Note: This is my personal aha from reading the book, The One Minute Millionaire – The Enlightened Way to Wealth written by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. Feel free to check out the previous aha blog post tagged under aha’s or start from here. Whatever works for you.
Aha Number 12: More Clarity is More Powerful
Clarity, clarity, clarity . . . getting really clear is what I learned from this chapter. The authors got an idea from Brian Tracy, a famous public speaker. The idea is to write down your major goals every day. Now, this is not your to do list. Which I do. . . I have a list that I use each day to accomplish my goals for the day or shall I say my “to do’s”. This is different. This is taking your major goals in life and making sure you have them in the front of your mind. They suggest you focus on 6 areas: body, brain, being, time, people, and money.
I would say I do this in my mind but not every day. So there is room for improvement for me based on this chapter. Here are what the categories mean: body is dealing with your physical self; brain would be related to your intellectual goals, like what you read – what is stimulating your brain; your being goals relate to your spiritual side, like praying or meditating; time goals deal with how you manage your time; the people goals relate to the people in your life and who you are spending time with; and money is obviously your financial goals.
The authors suggest you write these goals out on note cards and read them every day. Not just one time a day but 4 times a day. The most important time to read over your list of goals is before you go to sleep. Hmmm, this is serious clarity. I am feeling a little resistance to doing this for some reason. But, it certainly makes a lot of sense to me. So maybe I will take the first step and write out my goals based on the categories they suggest.
I feel like I know what my goals are for the categories but maybe they aren’t specific enough and maybe by doing this I will have more clarity and be able to visualize exactly what I want more clearly. . . hmmm, so interesting.
One other concept I want to mention is that happiness is a choice. The authors mention that in this chapter and I have heard it many times. In fact, I have said those exact words before . . . so this was a great reminder. We can choose to focus on the not so happy things in our life or we can choose to focus on the happy things in our life. It is up to each of us every minute of the day. Bottom line is if you choose to focus on the happy things then you will attract more good in your life.
Okay, off to write my 6 goals from these categories. Not sure about the note cards yet but I might try it. J Have fun writing yours!