Life Your Way

Barbara Hawkins is Coaching Life Skills - A Better Life Using Meditation, The Silva Method, Silva Life System, Silva Intuition Training, Hypnosis, NLP, EFT, Spirituality and more

Plan Your New Year


Every year people write New Year's Resolutions. Perhaps you did too. In fact, they're probably the same ones you've written before!

Did you set Resolutions or Goals? The difference? Resolutions are general while goals are specific.

For instance, if your resolution is to "get in shape" there's no action identified to accomplish it.

Take it a step further by setting specific goals and actions which move you to success ... such as take a walk every day, play tennis at least once a week, etc.

January includes lots of activities to fulfill those goals. Mid- to late-February comes and those goals are receding into a dim memory.

How to change that?

1) Make your goals clear, very clear.   As you're going over your goals, you may discover that some of them can be broken down into smaller goals or steps. This may make the ultimate achievement much easier to envision.

2) Write them down. This is the first step in taking them from thought into physical reality.

3) Keep your focus on them. There are many ways to do this including daily programming using Silva visualization techniques and using something for physical visualization, like photos or a vision board.

4) Make them measurable.

5) Give your goals a fulfillment date.

Both of these make it easier to know your progress.

NOTE to remember:  slow achievement or no achievement of goals is not failure. The only way to fail is to do nothing!

There may be setbacks you couldn't have seen coming. If you encounter an obstacle recognize that it's another opportunity provided along the path to your goal,

Another NOTE to remember: you may change your mind! That's not failure either!

6) Take Purposeful Action  - I'm sure you've heard the adage "Plan your goals and work your plan."  Action is a must!

7) Review Your Goals - It's very helpful to assess your progress a couple of times through the year ... say June First and October First. Doing this keeps your focus, allows for adjustments and changes. No surprises in December either.

8) Every day, make sure to express your gratitude - to yourself, your family, your friends, the Universe .... regardless of the current status of your projects!

Third NOTE to remember: 2 important things - Have fun with your projects and the programming for them. And give yourself rewards along the way. Otherwise you may begin to feel like a worker-drone. No fun - no action.

My final NOTE to remember: You have many proven Silva Method tools available to you. Make Silva programming a part of your daily practice.  It works when you work it!
Every year people write New Year's Resolutions. Perhaps you did too. In fact, they're probably the same ones you've written before!

Did you set Resolutions or Goals? The difference? Resolutions are general while goals are specific.

For instance, if your resolution is to "get in shape" there's no action identified to accomplish it.

Take it a step further by setting specific goals and actions which move you to success ... such as take a walk every day, play tennis at least once a week, etc.

January includes lots of activities to fulfill those goals. Mid- to late-February comes and those goals are receding into a dim memory.

How to change that?

1) Make your goals clear, very clear.   As you're going over your goals, you may discover that some of them can be broken down into smaller goals or steps. This may make the ultimate achievement much easier to envision.

2) Write them down. This is the first step in taking them from thought into physical reality.

3) Keep your focus on them. There are many ways to do this including daily programming using Silva visualization techniques and using something for physical visualization, like photos or a vision board.

4) Make them measurable.

5) Give your goals a fulfillment date.

Both of these make it easier to know your progress.

NOTE to remember:  slow achievement or no achievement of goals is not failure. The only way to fail is to do nothing!

There may be setbacks you couldn't have seen coming. If you encounter an obstacle recognize that it's another opportunity provided along the path to your goal,

Another NOTE to remember: you may change your mind! That's not failure either!

6) Take Purposeful Action  - I'm sure you've heard the adage "Plan your goals and work your plan."  Action is a must!

7) Review Your Goals - It's very helpful to assess your progress a couple of times through the year ... say June First and October First. Doing this keeps your focus, allows for adjustments and changes. No surprises in December either.

8) Every day, make sure to express your gratitude - to yourself, your family, your friends, the Universe .... regardless of the current status of your projects!

Third NOTE to remember: 2 important things - Have fun with your projects and the programming for them. And give yourself rewards along the way. Otherwise you may begin to feel like a worker-drone. No fun - no action.

My final NOTE to remember: You have many proven Silva Method tools available to you. Make Silva programming a part of your daily practice.  It works when you work it!
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This blog article was published on January 26, 2013.