Intention is a powerful force when fueled by imagination. It brings to life your dreams and those of successful people including champion athletes. One such example is Tara Lipinski who at the age of six decided that she wanted to be a figure skater while watching the Olympics on TV. Her mother saw her standing on a chair one day and asked her what she was doing. The future champion smiled and replied, “I’m standing on the podium at the Olympics receiving my gold medal.”
When you visualize, affirm your goal, and focus on your vision board, you give your goal a dynamic power that sets the stage for success. This focus trains your brain on what you need to make it happen.
The human brain has this amazing tool called the reticular activating system. It operates full-time to let in the information appropriate to our current intentions.
When you’re lying in bed watching tv and feeling hungry, for instance, what do you notice? All those fast-food ads suddenly capture your attention and you get the urge to go look for food in your kitchen. If you realize your gas gauge is on empty, your focus changes to finding a gas station. Simple as that.
When you form inspired intentions linked to powerful emotions, the reticular activating system filters out what you don’t need and lets in those resources you do need—the people, ideas, and possibilities. Those resources were there before, but you weren’t seeing or sorting them, because you were focused on fast food, gas stations, or something equally mundane.
Now, however, you see the valuable resources that match your beliefs and align with your goal. You start to perceive opportunities, attract supportive people, and take actions that accelerate your success.
30 more days to Old Year’s Night. Start making a list of things that you would like to change in 2014 – it is ok if the list is long. At least you have made a start in the right direction.
I would like to encourage you to share with me your list of goals for 2014, your successes or failures for 2013 and I will respond to your correspondence. This will be my Christmas gift to you, my readers who have been an inspiration to me during 2013. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send your letters to: PO Box 5145, St. James. Looking forward to assisting in your success for 2014.