Having goals provides us with a clear direction of where we want to go, when we want to get there, and how we will do it. It gives us more structure in all areas of our lives, be it on the financial, personal, or professional front.
Setting goals also allows us to stay in a state of motivation. There are many other benefits you might be familiar with, but did you know that there are three types of goals?
A-type goals are the ones you know you can accomplish and know how to accomplish them. For many, an excellent example of this type of goal is buying a car.
B-type goals are things that you think you can do. For example, a B-type goal could be booking that dream vacation.
A C-Type Goal is something that:
- You really want.
- Lights a fire in your belly.
- Causes you to stretch and go beyond where you’ve ever been.
- Is so big, it scares and excites you at the same time.
- You have absolutely no idea HOW to reach; you just know you will.
The tricky part about this type of goal is that you don’t know precisely how you will reach it. In this case, you just have to decide to do it and start moving toward it.
Let’s assume that you have decided on a C-type goal. First of all, a big congratulations! Now what?
A critical thing you need to do is continually visualize your goal as if it was already accomplished. But how do you do that?
You must imprint this goal on your subconscious mind. I know that sounds complicated, but thankfully, it isn’t. You must consistently think about it. Repetition is one of the secrets.
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By continuously thinking about it, knowing why you want it, and using all your “feelings” towards it, you’ll begin to see a way, and a path will form. Neville Goddard called it” the bridge of incidents.”
There are some techniques you can use to keep your goal in mind. Some people write this goal repeatedly, up to a hundred times a day. Others record themselves repeating it on a loop on tape.
Another way is continually reminding yourself of it. There are a few examples. One is to carry reminder stones or jingling coins in your pocket. Every time you hear them, it reminds you of your desire. Vision boards are also a consistent way of reminding yourself.
Bob Proctor, from the movie The Secret, uses the idea of an index card that he calls a Goal Card with your goal written on it, precisely what you desire. Carry it with you and read it often throughout your day.
I personally use this method. But since I work from home, I’ve pinned mine up on my bulletin board, right at eye level, just right of my computer screen. This way, if I’m feeling confused, disappointed, distracted, overwhelmed, or wanting to give up, I see it right there in black and white: what I want and why I’m doing it.
When most people contemplate their C-type goal, they quickly brush it aside and never pursue it because of fear or not believing they can achieve it.
Going after a C-type goal might require something “drastic” like quitting your job, borrowing a large sum of money, moving to another city, or getting out of a relationship. It’s moving out of your comfort zone and heading straight for, what Bob Proctor calls, the “Terror Barrier.”
It sounds scary but don’t be discouraged! Knowing you will experience this allows you not to be caught by surprise and will motivate you to prepare strategies to break through it.
Often, this Terror Barrier is a paradigm or something fearful imagined. When you break through the Terror Barrier, you realize the Terror Barrier was not what you imagined. Once you’re through it, there is growth and inspiration.
So, there you have it. Keep your goal in mind, even if you don’t know how it will work out. Keep a Goal Card, stones, or coins to help keep you focused, and next thing you know, that could be your ticket to all your dreams come true!
Updated April 18, 2022