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About The Author. We live in a culture of noise and distractions. We must be intentional about growth if it is to take place. Writing your specific goals down and setting time activated deadlines both help to maintain focus.
In fact, all of the principles above work toward focusing your attention on the specific goals God has given to you. We serve a God who is worthy of every resource we have.
His biblical vision has led the church to become one of the most dynamic independent Baptist churches in the nation. He has been married to his wife, Terrie, for over thirty years and is the father of four married children all serving in Christian ministry. I have found the following five principles to be crucial to success: 1.
Principle of administration Organizing the information and projects we already have frees us to focus on accomplishing the goals God has given us. Principle of production Nobody wants to waste his life. Principle of focus We live in a culture of noise and distractions. I have proposed creating what I call an Action Board — an evidence-based goal-setting tool that is founded on several principals of Positive and Social Psychology. I have described some of the advantages of Action Boards over Vision Boards, not from an emotional standpoint, from a social scientific perspective.
The theory behind Action Boards makes them more motivating, present-minded, satisfying, likely to help you succeed, and less likely to involve blaming.
The real secret to achieve success is in integrating these several Key Principles and using them in harmony with each other. Here are a few more secrets: 1 These Key Principles apply to any and all of your goals.
In contrast to a Vision Board that is based on a law of Attraction, The Action Board is based on eight Key Principles that are briefly described below:. You can read more about the Principle of Attraction, other Key to Achieve Principles , and how to apply them to create The Action Board on my website: www.
Please contact me for coaching to kick start your way to Achieve. I always cringe when I read success articles like these precisely because I'm afraid to read about the Law of Attraction and other such mumbo jumbo. As such, this article was a welcome relief and I see in the author a kindred spirit who rightfully calls out that mentality as being potentially damaging.
I can't count the number of people I know with a cognitive dissonance that's almost painful to watch because they're frantically clinging on to this notion of wishful thinking being the coin they need to put in the slot machine in order for the Universe to dispense the payoff they're looking for. There are 3 instances in my life when I wrote something down in a little makeshift diary - unaware that I was doing anything other than angrily and when I say 'angrily', I mean 'blind rage' venting - and yet every detail I'd written down, occurred.
The first occurred just one week after a 'venting session' - the only 'action' I'd taken was to make a phone call , the second took 6 weeks again, the only 'action' taken was a single phone call - and the third one I barely remember now as I lost the diary in travels over the years it was only a very minor situation - nothing eye-popping - back in the early 90's.
It wasn't until a few years after those incidents that my husband and I were talking about them one day when he asked me to dig up my diary - we were both astonished, when we read over those old entries, to discover that what I'd written occurred in every detail - and we set about trying to find an explanation as to why this was just before home computers came onto the market.
We never found one, of course, but in those 3 instances, I can tell you that I was passionately angry while scribbling furiously in my diary about outcomes that absolutely MUST occur to change situations for the better.
You have to make them happen. By thinking bigger, the only limit is what is possible. This acronym has been around for a long time, and its meaning varies, but the basic concept works across all areas of life. If I didn't reach the numeric goal, every other small victory seemed inconsequential. Personally, I Carly want to make changes because I want to be the healthiest and happiest person I can be. I want to be able to make a difference as a nurse practitioner in functional medicine.
If the new age's 'LoA' is to be believed, what I'd written shouldn't have manifested, because my energies were passionately negative angry and I was fiercely determined to brook no opposition from anyone or any thing. I mean, I was practically breathing fire into my poor old diary. I certainly wasn't feeling any sense of 'gratitude' at those times, either - another 'must' the LoA preachers pound from their pulpits.
There was no, 'Oh, but I'm so grateful for all the crap in my life right now', twaddle. If anything, I'd done the exact opposite of everything LoA pushers, push. I'm still no closer to knowing how what happened, actually happened, but your articles are a welcome relief from the usual mumbo jumbo being peddled in the name of the Almighty Dollar I have nothing against money, just the worshipping of it to the detriment of humanity.
This article at first i did not want to read it but I'm glad i did because it changed my way of thinking from Vision to Action and explained why a lot of my visions have been delayed. I can have a vision about what i want but if i don't put an action behind it then its just dreaming and when it doesn't come true then i wonder what happened. Action is required in everything we do if you are hungry you can sit and dream about food but until you get up and go eat you will still just be dreaming about food and still hungry.
I'm excited about taking my visions and adding action to them and i plan on reviewing this article once a week to make sure I'm staying on track.