If you happened across a magic lamp, complete with a genieÂ begging to be allowedÂ to satisfy the requisite three wishes, what would you wish for? World peace? A bazillion dollars?Â A new car? A raise at work? That cute girl or guy to notice you? These are pretty common wishes, and most all people have wishes that would make themÂ feel very happy if they came true. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how easy it is to make wishes come true. The reason is because when people have a wish, we usually think of it as something outside of us, or beyond us, and some magical force is needed to allow us to get it.Â Â After you read this, that will change. Because you are going to learn the first step into turning wishes into something that you can easily achieve.
The first step is to turn the wish into a goal. Now for most people, a goal is simply a wish that they wish about a lot. Or maybe they might have started a few steps in the right direction, but in reality, it is still a wish. Not you. After you read this, you will be far ahead of everyone else.
You have to create what is called a well formed goal. Let’s take the wish of losing weight. SayÂ 15 lbs. The first thing to do, is write down your goal. You can either do this as you read this, or after you understand this simple process, you can do it later. Lets start.
“I want to lose 15 lbs.”
The first step, is to state it in the positive. So instead of saying what you want to get rid of, express it in terms of what you want to be like after you’ve gotten rid of it. That changes the above goal to
“I want to weigh 160 lbs.” (If now I weight 175 lbs.) See how that works? Other examples:
“I want to quit smoking” becomes “I am smoke free.”
“I want to quit playing video games 5 hours a day” becomes “I want toÂ spend my free time outside.”
The second step is to make sure your goal is totally in your control. If you need to depend on somebody else to make it happen, changeÂ your goalÂ around so it only requiresÂ your action.Â
The third step is to imagine all the benefits you’ll enjoy when your goal is true. I will fit into my pants better. I’ll feel healthier. I’ll be able to participate in sports more easily. You should really give yourself time on this one, becauseÂ the more goodÂ reasons you think of, the easier it will become.
The fourth step, and perhaps the most difficult,Â is to make sure you keep the positive aspects of your current condition.Â It can be sometimes hard to pin thisÂ down, because it’s difficult to understand howÂ one can get benefit from something you don’t like all that much. The good part is, once you figure this part out, being able to achieve your goal will be a snap.Â In my example above, I want to weigh 160 lbs,Â I have to discover the hidden reason why I’m stuck at 175 lbs.Â Â One reasonÂ might be that IÂ really enjoy eating ice cream every night after work. In that case, I’d have to find some other activity that I enjoy as muchÂ or more, and doesn’t give meÂ all those calories.Â Another reason might be that if I lost weight I’d wouldn’t have an excuse not to be more social. In that case, I need to figure out how to work on those issues. If you have trouble figuring this part out, don’t worry. I’ll be writing plenty more articles that can help you easily resolve these issues, so make sure you check back often.
The fifth step is to make sure that your goal really is your goal. A lot of times we want to achieve things, but deep down we really want to achieve them to please other people. Parents, friends, spouses. Ask yourself this question: “If I achieved this goal, and NOBODY else knew, would I still want it?”
It might take some time, butÂ when you work at it and run your wishes through these fiveÂ steps, they willÂ naturally turn intoÂ easily achievable results. And the more wishes you runÂ through this simple five step process, the more you’ll be able to achieve in your life.Â Â
And please be sure to tell others about this, so they can, like you, naturally and easily achieve dreams.