Got a Leap of Faith?
How Intention Triggers Your Goals
Speed Reading is a power skill.
Let's start from step one. Folks are capable of serious improvement in their
personal skills, and in reaching their goals. But, 90% of us are dedicated to
maintaining our Status-Quo, Comfort-Zone, and Homeostasis (equilibrium).
In the best of times, when there is under 5% unemployment, and the market
is flying to the next 1,000 point gain, 80-95% of the public is afraid of change,
and follow the law of inaction - "Don't rock the boat."
Whenever I hear an interviewee respond, "Well, you never know!" - my
silent reaction is, "And you never will - because of your fear of change." Those
who are afraid of failure and rejection, lock their mind to self-improvement
You require three mental attitudes to reach your goals.
1. Focus your Attention on what you want to happen, not fear.
2. Awaken your Volition (will power) to take responsibility for success.
3. Intention moves mountains only when you exercise it.
No Attention, and you are acting without focused concentration. A divided mind never accomplishes goals. Nothing good happens until your Will Power (Volition) is engaged with other folks.
Hold it: Intent is a sustained, unbroken commitment to your goals. Intention is your motive, plan, and aim. Success requires both the Intention, and relentless Intent.
We ask and answer questions all day. The most important questions for success are
those specific questions we ask our self (Internal Dialogue). Questioning focuses our
mind to get - In-The-Flow (Zone), leading to Peak Performances.
If you are passive, you're snoozing, and when you snooze, you lose. To be active,
you must trigger your own and others' emotions and thoughts. How?
Whenever you are listening to a lecture, sitting at a meeting, or reading an article,
report or chapter of text, take notes (Brain Mapping) of what you learn and discover. Why? It triggers your three super senses - Vision-Auditory-Kinesthetic (touch) for learning and long-term memory.
Don't be lazy; write your answers so you can track personal growth over a month.
1. Why am I here today?
2. What is my most pressing goal today?
3. What single-step can I take today to move me closer to my objectives?
4. What is the best thing that can happen today? The worse?
5. What new skill can I learn to drive me closer to my goals?
Five Things Holding Me Back
1. Fear of change, fear of failure, fear of success.
2. Personal Attachment to tangible objects, people and places.
3. Arrogance: not exercising patience with folks and situations.
4. Dogma (ideologue) - stuff I know for sure that aint so.
5. Attitude toward Money. Hard to Make, Easy to spend?
Five Positive Personal Traits
1. I am not afraid to speak my mind, but I negotiate with folks.
2. I am considerate of other people's feelings, and give respect.
3. Once I set my goals, I move forward with persistence and determination - win-or-lose.
4. I stop myself from being Judgmental and controlling of others.
5. I accept myself with knowledge of my strengths and weaknesses, including my body size, age and personality.
1. We are all capable of personal growth in large ways.
2. The Internet offers instant knowledge or Information-
3. Chronic Stress (distress) destroys our ability to learn
4. Smiling, laughing, and meditation strategies improve health
5. At any age, I can double my long-term memory, and triple
my learning skills.
In criminal law, the prosecutor must prove Criminal Intent to convict.
In Latin, it is Mens Rea - a guilty mind. The second element is doing something.
It is the Criminal Act - in Latin: Actus Reus.
In school (college/Graduate School), and in your career, you require Intent
to win promotions, proven by your personal actions. It is the one-two punch.
Success begins with Intention, and ends with a Leap-of-Faith. How is that
played out in your career?
Would you be more competitive for promotions in your career if you
could read-and-remember three (3) books, articles, and reports, in the
time your peers can hardly finish one? Ask us how.
Speed Reading is a life changer.
copyright © 2009 H. Bernard Wechsler