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Goals

Resolve says, "I will." The man says, "I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too far, too steep, too rocky and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying." Jim Rohn*

 

Anybody who has ever read a book or attended a seminar on success principles knows the importance of goal setting.

Why though do some people seem to be able to set a goal and achieve it, seemingly easily, while others are unable to reach their goals no matter how hard they work? If it were as simple as hard work there would be many more successful people around, we all know people who graft hard all their lives but never seem to make much of anything.

Whatever we are doing in life there is always a hidden factor in play – our core beliefs. A person who believes that they were not born to be an athlete will never win a race. A person who believes inside that they are fat will never lose weight and keep it off no matter how hard they try. A person who believes that don't deserve to have money will never be rich.

Many of our beliefs have been with us for so long that we are not even aware of what they are. If you're family passed on an old belief that you will never have money then you sure as anything won't no matter how hard you work.

Have you ever tried to do something and heard a little voice in your head tell you that you can't do it? Pay attention to these voices, they are your beliefs talking to you. However in the same way that if you live next to a busy road for long enough you will stop noticing the traffic noise you stop noticing the inner voice after a while. It doesn't go away it's still there in the back of your mind causing you to doubt and fail.

We are taught that using affirmations is a powerful way to program ourselves for success. It's true that they are very useful they are great motivators and can also be used to install new beliefs however they are not powerful enough to overcome a core belief. If a person who sets a goal to play a round of golf in 80 shots holds a core belief that they are not a good golfer then the affirmations will fail no matter how many times they are repeated. Every time they affirm "I will break 80" there is the inner voice saying "no you're won't I've seen you play and you're terrible". This sets up an internal conflict and is often the cause for people who seemingly self sabotage. The golfer is having a great round and then suddenly falls to pieces, it's like there is something inside that says "your belief is that you will never break 80 and it looks like it could happen so lets do something about that" – we can never achieve anything unless we first believe it. It's like driving with one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake – the engine will make a lot of noise but you will never get anywhere.

The reason that affirmations cannot overcome strongly held beliefs is because that is not how they were created in the first place. Nobody repeats to themselves "I am terrible at golf, I am terrible at golf" 10 times a day for 30 days so why would the opposite work?

Using modern energy techniques I can help you understand yourself better what your beliefs are and why you act and behave in the way that you do and knowing yourself is the first key to change. Once you understand yourself it is simple, fun and exciting to be able to decide what you would like your reality to be and to make it happen.

*Quotes by Jim Rohn, America's Foremost Business Philosopher, reprinted with permission from Jim Rohn International ©2011. As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of lives during his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive life change. For more information on Jim and his popular personal achievement resources or to subscribe to the weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter, visit www.jimrohn.com