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Read each technique to help
make your goals become a reality and ask yourself, "Would I use
this technique to help me?"
whatever your goal is on several index cards and tape those cards all
around you at home. No matter what you are doing or where you go, you'll
be reminded of your goal. Make a collage using your goal as its theme.
Display your collage at home and look at it often. Write your goal on
a piece of paper and crumple it up. Put the crumpled paper into your
pocket and carry it with you. Whenever you touch the paper you will
be reminded of your goal.
times everyday, shut your eyes and imagine your goal as if it has already
been reached. Believe as if it has already come true. For example, "I
am holding my certificate of completion from the job training program.
I feel so proud. I have a permanent smile on my face. Two people have
already offered me a job. Wow! Now the phone is ringing and it's another
employer calling me. I have so many opportunities. The world is open
to me!" Many books have been written about the power of visualization.
is similar to visualization in that you look at your goal as if it has
already come true. Write out your goal statement 15 times everyday.
"I have graduated from the job training program and now I have
a great job as a secretary." "I have graduated from the job
training program and now I have a great job as a secretary."
you are tempted to doubt the possibility of your goal coming true, have
an affirmation ready. Affirmations are positive statements you tell
yourself to combat the negativity that often arises when people are
in the process of making changes in their lives. When you get a negative
thought such as, "I will never be able to finish this job training
program", Tell yourself, "I am completely confident that I
will complete the job training program. My life is turned toward success.
Everything I do is moving me forward." Use affirmations. They work!
yourself with positive people who are doing things with their lives.
Success is contagious. Be around people who have good attitudes and
are excited about seeing you grow in your life. It's sad but true that
often the people who are around us don't want to see us change, and
so are not supportive of our goals. They may not want to see you graduate
from your job training program. They may try to get you to skip class.
You may have to avoid these friends for awhile. Be open, you will be
making new friends. Finally, think about how you can help others. You
be an inspiration, too. Remember..."Birds of a feather flock together."
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