What obstacles are preventing you from achieving your goal? What must you do to overcome them?
Knowing what you must achieve is not enough. You have to anticipate the challenges you are likely to face. Think about what you can do to deal with those challenges and perhaps turn them into opportunities.
Going back to the “millionaire goal” we used as an example earlier, some of the obstacles you could expect are Lack of know-how or training, lack of resources, difficult or no access to the people you need for your success, lack of inspiration or the correct mentors or coaches.
There are many ways to overcome any or all of these obstacles. One possible alternative to overcome all these potential challenges is to attend more seminars and networking events to get to know more people and discover new business opportunities.
The important thing that you need to know is that you will be faced with various challenges along the way to living in the magic of life. The only difference between those people that turn their 86400 seconds a day into super success and those left floundering in mediocrity is how the super successful choose to deal with challenges and how they efficiently use their time.
We all have the same amount of time every day; we all face challenges, yet we all achieve different results; why?
The answer is very simple:
• How we manage the available time.
• How we deal with the challenges we encounter
• How desperately we want or rather need to achieve something in or with our lives.
• How we allocate our available resources.
You can and will achieve anything if you have the will and enough desire to do so
State Your Goal in the Present
We now need to change the time line for our goals from the future to the present. We need to create structural tension in our brains, whereby we create a goal statement that declares our goal as already complete.
The difference between your current reality and your stated goal (future reality), creates what is known as structural tension in your brain. Your subconscious then begins to mobilize all the forces of the universe to align your goal with your reality. You effectively program your reticular activating system (internal Google search engine) to start searching for all the resources, knowledge, people etc that will help you live your goal. You also begin to actively utilize one of the most powerful forces of nature, namely the “Law of Attraction” or as I prefer to call it the “Law of Intention”.
In this exercise, you’ll work with three goals you’ve already identified. Please work on changing the goal language from the future to the NOW!!!!.
Goals, as you defined them earlier, differ slightly from goal-centered affirmations in the way that they’re put together. Whereas goals have a time element, your affirmation will not. That’s because for an affirmation, you feel it as if it has already been accomplished. You can include a time element if you state your affirmation as follows. It is the 28 November 2010 and I am happily walking onto the set of Ellen DeGeneres. Including the date is really optional, do whatever works for you. If you include the date you must visualize yourself as actually living on that date right now.
For example, if one of your goals is to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show by 31 Dec June 2012 (a goal with a measurable outcome and a timeframe), in your affirmation, it’s 28th April 2012, the cameras are rolling and I am on stage shaking hands with Ellen. I’m feeling how wonderful it is to talk about my New York Times best seller, listening to her guests describe the change it made in their lives, and I can just feel the audiences energy.
Because your subconscious can’t tell the difference between reality and something vibrantly imagined, your body is experiencing all of the thrills and adrenaline that you’ll feel when it happens.
As you convert your goal list to affirmations, you’ll want to keep the phrasing active and in the present tense. What you had set as a goal, you’re feeling just how wonderful it is to experience the fruits of that measurable outcome. But you’re not just on the Ellen DeGeneres show, or driving that new Audi TT convertible, you’re joyfully driving it, you’re skillfully negotiating a higher raise, your contentedly looking into the eyes of your life partner.

Author's Bio: 

I am an Entrepreneur, Master Teacher, Radio Host, Global Traveler and Author. My area of focus is in the field of human behavior, expanded awareness and enlightenment. I travel the planet constantly researching, learning and seeking ways to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. I delve into the inner workings of the universe, always looking for ways to understand my role in making things better and contributing to the improvement of the human experience.
I live an authentic and privileged life filled with love and gratitude. My mission and vision has been to gather, learn and apply as much wisdom and knowledge in my own life as possible. To this end I have been a voracious student, in the field of human behavior and human development. http://www.andrewhorton.co.za