Speak Your Way To Success

You hear what you say, whether you happen to be speaking to yourself or to others.  What you say comes back to you like a boomerang.bul0461

You can speak in ways that empower you, uplift you, advance you toward your goals.  You can even speak in healing ways.  You can speak in ways that make you feel better or worse.

The important point is to be aware of not just what we are saying, but how it is impacting us.  After all, whether we achieve our goals or not depends upon what we do, think, feel and say.  You can talk yourself into a bad day.  You can talk yourself into success.

Every word you speak uses your energy.  Energy is your power to direct your destiny.  No one else is responsible for what you do with you power other than you.

How you speak to others and how you speak about others is not their responsibility.  It is your responsibility to use your speech power in ways that help you, and to avoid using your speech power in ways that hurt you.

Speech is a manifestation of thought.  Your life follows the direction of your thought.  Every thought you think sends you somewhere.  It is up to you to decide upon where you want to go.  Then, use your thought and your speech to help you get there.

If you feel frustrated by any condition in your life, instead of complaining about it – which only makes you feel worse – try becoming more aware of how you are using your thought and speech.

Think about what it is that you want to accomplish in life.  Make a decision about where you want to go.  Then, carefully monitor your thoughts and your speech to recognize whether you are thinking and speaking yourself toward or away from your goal.

As you harness the power of speech to work for you, you speak your way to success.

How To Set Goals To Achieve Goals

 

You would think it to be pretty obvious that you need to set goals in order to achieve goals.

There is probably not a single professional motivational speaker who has not addressed the motivational power of visualizing what you want to accomplish.

Knowing what you want to accomplish will boost your motivation.

Probably the best reason for setting a personal or professional goal is simple: Once you know what you want to accomplish, your life automatically moves in the direction of that accomplishment.

Setting a goal sets the goal accomplishment process into motion.

Then why do so few people get around to goal setting?

One reason might be because they do not realize that setting goals boosts their chances of achieving what they want in life.

Another reason might be that they do not know HOW to set a goal.

Setting goals appears to be easier than it really is.

One common blockages to achieving personal success through goal setting has to do with living in a habitual negative mindset.

We live in a negative mindset by worrying about the future, thinking about what is wrong, focusing on what we dislike, dwelling in thoughts about what we regret or whom we resent.

Filling the mind with darkness leaves it with insufficient mental “space” to receive a bright idea of what we want to accomplish

At a recent team building and leadership development training that I presented, I asked team members to list their goals.  But all they came up with were problems.  They listed things like:

• No more unfair distribution of work-projects

• An end to management “revenge tactics”

• Discarding time-wasting rules

 While these may look like goals, they are really a list of problems.

Setting a goal is like asking someone for what you want.  When you ask a person to NOT do something, you are not being clear about what you want instead.

To set a goal effectively, state what you want, not what you want to avoid or to end.

 A goal is a positive statement
describing what you want.

It took a while in that team building and leadership development training to help the participants formulate what they actually wanted.  The changes looked like this:

• Fair distribution of work-projects

• Management employing only forthright, direct and “up-front” strategies

• A review of rules that work-teams assert to be time-wasters

To prepare your mind to set goals successfully, practice shifting your attention OFF of what
you do NOT want, and onto what you
DO want instead.