1. Your thoughts create your reality. If you think thoughts of lack, self-doubt, poverty, poor health, etc., then that is what you will experience.
2. If you are not sure what your thoughts are, then simply ask yourself “How do I feel?” If you feel unsettled, it is your indicator that your thoughts are not aligned with creating an extraordinary life.
3. If you notice too many negative thoughts and don’t know how to change them, get started by writing down as many things as possible that you are grateful for. Each day reflect on this list with genuine gratitude.
4. Appreciation is the antidote of fear. Appreciate each and every day, and everyone in it.
5. Take responsibility for changing your thoughts. I found this very difficult in the beginning, because I was so used to thinking negatively. I was kind of hooked on them, because I got to play the victim! When I chose to take responsibility for my thoughts, no exceptions, they started to change.
6. Write down your goals very clearly. Use the SMART model if it helps:S – Simple, specific M – Measurable A – Attractive, stated ‘as if’ you already have it R – Realistic T – Timed – when will it be in your life?
For example, “It is Christmas 2014 and I am standing on the balcony of my beach house with my family.
I’ve enjoyed an exciting, fun and rewarding year. I have banked $__________, invested $__________, and I feel wonderful.”
7. Think about your goals daily, and with feelings of appreciation for them being in your life – your mind does not know the difference between the reality outside of you and the reality in your mind.
8. Never, ever, ever give up on your dream. Get more determined each day to experience your goals in your lifetime.
9. Read everything you can on how others achieved their goals, and if it suits you, do what they did.
10. Take action! Nothing can replace action. One step each day towards the achievement of your goals will bring them into your life. Don’t have ‘spurts’ of action then nothing for days or weeks. Do something every day.