Friday, May 12, 2006


My friend Leigh (who is, by the way, an amazing dog painter for any of your canine loving folk: Noisy Dog Studio. Leigh has been featured in Domino mag and a whole host of other publications if you can't take my word for it) sent me this fantastic little summary about success and making things happen in your own life. It's a perfect wrap up of everything I've been thinking about lately and trying to convey to you guys. Clearly Jack Canfield can say this all a lot better than I can:
Are You Confusing Your Brain?
How to Program Your Mind to Attract What You Want
by Jack Canfield, America's Success Coach

We all aspire to be, do and have great things. Yet most of us simply
aren't creating the results we want. We don't have enough money,
romance, success or joy in our lives. But what we need to understand is
that greatness exists in all of us. It is simply up to us to pull it out
of ourselves. We all have genius.
We just need to learn how to apply it.

Decide What You Want
In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most
people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply
can't see how it's possible to get what they want -- so they don't even
let themselves want it.

Don't sabotage yourself that way!

What scientists now know about how the brain works is that you must
first decide WHAT you want, before your brain can figure out HOW to get
it. Once you lock-in your desires, your mind and the universe can step

Are you ready to get started?

Be Willing to Dream Big Dreams
As soon as you commit to a big dream and really go after it, your
subconscious creative mind will come up with big ideas to make it
happen. You'll start attracting the people, resources, and
opportunities you need into your life to make your dream come true. Big
dreams not only inspire you, they compel others to want to play big,

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Set Goals That Will Stretch You
Another value in giving yourself permission to go after the big dreams
is that big dreams require you to grow in order to achieve them. In
fact, in the long run, that is the greatest benefit you will receive
from pursuing your dreams -- not so much the outer trappings of
fulfilling the dream (an expensive car, impressive house, loads of
money and philanthropic opportunities), but who you become in the

As I've seen many times over, the outer symbols of success, can all be
easily lost. Houses burn down, companies go bankrupt, relationships end
in divorce, cars get old, bodies age and fame wanes, but who you are,
what you have learned and the new skills you have developed never go
away. These are the true prizes of success. Motivational philosopher,
Jim Rohn advises that "You should set a goal big enough that in the
process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming."

Service to Others
Something else you'll discover is that when your dreams include service
to others -- accomplishing something that contributes to others -- it
also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be
part of something that contributes and makes a difference.

Turn Your Dreams into Goals and Objectives
Once you are clear about what you want, you must turn each item into a
measurable objective. By measurable, I mean measurable in space and
time -- how much and by when. For instance, if you were to tell me that
you wanted more money, I might pull out a dollar and give it to you, but
you would probably protest, saying "No, I meant a lot more money -- like
$20,000!" Well, how am I supposed to know unless you tell me? Similarly,
your boss, your friends, your spouse, your brain -- God, the Universe --
can't figure out what you want unless you tell them specifically what it
is. What do you want -- exactly -- and when do you want it by?

Write Your Goals Down
Write your goals down in detail, and read your list of goals every day.
This will keep your subconscious mind focused on what you want. For an
even more powerful approach, close your eyes and focus on each goal and
ask yourself, "What is one thing I could do today to move toward the
achievement of this goal?" Write down your answers and take those

To help your reticular activating system begin finding YOUR wants in
unexpected places, take time now to decide what you want and start

Remember, don't hold back!

© 2006 Jack Canfield

I'm lovin' me some Jack right about now.

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