In our last two blog posts, you discovered our tips for How to Get Clear on Your Vision for Income and Impact and How to Get Clear on the Vehicle You’ll Use to Achieve Your Vision.
Once you get clear on the vehicle you’re going to use to achieve your vision, it’s not uncommon for fear and doubt to creep in. This is why it’s important to avoid taking blind action when you feel fear or doubt. Instead, we recommend you check your mindset and set yourself up to be emotionally, mentally and spiritually positioned to achieve your vision.
These four steps will help you make the internal shifts necessary to achieve your vision.
Step 1: Celebrate!!!
Make a list of your Top 10 Victories of the year (no matter how big or small).
Then celebrate your victories in style with high 5's, hugs, a celebration dinner, a sweet kiss with someone special, a hot tub or a massage.
Celebration attunes your Spirit to success... so that instead of “turning around failure” you’re building on success.
Step 2: Set Both Happy and Ecstatic Goals.
Fill in the blanks:
1. I'd be happy if I worked with ____ (# of clients) each month by the end of 2015.
2. I'd be ECSTATIC if I worked with ____ (# of clients) each month by the end of 2015.
3. I'd be happy if I was making $________ each month by the end of 2015.
4. I'd be ECSTATIC if I was making $________ each month by the end of 2015.
If you have more goals in addition to clients and money, you can write these out, too.
The key is to keep your goals simple enough that you’ll remember them in three months.
Step 3: Imagine you achieved your ECSTATIC goals.
Journal about WHY this would be so awesome! What would the increase in clients and money make possible for you? How would this benefit your whole life?
If you feel ecstatic about your bright future, you can stop here. You don’t have internal shifts to make around your vision. Just keep breathing in to your excitement, as if you were fanning a flame to make your excitement bigger.
If you feel excited, but also discouraged about the gap between where you are and where you want to be, then move on to Step 4... It’s time to make some internal shifts.
Step 4: Transform yourself.
If you are feeling discouraged, your goal might be so BIG that you have no idea how to get there. If this is the case, then you may want to shrink your vision until you feel more comfortable.
If you are getting a “HELL NO,” to this suggestion, that’s great! Keep your big vision and work on both your inner game and your outer game. The rest of this article will help you with your inner game. As for shifting your outer game, we suggest finding a mentor who has achieved a vision as big as yours... and then follow their system.
How to make inner game shifts:
If you can’t see yourself achieving your vision, it’s probably because you are empowering past failures.
The most successful people in the world have failed MANY times. They understand it’s just part of the game. What makes them successful is how they relate to their failures.
Here is a VERY powerful process to turn your relationship with failure from terrible to amazing.
Take out a fresh sheet of paper and draw a table with three columns and five rows, that looks like this:
In the first column, write down your 5 biggest failures.
In the second column, write down the insight or lesson from each failure that still benefits you today.
In the third column, write down the gift(s) you got from each experience.
Here’s an example from my own life:
Now make another table, but this one will be for your successes.
In the first column, write down your 5 biggest successes.
In the second column, write down the biggest insight or lesson you received from each success that still benefits you today.
In the third column, write down the gift(s) you received from this success.
Here is another example from my own life:
When you do this simple, but powerful exercise, you will transform your relationship to failure and increase your ability to attract a lot more success to you.