The first step is reading – identifying and educating yourself about the different ways to move towards what you want. Craig says a great book to start with is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which interestingly was written in 1937 but remains “a bible” to this day.
Also, with the advent of the internet age, there is always an abundance of reading material and videos at your fingertips, which Craig says will then lead you on the trail to connect with other authors and speakers.
The next step is creating an awareness that what you want for your future life is different than what you currently have.
“You’ve got to be committed to make a change yourself,” says Craig. “Other people can’t make you change, you have to want it, otherwise it won’t work.”
For the naysayers out there who still think it’s impossible to accomplish their goals, Craig shares an interesting fact.
“We all set goals every day – getting out of bed on time, getting to work on time, looking after the kids; they’re all goals, we just don’t consciously set them.
“Once people start to recognise that they can achieve those things based on – when they set them, an intent, an emotion and then taking action; all you need to do is apply that same formula.”
Given 2017 is the year of the Rooster, that’s a pretty good omen for everyone out there wanting to make a positive change in their lives. According to Chinese astrology, the Rooster is connected with hard work, integrity and efficiency; and Chinese New Year 2017 predictions state that it is the year for career and financial advancements for people who put in the hard work.
If that’s not motivation to get you moving in the right direction in 2017, I don’t know what is.
Wanting to move on to bigger and better things?
1. You have to have focus, know exactly what you want and be specific, you can’t just say ‘I want to earn more money’, how much money?
2. You have to be passionate about your goal and you have to attach emotion to it because that’s why we do everything.
3. You have to take action, even if they’re small steps, you need to do something towards it.