- 24th January 2011
- Posted by: Rosalind Howard
- Category: NL Week
Time to Read – three minutes
Last week we did a whistle stop tour of the formula (Thank you to all the people who wrote to say it had helped them).
This week let’s add a little more detail to navigating the first part –
Know where you want to Go – The What
This is your Outcome – your cornerstone – keep focused on it and returning to it, especially when the going gets tough, blurred or complex.
Focus on it when you get up in the morning, during the day and last thing at night. Write it up and stick it on your wall where you will see it all the time.
And listen up, because this is very important – always focus on what you DO want – NOT on what you DON’T. That’s because of the way your mind works. Whatever you focus on, or believe, with your conscious mind, your subconscious mind will start moving you towards. If you focus on what you do want, you will move you towards that – if you focus on what you don’t want, you will move towards that (what you don’t want), and away from what you do want.
Right now, do NOT think of a huge pink elephant.
Word what you want in language a ten year old can understand – the brain craves simplicity.
Set a standard (size of dream/ambition/outcome) for yourself, your team or your organisation higher than anyone else can ever reasonably expect of you – this reduces your chance of comparing your success with others, which does not help.
‘Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars’
And that’s it
As with all parts of the formula, so very simple, and so very hard
Next week – Know where you are Now – The You
With my love and best wishes