Skillful Thoughts

Series B – Plan a Really Exciting Life


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Underlined thoughts diminish you – Thoughts with dots empower you




B-1 Choosing & Using Goal:

I’m not good at writing.

  • A simple Plan is better than none.
  • I can start it this very moment
  • I’ll list whatever I want like a shopping list and make it better as go.
  • Writing my goals would cause me to think about how they fit together.
  • Old pilots file flight plans; those that don’t never get old.

Goals make me anxious

  • I will concentrate on the rewards and not the work.
  • A goal is a target not a demand
  • The right goals will motivate me.
  • Larger or more important goals will motivate me more.



B-2  Gain Motivation with Visualization:

A written Plan would be too hard to keep updated.

  • That is true if my life isn’t worth it.
  • It’s easy to keep up; you just ad or change things on your list when you feel like it.
  • Big goals are nothing more than a collection of smaller ones.
  • Becoming a better writer would be a good goal.
  • Having computer skills would make it easier for me to keep my Plan updated.
  • Ad to my list of goals to “Develop my computer skills” as soon as possible.



B-3 Personal Goals:

What are personal goals?

  • Knowing what is important to me
  • Knowing the qualities I want to have.
  • Knowing what is right and wrong.
  • Knowing how I want to be as a personAppreciating everything
  • Being an exceptional spouse and parent
  • To be a force for good in the world.



B-4 Long-Term Goals:

Having goals will put another layer of responsibility on me and I’m already trying as hard as I can.

  • Goals aren’t for pressure; they are for direction.
  • All I can keep in mind is the big picture; my plan will keep important details in place so I deal with them in the right order.
  • Goals keep me from missing the important things of life
  • Goals reduce wasted effort and dead ends
  • I could die anytime; would I be ready if I were taken tomorrow?
  • As I write them I will see ways I can improve them.
  • A written plan will act like a compass I can look at often.

I’ll think about goals when I am older.

  • Walking a straight line, if I’m off by one degree, by the end of a mile I will miss my target by 100 feet. Goals aim our energies more accurately.

Thinking long-term makes work out of living.

  • What will make me work harder than missing important goals?
  • Living day to day would be risky and cause me constant anxiety.
  • By making everything I do produce something of lasting value, my wealth will grow faster.
  • Once my accumulation of assets get big enough they will help to support me protect me, give me options and continue to grow.



B-5  Intermediate Goals:

I can barely keep my head above water why torment myself with middle goals?

  • My middle goals can keep me motivated.
  • They will keep me from missing some of my long term goals.
  • If my wife and I can use our vacations to check out places we may want to live eventually.



B-6  Bring on the Spice:

Spice costs money and I have none.

  • Spice is what makes life fun and it does not have to be expensive.
  • Spice is an attitude of adventure.
  • Without spice life is more of a sentence.
  • Spice is refreshing and becomes e raw material for creativity
  • Until I can afford expensive variety, I can stay entertained by the way I use my time.



B-7 The Engine of Your Future (My To-do list):

What engine? The best I can to is to plug along.

  • All progress is plugging along.
  • I will minimize nonproductive tasks to free up time for the things that produce the most important long term benefits.
  • Concentrating on the next most important goals I can make all my small steps add up to something very important.