When we talked about habits in one of my earlier blogs, one aspect is ‘paying yourself first’. I got this from the ‘Richest Man in Babylon’. It talked about paying yourself first financially. It is important that you put away a certain percentage of earned money to use to acquire new assets, and invest in the business.
But take it a step farther, every day you have 24 hours. Use the same principle, and pay yourself 1st in time. Pay yourself 10% of your time to fill your bucket. I don’t take appointments before 1:00 pm. I am up until 3 – 4 am, and get up at 10 or 11 am. I do my yoga, my meditation, and share a meal. I take those 2 hours to fill my bucket, to do what I need to do. So, find that time. If you have a 2-hour block, great. If not, then take it in chunks. If you still have kids and they are running around, go in a room and put a sign out, “This is ‘me’ time.”
This all ties into recognizing that you are worthy enough to care for yourself. It demonstrates that you are interested in your self-awareness and self-being, like yoga practices and meditation.
That is the importance of goals. And, there are no unreasonable goals, only unrealistic deadlines or no plans. You can dream whatever you want, and chunk it down. If your goal is to have a $1,000,000 or a $1,000,000 business, what do you have to do? What do you have to do to get $500,000, $250,000, that first $100,000? Then chunk it down. Most of us have never done any goal setting.
Another reason why goals are so important is a written goal is going to be 10 – 100 percent more effective. There is just something that happens when we write it on paper when it goes from our hands to our brain. It gets locked in. I have notes that I took in 1995 I have never looked at, but I can recite them. So, write them down.
The power of written goals: this is an old study where they interviewed all the Harvard graduates. 84% had no goals at all. 13% had goals but they were not defined or committed to paper. Only 3% have written goals and had plans to accomplish them. What do you think happened? That 3% accumulated more wealth than the other 97% combined.
More on Attracting Prosperity and Abundance in the Upcoming Week. For other blogs in the series:
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 1.
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 2
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 3.
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 4.
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 5.
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 6.
Attracting Prosperity & Abundance, Part 8.
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