Using SUCCESS ENHANCEMENTS
What Are Success Enhancements?
There are really two key elements to achieving success.
The first, as we’ve described, is the practice of goal setting, which is simply: Setting Objectives, Developing compelling Reasons for wanting the Objectives, Breaking the Objectives down into not so overwhelming Sub-goals, Breaking the Sub-goals down into easy-to-accomplish Tasks.
The second key element involves training your mind to think positively.
In order to accomplish what you set out to do, you must develop an achievement mindset. While reviewing your Reasons and checking off completed Tasks, you should be doing two things to keep your mind focused on the success you desire; there are five other Success Enhancements we recommend you become familiar with: Success Questions, Success Stimulants, Visualization Technique, Affirmations.
When you can keep your mind on success, you will be virtually certain to reach that success.
The brain often thinks in pictures.
The human eye captures an incredible amount of information with just one glance and relays it all to the brain, which then translates it into a form we ‘see.’
It would be more accurate to say we see with our brains than with our eyes. The success technique to which I am referring is visualization. I guarantee that “visualizing your results is the key to realizing your results.”
Visualizing is one of the most important techniques you will ever learn and utilized by all high performers.
One of the reasons goal setting doesn’t work for people is because they don’t understand or utilize the power of this one critical factor. Often, you may set a goal, write it down, you may even read it aloud every day, but if you can’t see yourself in possession of your goal, you will never realize it’s long term.
Visualizing is your key to success for two reasons:
1. Your mind thinks in pictures and images;
2. Your subconscious mind drives your behavior.
When something is hammered into your mind in clear detail, it becomes part of your reality.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between something real and something vividly imagined. Whatever picture (goal) you consistently think about will drive your actions to create that exact picture.
When you continually see yourself in possession of your goal, your subconscious mind will move you into actions that align with the mental image you hold.
Affirmations are words we say to ourselves. They’re verbal suggestions we say silently or out loud.
The truth is that if you tell yourself something often enough, you’ll eventually believe it.
Affirmations, or self-talk, is a widespread activity.
“Things like this are always happening to me!” “I just can’t lose weight!” “I’m so clumsy!”
Does it sound familiar?
But we can affirm our strengths too. We can even affirm strengths we don’t yet have.
Develop daily affirmations that support the goals you developed in your goal setting. You need to figure out what you need to change about yourself to make it easier to practice or keep the commitments you made in your goal-setting.