People don’t readily think of planning as a mind-power technique. But consider the subject of planning in the light of this principle: You bring about what you think about. There is a lot of thinking to be done in order to attract a lot of money. There is nothing quite like writing things down to help one crystallize his or her thinking. There’s nothing quite like a written plan of action to propel one towards the accomplishment of his or her goals.
“Plans” is the title of chapter 16 in my book, How to Attract Money Using Mind Power. Here’s the quote I use to open that chapter:
“By putting together a plan in much the same way as you would use a road map–by being systematic and studying the various alternatives–you focus the direction of your thoughts and find yourself capable of reaching almost any goal you please.”
–John Marks Templeton, Discovering the Laws of Life, 1994
A plan is, quite simply, a spelled out way to carry out some aim or objective. A plan gives you a potential way to reach a goal or accomplish a task. A plan can fill in the gap between your thinking and your doing.
In this series of articles we’ve already discussed “money goals.” Ideally, you will have a written plan for accomplishing each of your money goals. Your plan would consist of a list of things which must be done in order for you to reach a given goal. To reach your big money goals, you’ll likely need to complete certain other tasks first. You could call these tasks subgoals. Writing out a plan, too, for each of these subgoals will help you insure that you know what you need to do to reach your big money goals and that you do what you need to do to reach your big money goals.
Just as your money goals themselves should have deadlines, many of your subgoals should have deadlines as well. These deadlines will help move you and your subconscious to act. Your deadlines should be far enough off to give you time to work your plans, but not so far off that you can get away with being lazy.
You won’t always reach your subgoals by the deadlines you set for them. There will be occasions when you decide you’ll need more time to accomplish certain of the subgoals you are working on. When that happens you can extend your deadline for the subgoal in question.
You likely won’t know all the tasks you’ll need to do to reach a given goal since you will gain knowledge and experience as you go along. So you should review your plans regularly and adjust them as you need to. In this way, you will be better able to keep yourself moving in the right direction. In this way you will pave a road leading to the financial reality you wish to create for yourself.
Some people seem to avoid planning as if it were the proverbial plague. Some people seem to think planning is overly hard to do. Planning does require some sustained, focused, thought. And sustained, focused, thought does require effort. But planning is not nearly as hard as it may seem to you.
Really, the way I teach you to come up with plans, you’ll get much of your direction and ideas through your faculty of intuition (Chapter 15 in my book and article 15 in this series). So, you’ll have to do less conscious-mind reasoning than you otherwise would have had to do, and that’s definitely good news considering how most people tend to avoid sustained, logical, purposeful thought.
By using the many mind-power techniques I teach in my book and in these articles, you will develop your intuition in relation to how it works regarding financial matters. This will be an invaluable asset to you. Ideas will come to you about how to get the money you want, and you will then write those ideas down, put them in their most logical sequence and, with some conscious-mind reasoning and some research, you will develop powerful plans.
These plans will act as road maps to get you to the financial destinations you are striving to reach. And your intuition will help you to instinctively know which people and situations are good for your financial health, and your financial plans, and which are not. This approach to planning is superior to that of simply using your conscious mind to gather facts, consider options and decide on actions.
Here’s another quote I use in my chapter on planning:
“Your road to success requires planning.”
Mack R. Douglas, How to Make a Habit of Succeeding, 1966
That is a very succinct and powerful statement. It’s a true statement. And it is no less true regarding gaining financial success as it is for gaining success in any area of your life you’d like to succeed in.
I am a big fan of writing things down. This is so because I know the process works magic when it comes to focusing and using mind power. Write your goals down. Get your desires out of your head and clearly onto paper. And come up with written plans for reaching those goals. Very few people do it, which is yet another reason why very few people consistently create and attract the financial circumstances they would choose to have.
Look at planning as just one more tool in your toolbox of mind-power techniques that can help you attract the money you want and need. Planning works. Written plans can help you focus your mind power and your actions. They can show you what to do to pursue your goals. By writing things down, you make them clear to yourself and to your subconscious. If what you intend to do is clear to you and your subconscious, and you keep revising and working your plans, nothing can keep you from reaching your big money goals.
James Goi Jr. is an author, speaker and mind-power coach. He publishes the free monthly “Mind Power & Money Ezine.” To learn more about James, or to subscribe to the ezine, start by going here: www.jamesgoijr.net
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