There is tremendous power in written goals. This discipline sets invisible forces (I call it divine interventions) to work with you in fulfilling your goals. What is it that you want to become, do or have? Write it down and put your goals where you can see them. Everyday read out your top goals that you are pursuing and you will be surprised that the world will be re-ordered and re-organized to direct you towards resources, people and opportunities that support the fulfillment of your goals.
Bruce Lee, the legendary martial arts movie star was a believer in written goals. He wrote to himself a letter on 9th January 1970 and part of it reads, “By 1980 I will be the best known Oriental movie star in the United States and I will have secured $10million…. And in return I will give the very best acting I could possibly give every single time I am in front of the camera and I will live in peace and harmony.” He died at age 33, a very well-known and successful actor.
Jim Carry the famous Hollywood Comedian was not always successful. In 1990, he was a struggling actor, driving an old Toyota vehicle. One day he changed his fortunes by a simple act of faith: He wrote himself a cheque for $10million, dated it December 1995, and added the notion, “for acting services rendered.” He carried this dummy cheque in his wallet from that day forth. As they say, the rest is history. For his acting in The Mask and Dumb & Dumbler, his asking price had risen to $20million per movie!!!
Recently, Airtel gave out a whooping MK50m cheque to one winner. Most people envy this lucky minibus driver. Today I would like to challenge you to create your own luck. Decide on an amount you want to make by December 2015. Write yourself a cheque for that amount. Decide what you will do for society to deserve that kind of money. Pray for doors to open. Train yourself; become skilled, diligent and hardworking. Every morning, see that cheque and tell yourself you deserve it and it will be cashed.
Don’t waste your productive time on useless activities like gossip, watching senseless movies, scrolling down non-beneficial Facebook status of all your friends, or wasting your time in front of a TV for more than two hours per day. Decide that your goals are worth your time and focus on them. Become so disciplined that you will work each day on your goals whether you feel like it or not (today I didn’t feel like writing this post, but since it is part of my bigger goal, here I am, writing!).
Feel and experience the success you will have once your goal is achieved. Visualize how wonderful your life will become once your goal is achieved. Tell yourself it is possible and it will be done. I pray that your life transforms as you experience the joy of living a goal-driven life. You will live to testify that indeed it is possible! And never forget the words of Jesus; “Everything is possible to him who believes.”
PS: I use this “anointed” blank cheque in my Money101 seminars and wow! It is amazing the results we get from people that take this exercise very seriously.