what you want your life to be like then, how will it feel to be you then. It’s very important to ensure this is what you desire for yourself, not what others want for you. You want to tap into your power source within, the natural energy and passion that will propel you towards doing what you must day in day out. This is your long-term vision for yourself that should energize, motivate and inspire you for the duration. Furthermore, during your planning, create your short-term goals ranging from daily, quarterly and yearly action steps. These short-term goals should of course get you closer to accomplishing your long-term goals. The key is increased clarity as you progress on your journey. Some things will work out well, others may fail, you must determine how to measure your progress along the way. You will find tools that can help you which you may not have known existed during your planning stages, always be ready to adapt and improvise. Increased clarity comes from knowing the most important items you need to execute to achieve each particular goal.

Gain clarity in what you do, how you do it and honest assessments of your actions. You must actively program your subconscious to work around the clock seeking ways to assist you. Activate your mind’s Reticular Activating System(RAS), it exists to take instructions from your conscious mind and pass them unto the subconscious. Provide clear instructions of what you desire your mind to focus on. You must have total self-belief that you have the power to create the life you desire for yourself. You must commit fully to mastering your own destiny, you are not going to simply wish for the next overnight magic solution. Of course, you will never have all the right answers, but keep asking the right questions that set you on the right path, you will have to experiment and test to figure out how to best get to your destination. As long as your mind is working with you, you have a higher likelihood of success. Learn to eliminate the interference of negative thoughts with positive affirmations. Be aware of the energy of those around you, you would be wise to hang more with problem solvers and solution seekers than victims and negative naysayers. Gain clarity through experience of your endeavors, always be objective. Be patient, you will get to your destination in due time. Good luck and as always, make it a crystal clear mental workout.