Goals| Dreams | Leader

Goals| Dreams | Leader

Dreams and goals are essential to becoming a successful leader! 

If you are aspiring to be a leader you need to have a strong  desire to lead as your starting point. 

David Haines our guest author today really nails how to set up yourself as a successful leader if your goals and dreams are to become one.

David writes:

“Since thoughts are truly things, I can see why most people never get what they want. Most people have their minds fixed in the past. They long for days gone by or they want it to be like it used to be. I’ve been guilty of this for the latter part of my life. But recently I’ve realized that I’ve begun to change. I didn’t really notice it until the other day. I was driving down the street and I saw a couple of teenagers standing there, holding each other and looking into each other’s eyes, obviously in love. Normally I would look at young love like that and I would feel an ache to go back to those times, when things were fresh and new. The discovery of new love. That feeling in the pit of your stomach that was only relieved when you’re holding the other person.

And then it dawned on me that I wasn’t jealous any more. I wasn’t longing to go back to that age. I have that right now! I have that with Tianne! I just need to focus on what I have NOW, instead of what I perceive as love back then.I think this shift, if that’s what you call it, is about being happy with my life. I don’t want to change it. I don’t want to go back anymore. I know a lot of people wish they could go back to their younger years, to either have more time, or fix the past, or just to experience things again. But you can have all that right now. It’s all a matter of what you focus on.
How can you experience the joy of this moment if you’re longing for a moment in the past? Or wishing you could go back? That’s why people don’t get what they want. They’re focusing on what can never be again!Let me give you an example of “Right Now.” A few weeks ago as most of you know, we spent some time with Michael and Linda.
One of the days they took us out in their boat to their favorite island off the coast of Florida. On the way back in we encountered a pod of dolphins.
There must have been close to 100 dolphins swimming around the boat. They were jumping and playing and checking us out almost as much as we were checking them out. And at that moment it dawned on me that, Wow, I’m sharing this moment with the people I love and it just wouldn’t have been the same had I been by myself. I didn’t want to be anywhere else at that moment. That is what it’s all about. Sharing the beauty of the moment with the ones you love. I wasn’t thinking about the past or the future or what I could be doing. I was there! Time stood still. It was amazing!

From now on, I choose to focus on what CAN BE RIGHT NOW! And let’s not get sucked into the trap of hoping you can have it in the future either. You can’t get to the future without going through right now, and the decisions you make right now will set up your future. So what do you want RIGHT NOW? Focus on that. Realize that you have it, it’s yours. Right now!

One last point I want to make to you about all this, is your thinking about the future. You know, with all these changes that I’ve experienced lately, one of the things I decided to do away with in my vocabulary are the words “Going To.”  I’m “going to” lose weight. I’m “going to” hit that certain pin level. I’m “going to” learn how to speak publicly. I’m “going to”, “going to”, “going to!”

NO MORE! I am plain and simple doing it! “Going To” gives you a way out. It’s not a decision, it’s a wish. Stop wishing! I’ve decided that I will just do it, AND THEN tell everyone about it! I like that much better, and it keeps me in the NOW, not the future.

So if thoughts are things, what are YOU thinking about Right Now?

Love in Abundance!

David Haines”

To become a great leader you need to have big dreams set yourself sound goals and most of all your thoughts have to be directed at becoming the leader you want to be.
If you want to learn how to be thinking about your goals and dreams in a positive way then I suggest you join us on the mental cleanse program.
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