Thursday, March 15, 2007

Positive Financial Goals

A good financial plan involves setting one or more goals that you want to achieve. There are many ways to set goals, but the more effective ones tend to be simple, specific, measurable and evoke a good feeling in your gut. Visualizing the outcome that you want to achieve can be very powerful in helping you reach your financial objectives. The focus here is on what you want to achieve - not on what you don't want to achieve. A positive financial goal, in its most effective form, is a happy image you hold in your mind as you take action to bring the image to reality.

I and many others have written about the importance of separating dry monetary goals from what the real end objective is - what you want to do with the money once you have it. It's hard to get fired up about a mere sum of money - it's what you can do with the money that's really exciting for most people. So, before setting your financial goal, you need to know why you want the money. Once you know the why, define an amount that will serve that reason and when you want it by. Don't worry about the how at first. Just visualize your intended objective with positive, good feelings - especially as you're waking up in the morning and as you fall asleep at night.

Focusing on your financial goals in this positive way will build your motivation to a whole new level and will release subconscious power within you that will tap into an efficient and effective method of achieving your goal. Any ideas for action that occur to you that feel good should be acted on! Now is the time to write specific actions to take and when to complete them by. Do not entertain any negative thoughts during this process - do your best to maintain a positive focus only in blind faith. With a positive feeling of joy as you hold the image of what you want to achieve, take courageous, inspired action to achieve your goals and anything is possible.