Achieve Your Goals: You Are What You Think

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You are what you think about. If you want to achieve any goal, you need to plan and act. The first quarter of 2012 is almost over. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Chances are you forgot about them long before January was over.

Last week I was catching up with a copywriting client. We were talking about business and personal goals, and he complained that it’s too easy to forget all about your goals in the midst of everything you need to do every day.

I suggested that he try The Brain. I’ve been using this miraculous mind mapping program (it’s much more than a mere mind map) since 1998. (Disclosure: I have no connection to the company; I just use the software.)

Here’s why I love the program: it helps me to think. Everywhere.

That’s important. A post from The Brain’s blog, which makes the point about goals, ยป YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK., says:

“Though jotting a key goal down on a piece of paper may mentally provide commitment and relief, your digital brain provides a network for you to elaborate on your idea, remind you when to take action, and turn it into reality! Once you have created a Thought for your goal, the next step is to add other Thoughts that support and elaborate on your goal. This is where perseverance and planning come into play.”

One of my current goals is to publish a novel on the Kindle platform by the end of 2012. This novel will be the first in a series.

I’m on track to achieve that goal, only because of The Brain.

That goal is never out of my mind, because I can THINK about it, and ACT on my thoughts, using The Brain.

One of the brilliant features of The Brain is that it’s available anywhere, even on my iPad, using the Web Brain service.

My Brain is synced to the site and I can access it anywhere I have a Web browser. It’s completely private, no one else can access it. So if I get an idea while I’m out shopping, I can add it to my Brain on the go.

However, if you do want to work with others, you can collaborate on Brains. You can even create public Web Brains.

Think, and act

What goals would you like to achieve by 2013?

As long as you think about those goals, and act on them, achievement is assured.

“Never underestimate the value of a small personal idea”


Do you remember the delightful movie of a few years back — Calendar Girls?

The original “calendar girls” started their project with an idea. And that idea took them to places they never expected to go.

Original Calendar Girls reunite to bare all again 10 years on… and this time they’re in colour | Mail Online reports:

“When they made the original calendar in 1999, they were hoping to generate enough money to buy a sofa for a hospital waiting room.

Over the next decade, the women found themselves travelling the world.

Cathy Gilman, chief executive of Leukaemia Research said: ‘Never underestimate the value of a small personal idea.

‘The Calendar Girls could never have foreseen that 10 years on they would have raised so much money to help save lives and spare other families the pain of losing a loved one.'”

Everyone has ideas. Do you have the courage to put yours into action? The worst that can happen is that your idea will fail. But you never know what will happen if you succeed. And you just may succeed…

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