Goal setting and achieving happen at a different level of consciousness

 It's the sign of an educated mind that can
entertain another's ideas without having to own them.
- Goal setting happens in the conscious mind.

- Goal achieving happens in the subconscious mind.

- The subconscious mind is responsible for maintaining our reality. 

- Our reality is made up of beliefs and habits that leads to activities that lead to the results we obtain.

- Results are a direct reflection of beliefs and actions.

Thus, in order to ACHIEVE goals, we perform sustainable actions by changing our beliefs by changing our reality. Our reality is only changing through repetitive thoughts driven by a desire, a purpose, a why.

We can set goals all day long, but they stay in our consciousness, rejected by our unconsciousness, until we change our thinking as it pertains the achievement of those goals.

Goal achieving happens in the subconscious mind and the subconscious is trying to reject any changes. Right now, if this is new to you, it's rejecting it...afraid a change might be coming.

To that end, don't let your subconscious reject something before understanding it.


Thoughts on "Why Change Your Thinking"

I've studied successful people for over forty years and
I've found they are all alike in one way: the way they think.
- John C. Maxwell

That quote is from his book How Successful People Think and right out of the gate, in the introduction, John addresses WHY CHANGE YOUR THINKING?

No doubt John at least pondered the unsuccessful and knew he needed to address this issue quickly;  why one would want to change their thinking?

It's simple, really - if you don't like something in your life, anything; work, home, family, play. If you don't like it, if you want to improve, you must change your thinking. Your thinking controls your actions and 90% of your thoughts are repetitive. Literally. 90% of what you think about today is the same as yesterday and if you want to change, you have to break deep into that 90%. Or else. Or else those habitual thoughts will drive you to........well, they'll drive you to not change.

It's hard to overcome a problem, overcome a situation, overcome where you are right now. You are where you are, I am where I am, WE are were we are because of the journey we've been on, the paths we've taken, the decisions we've made, the happenings that have happened. We could not be where we are without ALL OF THAT.

And when we start applying action to the changed thinking, things start happening to keep us in the old reality. So we have to stay in the change, we have to keep thinking and acting into the changed thinking.

We can't get to a new place with the same thinking that got us HERE.

Back to John's quote, he said "the WAY we think." The WAY we think, and the Way we change our thinking is also the same.


Today. Just Today.

Today. A day in 2016.


Really.? Years fly by. Concerns for years past, I have to search to remember.


Yesterday? Forget it, drive on. FIDO.

Today. Lord, my daily bread.

Don't think about tomorrow.

Today has enough challenges of its own. Don't make today worse by thinking too much about tomorrow.

Today. It's all about today. Making today the best day.

Today. Putting one foot in front on the other, making every step count.

Scripture tells me to be diligent about every action and God will establish my plans.

Today, I know what to do next, do that. And only then will I know what needs to be done then.


It's up to me to make it a great day.


Masterminding is, in part, not letting predetermined assumptions rule the conversation. If I only agree or disagree with you, I'll never grow, I'll never change, I'll never improve, I'll never get any results different than I'm already getting.

Just because I don't argue with you doesn't mean I agree, nor do I necessarily like what you have to say when I don't disagree.

Considering another's point of view without agreeing or disagreeing is (maybe a bit of conceit here?)....is a sign of an educated mind. At least I'm more educated than I was before and that's my goal. (This is just about me) It's also an exercise that keeps me from judging others' and their words and intentions.

Many times, I'll hear something I totally disagree with and ask myself 'what if I did?'

Or really like something and ask 'what if I didn't?'

And it does make for an interesting discussion between Danny and Smitty.