Creating Clear and Specific Goals

It is easy to let the chatter of everyday life interfere with our chosen path.  The following quick exercises may help you to keep your goals in focus and maintain a forward momentum toward achieving your desired outcome.

If you have a difficult time meditating because it is difficult for you to prevent thoughts from rising, try this suggestion from Emanuela Pannone, an intuitive writer.

Find a place where you can be alone, relax easily and not be interrupted.

Write down a question, a person’s name, or a topic you wish to know more about.

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.

Say “re” on the inhale and “lax” on the exhale, with the exhale being longer than the inhale.

This could take a few minutes, but take whatever time you need to completely relax the body.

Using the index finger, lightly touch what you have written using a side-to-side motion.  This movement helps strengthen the connection between your physical body and your intuitive mind.  It also helps to distract your mind so it will not lose its focus on the nature of your inquiry.

Keep your eyes closed and stay completely relaxed.  You will start to experience seeing words or discover that letters appear in your mind, or you may receive thoughts or words that do not appear to be your own.

Open your eyes and begin writing.  The more relaxed you are, the more information will flow to you.

When setting goals according to, focus on one at a time.  It is often tempting to multi-task, but that behavior can be counter-productive toward reaching one’s goal.  A fuzzy target does not get hit with any degree of accuracy.  A more effective method is to think of using attention to “switch task” by making everything in the background blurry, but the task at hand crystal clear.

For instance if the objective is to clear out the inbox, focus on the items in the inbox and de-focus the background chatter, or the temptation to visit with a co-worker until the objective is reached.  If you consistently use the de-focus technique to “switch task” whenever you approach a task, it will become a ritual that repeated over time, develops into a habit.

Habits determine who you become and shape your environment.  By choosing clear objectives, then carrying them out with specific behaviors targeted toward reaching the objective, it is possible to create a different reality.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.