Feb 10, 2016
How to Achieve Your Goals: The Power of Positive Thinking
Lean the principles to help you to achieve your goals
“Moderation is a fatal thing, nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar Wilde
What would you do if you knew you could achieve anything you set your mind to? Where would you go if you had the means to travel anywhere in the world? If money, education, and other resources were no object, what would you like to be, do, and have?
The truth is, there are no real limitations to what we can achieve in life. The only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves
The Story of the Boy and the Echo
There is a story about a boy who was walking along a mountainous path with his father. The boy slipped and fell, and he called out for help.
“Somebody, help me!” he cried.
A voice echoed back, “Somebody, help me!”
The boy was confused. “Who are you?” he asked.
“Who are you?” the voice replied.
“You are a coward!” the boy shouted.
“You are a coward!” the voice echoed back.
“You are a fool!” the boy shouted again.
“You are a fool!” the voice repeated.
The boy’s father reached out and helped him up. “Son,” he said, “that is called an echo. It sends back the vibration of your words. But it is also true of life. Life gives you exactly what you give to it.”
The father then shouted, “You are a winner!”
The echo replied, “You are a winner!”
The father shouted again, “You have got what it takes!”
The echo shouted back, “You have got what it takes!”
The father boomed, “You can make it!”
The echo reverberated, “You can make it!”
The boy’s father then turned to him and said, “Son, that is how life works. Whatever you send out, comes back to you.”
The Power of Positive Thinking
This story illustrates the power of positive thinking. When we think positive thoughts, we attract positive experiences into our lives. And when we think negative thoughts, we attract negative experiences.
If you want to achieve your goals, it is important to start thinking positively. Visualize yourself achieving your goals and believe that you can do it.
When you believe in yourself, you are more likely to take action and persevere in the face of challenges.
How to Use Positive Thinking to Achieve Your Goals
Here are some tips on how to use positive thinking to achieve your goals:
- Set clear and specific goals.
You must know what you want before you can get it. What do you really really want?
Do you want to become a best-selling Author? Become a Pilot? Teach in the University? Start a global company? Become the President of your country?
- See the End Result
See yourself as a best-selling Author even if you haven’t written a single word. See yourself flying the plane or being addressed as Mr. President!
What you think about you bring about. Act as though you are already the person you want to be.
By doing this you are tapping into the creative power within you.
- Visualize yourself achieving your goals.
Visualization is realization. You can program your subconscious mind through visualization to realize and achieve your goals.
- Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.
Read my article on the positive power of believing in yourself.
If you believe you can, you can. Beliefs make impossibility possible, and possibilities impossible.
Believe you can and a way will open up.
- Take action and persevere in the face of challenges.
Take positive and inspired actions. If you follow the first 3 steps you will know what right action to take. Once you get an inspiration to do something along the path of your goals, swing into action immediately. Don’t wait!
- Surround yourself with positive people and resources.
Walk with winners and you will win! Look for people doing great things and hang out with them.
Cultivate great relationships. Become an intentional goal achiever!
The power of positive thinking is real. When we think positive thoughts, we attract positive experiences into our lives. If you want to achieve your goals, start thinking positively today.
Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed, and take action towards your goals. With right ideas, smart work and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
I hope this article has inspired you to use the power of positive thinking to achieve your goals.
Thank you for reading!
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Felix A. Duyilemi is the Senior Pastor of Christ Classic Int’l Ministries and the world’s #1 Greatness and Leadership Coach who specializes in helping people create extraordinary results by becoming aware of their infinite potential. He is the creator of 1000X Results Coaching Program, a Coaching Program designed to skyrocket your results.
Felix A. Duyilemi is the author of the Award-winning book, “How to Borrow God’s Brain to Succeed” and other top-rated books and has giving more than 5000 talks on subjects ranging from Success Ideation, Mindset, Leadership and Potential Maximization. His latest book is “How to Monetize Your Brain.”
When he’s not learning, or coaching or speaking, he’s at home enjoying the company of his amazing family!Reach him at [email protected]