QOD-167: Are You a Star or Just Floating In Space?

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We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.
― David Bottoms

As we head out of the gravity of this year and into the orbits of the next year, we have the opportunity to start fresh. The beginning of a new year makes us think about things that we want to do anew, things we want to change. New Years Resolutions are the common core with most people. For most people, they don’t work.

This year, let’s take our satellites and run wild. Instead of setting New Years Resolutions, lets set goals. Take a Risk! Take your life in your own hands. Don’t leave it up to fate, to fancy, to arbitrary and capricious whims which is what  most New Years Resolutions really are. They are wishes, thoughts and desires. But they are not concrete goals. If you want to resolve to do something or change something this year. Resolve to set a clearly defined, written goal with deadline that is realistic.

Though I like this quote and I interpret it one way, I think there is also another possible interpretation that many people could see from it. It could be saying that we want to just float free and take control of our lives and just hurl them out among the stars. But is that really taking control of your life? Is just floating free in space and hurling ourselves out among the stars really controlling our lives?  I think that too many of us are floating around in space already. Too many of us are out among the stars letting the environment around us control what we do. If something pushes us, we go off in the direction that we are pushed. If we bump into something, we have no way to control the trajectory of where we go. I think that isn’t control. I think we haven’t got our lives in our own hands, but in the hands of whatever we encounter.

The risk we run is disintegration of our lives, our dreams. The real risk is taking our lives in our hands and choosing where we want to head in space, which direction we want to head. Our lives are like space. We can take our life in our own hands by setting a goal to go to the place we want to be and pushing off in that direction.

If you want to take control of your life and put some GASS in your rockets as you take off for your goals this next year, take off with the Goal Achievement Success System and Goal Getting Podcast.

Go Out Today and Take Off! Take Off With Your Goals and You Be The Star!

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I want to help you get the goals you set and make this year the best year ever for you. Do you want to achieve your goals? Do you want to walk your own path and go where no one has ever been before? Does your subconscious mind play goalie for the other team, blocking your goals and dreams? You can change your mind and make it play for your team.

I’ve put together my Goal Achievement Success System to help you do that. The Mental Bank Program is a major part of this system.

I discuss the Mental Bank Concept in these three episodes:

Episode 34 – Is This What You Struggle With?

Episode 35  – Is Your Mind Killing Your Dreams? 6 Steps to Stop It Now.

Episode 36 – Success Is Not An Accident – Take That To The Bank!

Using the Mental Bank Program and the 3 Keys to Successful Goal Setting and you will have the best year of your life. You will change your subconscious mind into the Goal Getting Machine is was designed to be.

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Pick up your copy of the Mental Bank Ledger we discuss in Episode 36 to use to reset your Subconscious Mind to work for your team. Get your copy at GoalGettingPodcast.com/mbl .  The Mental Bank Ledger along with the lessons taught in Goal Getting Podcast Episodes 34, 35 and 36 will help you Get The Goals You Set.

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