2. Visualise your goals every day: Imagining something without belief is just fantasy or wishful thinking. But imagining a goal with belief and with the intention of creating it impresses a new reality on your unconscious mind and habituates a positive state. As a result, the more you visualise, the easier it will become to maintain that good feeling state. This positive state will drive you towards your goal and attract to you everything you need in order to get there.
3. Perseverance: Do you give up when you suffer a set-back? Do you feel like throwing in the towel whenever you encounter rejection? Does your belief dwindle when an unforeseen obstacle arises? If you do any of these then you'll never be successful in anything. En route to any goal, no matter what area of life, you'll face set-backs, rejections and unforeseen obstacles time and time again. If you allow any of these to get the better of you then that's it, you've failed. So what if you've suffered a set-back, encountered rejection or hit an obstacle? Get over it. Pick yourself up, learn whatever you need to learn and keep moving forward. Winners move forward whilst losers stay still, complain about why they can't move forward and criticise those that do. You have to overcome set-backs, reject rejection and smash through obstacles. You need to develop the habit of perseverance.
4. Be future focused: People often preach that you should live in the moment, especially in the spiritual community. One phrase that we frequently come across is 'Live today as if it were your last'. Whilst we understand and agree with the notion of this statement, we do not believe it is practical. If today were your last what would you do? Would you go to work? Would you spend your money? If you lived each day as if it were your last then you'd be in trouble at the end of the month! No body ever achieved success in anything by living in the moment. Success demands that you plan for the future. Goals are future focused and you need to have goals in order to push yourself to grow. And growth is essential because growth means moving forward and expanding yourself both physically and spiritually. Growth equals happiness.
5. Praise: The habit of praising may sound easy but it's not. For many people, criticising and complaining comes naturally to them. It's like second nature to them. But that's only because they've practiced it for so long that it's become a habit. People who complain and criticise other people all the time are probably just as harsh with themselves. You won't know it, but in their own thoughts they'll be judging and criticising themselves. Practice praising other people and yourself. If you catch yourself putting yourself or another person down, turn it into a positive instead. Encourage yourself and others. Praising doesn't mean you have to agree with what others say or do, nor does it mean you have to hang around people who irritate you. It just means focusing on the positive aspects of yourself and other people instead of the negative ones.