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Inspiration, Goals and Energy

The first sentence of Evin Anderson’s blog post, So What’s Your Goal , made my day. It got me thinking about all the goals I had accomplished and all the wonderful things that were brought into my life because of those goals. The Zig Ziglar video linked in Evan’s post lifted me up another step. So while I was hot, my mind churning with great memories and good feelings, I decided to revisit my current goals.

A little background so you’ll know where I’m coming from – I used to teach goal setting at the regional level back in my MLM days, so the concepts aren’t new. But you know how it is when you’re good at something, you start taking it for granted until someone comes along and reminds you that a tune up is always a good idea.

Here’s what is new

I applied the energy principles I teach to Zig’s list. I first learned these energy principles in the context of healing. It was a pretty quick transition to see how amazing they are when applied to anything else. I started using them with everything I read, my reaction to conversations or movies, you name it – I was checking to make sure my thoughts and attitudes weren’t blocking my energy. I’ll have to explain more about how the energy works in another post and link it in here – it would take us way off track today. So for now here are the steps Zig says you need to use.

Write the goal down
Put a date on it
List the obstacles you have to overcome
Identify the people, organizations and groups you need to work with
Spell out a plan of action
Set a time limit in there (on each step of your action plan)
Identify all the benefits to you

To my great surprise I had plenty of energy to clear related to these simple steps. Now – look back up to the top of this post. Notice how Evin inspired me to think of all my successes. What would I have accomplished if I had cleared those energy blocks earlier? What will I be able to do now that they’ve been moved out of my way? It can only get better!

I took the time to reorganize and revamp two of my major goals last night with a much clearer insight than ever before. It just flowed! And I’m left wondering how I didn’t see it before. Oh wait – it was that fuzzy energy that was blocking my view before.

And I thought I knew energy work, knew goals, and knew how to accomplish things. Just goes to show you – never stop trying to learn new things, never stop trying new ways to apply the things you know.

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18 Responses to Inspiration, Goals and Energy

  1. Great post Teresa!
    Everyone talks about goals but it’s easy to make a bunch of goals and not stick to them because there’s no process. I love the steps you’ve laid out here that make it such an easy process. It is also so important to clear that mental clutter that gets in the way. It’s a great suggestion to re-evaluate goals(something I need to do) to create clarity and focus.
    Thanks Teresa!

    ~Danielle

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    Teresa Reply:

    Hi, Danielle! There’s always that need for checking, re-evaluating, focusing, fine tuning – a bit of work that’s soooo worth it.

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  2. Thank you for writing this post. I’ve
    been listening to Zig Ziglar all day today,
    so it was funny to see his name mentioned
    in your post today…

    Law of Attraction at it’s finest… again! Oh
    I love it. But back to your post… having a
    plan, and working your plan is KEY.

    Then when people are ready to take it
    to the next level… they can find someone
    to hold them ACCOUNTABLE to their plan.

    Thanks for sharing:)
    Eric Goldstein´s last blog ..The Shift: Taking Your Life From Ambition To Meaning

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks, Eric! Funny how that works with just the right reminders or reinforcement of what we’re focusing on comes to us!

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  3. Another Awesome Post Teresa, Your Energy literally is Jumping off the page. I think it is Necessary for us to keep a steady eye on our personal goals often in order to stay focused on our goals as well as to develop them and make them more specific. Again im Glad i was able to be an inspiration to your writing of this Great Article
    Evin Anderson´s last blog ..So Whats Your Goal?

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks again, Evin, for the inspiration!

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  4. Teresa,
    Thanks for listing these steps out so completely. Letting the energy of creativity flow through actions and accountability.
    Great post,
    Val
    Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Who Is In Your Target Circle?

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    Teresa Reply:

    Zig is the best, isn’t he? Just passing on his brilliance!

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  5. I absolutely love this blog post. I think that I have been unproductive lately due to me not setting goals. I have never been a goal oriented person. I know that this is crazy to say but I have never set goals I just kind of did what I wanted to do. But as I live my life and go on throughout my day I have begun to realize just how important setting goals is and how much I am probably missing out on because I haven’t set any. Like you Teresa this is just a reminder for me. I am going to get on the ball and make it happen!!! Thanks for the post :) !
    Shekinah Russell´s last blog ..To LSI Or Not To LSI?…That Is The Question!

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    Teresa Reply:

    You are such an achiever without goals! I can hardly wait to see what happens with the goals!!!

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  6. Wow Teresa you seemed to have had one of those “aha” moments. Goal setting is truly the best way to ensure your success. I write down my goals but bad about revisiting them so you have just inspired me to go back and revisit my goals and refocus my energy. Thanks awesome!
    Lori Robertson´s last blog ..Article Marketing The Traffic Booster

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    Teresa Reply:

    Don’t you love those “aha” moments! Glad you were inspired, Lori. Your blog inspires me, so I guess I’m just returning the favor.

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  7. Hey Teresa,

    I agree, Evin’s post was great and got me thinking too. I love how things start to flow when we start to really concentrate and evaluate our goals. I have started doing a 3 goal ‘to do’ list every night for my business.

    Having a small list means that I dont get too bogged down in all the tasks and they are a lot more achieveable. It also instills pride and a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day which makes it easier to move onto the next goals.

    Beth :-)
    Beth Hewitt´s last blog ..Like-Mindedness in Business

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    Teresa Reply:

    I love this, Beth! Breaking things down into 3 manageable sections a day helps avoid overwhelm – a state I get into rather easily! Congratulations on a system that’s working!

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  8. Hi Teresa,

    I’m a big Ziggy fan and I listened to his Goal Setting Cd the other day! I’ve always set myself goals and not stuck to them, I suppose it’s like New Years Resolutions for some people. However, two weeks ago I wrote down about 5 goals and have referred back to them everyday and I am well on my way to achieving them. It really is the energy and the focus that you put on your goals that will help you get what you want. Great post.

    Cheers,

    Lynn
    Lynn Glaser´s last blog ..Tribe Concept Teaser – Here’s What Can Be Achieved

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    Teresa Reply:

    Great tip, Lynn! I think if everyone’s daily to do list started with “review goals” we’d all get there faster.

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  9. Teresa,
    Great post. I have often set goals. Just making a list of goals has not created the end result for me. It requires some details as well. When I have listed goals for 10 years, 5 years, 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 week…. It was more likely that the goals were achieved. Now your suggestions – listing the obstacles and the people and resources needed, the specific action plan and time limits – that makes a whole difference. Your mind is able to sift through the details, make sense of it, and assist you in its creation.
    Thank you for a valuable approach to really achieving my goals.

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    Teresa Reply:

    Don’t forget to thank Zig! I’m glad relaying his info was helpful.

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