Welcome to another week of Friendly reflections on goal-setting.
"If you can see it in your mind, you're going to hold it in your hand.
- Bob Proctor
A surefire sign that you are making progress occurs when some physical aspect of the end goal has entered your life. This object supports you on your way to achieving the goal.
I experienced this valuable lesson first-hand when I trained for a half-marathon race. By reaching new milestones in miles and time, I was able to hold in my hand the stop-watch proving these personal records. This physical evidence of capability and progress trumps any affirmation or inspiring words of encouragement, because nothing is more powerful in shaping our beliefs than what we observe with our own eyes and ears.
The more we think and act on our goals, the more real they become. If we think and act on what is lacking and missing, than that lack will grow. However, if we think and act on what we already have, than that will expand.
Perhaps people, places, and things have come into your life which - if you look more closely - are evidence that you are in fact making progress towards your desired destination. What are you able to hold in your hand right now?
See you next week!
Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with his experiences and wisdom to inspire others to improve their quality of life.
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