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Goals for Athletes Part 4: Special Rules for Writing Your Goals Daily!

You should have read so far:

Goals for Athletes Part 1:

Goals for Athletes Part 2:


Goals for Athletes Part 3:

There are some special rules that you must follow to get the most out of writing your goals daily. First you must use the three P forumla.:

Your goals must be written and described in the positive, present and personal tenses.

Your goals must be stated positively. Instead of saying “I will quit smoking” or “I will lose a certain number of pounds of weight,” you would say “I am a non-smoker,” or “I weigh X number of pounds.” Your command must be positive because your subconscious mind cannot process a negative command. It is only receptive to a positive, present tense statement. Your subconscious mind is only activated by affirmative statements phrased in the present tense. You therefore use the present tense as well. You write down your goals as though you have already accomplished them. Instead of saying “I will become a World Champion in the next 12 months” you would say, “I am a World Champion this year.”

The third P stands for personal. From now on and for the rest of your life, write out every goal beginning with teh world “I” followed by a verb of some kind. You are the only person in the universe who can use th word “I” in relation to yourself. When your subconscious mind receives an order beginning with the word “I” it is as though the factory floor receives a production order from the head office. It goes to work immediately to bring the goal into your reality. For example, you would not say “My goal is to become a World Champion this year.” You would say, “I am a World Champion this year.”

Begin each of your goals with phrases such as “I earn,” “I weigh,” “I achieve,” “I win,” “I drive such and such a car,” “I live in such and such a home,” “I climb such and such a montain,” and so on.

To add power to your daily written goals, put a deadline at the end of each goal. For example you might write, “I will be a World Champion by August 1, 2010,” followed by the particular year. Your mind loves deadlines and thrives on a forcing system. Even if you do know how the goal is to be acheived always give yourself a firm deadline. Remember you can always change the deadline with new information. But be sure you have a deadline, like an exclamation point, after every goal.

When you begin writing your goals you may have no idea how they will be accomplished. But this is not important. All that matters is that you write and rewrite them every day, in complete faith, knowing that every single time you write them down you are impressing them deeper and deeper into your subconscious mind. At a certain point you will begin to believe with absolute conviction that your goal is achievable.

Once your subconscious mind accepts your goals as commands from your conscious mind, it will start to make all your words and actions fit a pattern consistent with those goals. Your subconscious mind will start attracting into your life people and circumstances that can help you achieve your goals. Your subconscious mind words 24 hours a day like a massive computer that is never turned off to help bring your goals into your reality. Almost without your doing anything your goals will begin to materialize in your life, sometimes in the most remarkable and unexpected ways.

Whenever you write down a new goal of any kind you may be skeptical and doubtful about the likelihood of accomplishing it. You may have the idea in your conscious mind, but you will not yet have developed the total belief and conviction that it is possible for you. This is normal and natural. Just don’t let it stop you from usign this method every single day.

All that is required to make this method work for you is to get a spiral notebook and then to discipline yourself each day to write down your 10 goals in the positive, present, personal tense. That’s all you need. In a week, a month, a year, you will look around you and you will see that your whole life will have transformed in the most remarkable was.

In the next article (Part 5)I will some techniques that will build on the 3P’s formula!

Roberto Torralbas

The BJJEngineer

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