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“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”






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 “Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can’t get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, your not setting big enough goals.”

Bob Proctor
Author and Speaker





 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath” , “The Lands That Lie Between” and her new book ”Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here .

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“A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.”

Dr. Joe Vitale:Motivational author and speaker





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We’ve talked about pursuing our dreams and letting our life missions give power to our goals…

We’ve talked about the Dragons of Resistance and how Kaizen can be our friend

We’ve talked about dreaming Big and about feeling like we’re too small to accomplish anything…

We’re on our way!

Now, has anyone besides me noticed that I talk about writing your goals down a lot…?

Well, there’s a reason for that.

There’s been quite a lot of studies on how people succeed or fail, how they achieve their goals or no, on how they accomplish brilliant, impossible amazing things.

People no different than you and me.

And you know one thing they found? They found that writing down what you want to achieve makes a difference in quite a number of ways.

  • They found that high school students who wrote down goals were more likely to complete school, end up with high paying jobs, and achieve their dreams.
  • They found that people who wrote down affirmations and posted them around where they saw them frequently (by the bathroom mirror, over the dressing table, on the car dashboard) were more likely to be able to break out of destructive beliefs and changed to more positive beliefs more easily;
  • They found that people who wrote an affirmation a thousand times were able to more easily clear out a destructive habit and reprogram a better one (ever wonder why your teacher made you write on the board?…)
  • They found that people who wrote down a list of things that they wanted to do were more likely to accomplish them even if they put the list away and don’t look at it…


And all it took was a few moments and a little ink.

Have you thought about writing down what you want to achieve next?…

More on the way…






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So now you’re on your way to making your dreams come true.

But, do you know where you’re going?

Those of you who’ve read my work or heard me talk in the past may be aware that I believe that each and every one of us (yes, you too!) has a mission in life. Something unique that you bring to the Party of Life that no one else can bring.

Finding out your Life Mission puts a new spin on setting goals and making your dreams come true….

You can set goals:

  • because they’re required by others (need to certify in CPR for a job);
  • because your body demands them (it’s time to bulk down);
  • because they’re a unique opportunity (who would have thought that I could learn morris dancing at half price if I sign up now?) ;
  • because they’re fun (alligator wrestling night at adult education? how can I pass on that?)

But goals set to live your Life Mission are extra special.

Your Life Mission is what you’re here to do. Because of this, things that are part of your mission tend to be more:

  • fun;
  • exciting;
  • juicy;
  • (fill in your favorite positive adjective here);

That’s not to say that life mission goals are all joy and fairy dust. Many times , you’ll find stages in reaching for your life mission to be hard work or temporarily frustrating.

But the goals that you set for your Life Mission not only move you towards being more perfectly You ( which is a blast) but also tend to feel good/ right in the process…

I’m not saying that all goals need to be about your Life Mission. I think dancing the Carioca or snake charming or learning a new language can be a wonderful thing and make your life better.

I’m just saying that the goals you set with your Life Mission in mind tend to be the ones that make the most difference to you and the world around you…

So, what are you here to do?

We’ll be looking at that more in the future.

Til then






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In my Jan. 5 post on New Year’s resolutions and making your dreams come true, I talked about the concept of using the New Year to stimulate real change in your life, as opposed to good intentions that turn into regrets by the end of January.

If you have projects / goals/ dreams you want to make real, what’s one of the most powerful things you can do to make that happen?

Write it down….

On the physical / psychological / physiological side of the fence, many psychological /sociological studies have found that writing a goal down appreciably increases the odds that you will achieve it.

Even if you write it down, put it away and don’t look at it for a long time…

Weird, but true. The literature is full of stories about folks who wrote down a description of the perfect life partner, an ideal job or other desired objective, lost it for a while then found it again after time, only to find that that goal had actually come to pass…

Of course, it’s better to write it down and look at it on a regular basis, but surveys say that is not necessarily necessary.

More news from the weird but true scientific side of the aisle- medical studies have found that checking something off on a “To Do” list can actually stimulate a small but significant boost of endorphins, those pleasant little hormones that make us feel good.

(So, if you’re like me and have ever written down something you’ve already done on your list so you can check it off, there’s actually a good reason for this :-)  ! )

From a psychological standpoint, writing down what we want to achieve focuses our attention on it, so we start looking for ways to make it happen. Checking off completed steps feels good so we do more things to make our dreams come true.

Over on the metaphysical side of the aisle, writing things down starts the process of energetically attracting the goal we seek and the ways to get there. If we write it down and look at it regularly, every time we look, we are focusing our attention on and drawing energy into manifesting that new reality.

It’s not always enough to write it down and look at it (although some times, it is…) but doing this stacks the decks more in our favor and makes it easier to get where we want to go.

So, write it down…

  • Write it down in your day planner and look at your dream everyday.
  • Write it on a card and tape it up next to your bathroom mirror, so you focus on it while you brush your teeth
  • Write it on a card and tape it to your car dashboard( if it’s a goal that you’re comfortable with people seeing).

Write your dream or goal down and put it where you can see it.

And now you’re on your way…

See you soon






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