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21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

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The Success Principles

Magic of Goal Setting & Affirmations

We spent both mornings at National Convention talking about goals, affirmations and BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). (if you're unfamiliar with a BHAG click here)

I have always thought goal setting was important but after the past two months, I am convinced they are magical – especially when I make them the focus of my day. 

I shared at convention that I had seen five of seven major problems resolved since I started saying positive affirmations every morning. Since then, I have gained even greater insight into how goals and affirmations work. As a result, those other two major problems have been resolved and I have seen a BHAG accomplished within my family. I am so convinced of these principles that I will devote much of my allotted time at the Regional Meetings sharing these vital principles.

The steps below are the ones used to experience the tremendous results:

1. Compile a list of everything I want.
a. Convert my “want list” into a goal list
2. Convert my goals into affirmations
a. Begin each affirmation with the words “I am”
b. Add an emotion word to each affirmation
c. Write each affirmation in the present tense using a verb that
ends in “ing”
3. Say each affirmation out loud at least twice a day.

If one of your “wants” is to increase your savings account by $500 every month, then you turn it into a goal by writing it down on your goal list as “I want to increase my savings account by $500 each and every month.”

The affirmation would be, “I am happily and easily increasing the amount in my savings account by $500 or more each and every month.”

• The phrase “I am” sends a command to your subconscious so that it can work on this goal for you, even while you are asleep.
• The terms “happily and easily” tell your subconscious that you will not struggle to accomplish this. This works well for me because it also helps me shorten my work day. You may want to use another term that will help you experience the emotions of the increased amounts in savings.
• The present tense word “increasing” creates a stress between what you are saying and reality so that your subconscious acts with a sense of urgency to make this happen.
• The “or more” is important also because when you realize how easy it is to increase your savings account by $500 each month, you may want to immediately raise that amount. These two little words will have already sent the message to your subconscious and you will reach that monthly amount quicker.
• The best times to say the affirmations are in the morning when you get up and in the evening just before you go to bed. By saying them at night, you are commanding your subconscious to work on them while you sleep. By saying them in the morning, you give your subconscious the opportunity to present a “report” of what it did while you slept.

The increased focus you experience as a result of this simple activity will produce phenomenal results so that you truly get what you want out of life.

Please contact me and tell me your results.

The Success Principles
This information from this article is discussed in greater detail in the first few chapters of Jack Canfield’s book, The Success Principles. I encourage every person who is serious about personal development to read this book. The information in this article only scratches the surface of the powerful results that are available to you in your life.

Matthew Cox lives with his wife and eight children in New Mexico where they home school their children while teaching them about business and investments. He is the majority owner of Megan's Pantry. For more information about this unique home based business, go to . To contact Matt directly, you may email him at .

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