How to Focus Your Mind on What You Want to Achieve

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To achieve something, you have to give it mental energy. LOTS of mental energy. Here's a cool tip about focusing on what you want to achieve.

It's easy to hold a mental image for a second or a couple of seconds, but when your mind starts chattering away again, the image vaporizes or becomes polluted by the intruding thoughts.

Write out a super-quick elevator pitch style sentence about your desire. Make it short, no more than 5 seconds long. The difference between an elevator pitch and this blurb is that you are pitching it to yourself so it's okay to express your financial desires too - but since the universe is about give and take, cause and effect, your focus must be on the value you provide!

You want to paint the big picture with this sentence: you, in your ideal situation. Take your time composing the perfect 5-second pitch to yourself. Example: "I own a multi-million dollar online business helping people improve their health."


Then, enter a meditative state. This is essential for this exercise to work, because you need to impress this idea into your subconscious mind. When you feel yourself relax, start thinking about what you want to achieve.

Then - this is the cool part - imagine yourself hand writing the sentence that you wrote, IN CURSIVE - in your best, gold-star-worthy handwriting. DO NOT allow your mind to skip ahead as your mind will do when you're reading or even when you're scribbling notes to yourself. You know how to write. This is an exercise in being focused on WHAT you are writing.

The key to this exercise is being meticulous and precise in your imagination. Imagine yourself completely, beautifully and lovingly writing out each and every letter and punctuation mark because it is an expression of the joy you feel as you accomplish this dream! Don't forget to cross your t's and dot your i's!

Repeat the exercise as many times as you want, but at least three to five times.


Put positive emotions into this! After all, what could be better than writing out this declaration of what you ARE achieving? Feels awesome, doesn't it?

The next step is repeating the exercise every day for at least one month.

Why does this work? As you're "writing" in your mind, you're imprinting the message in your subconscious, AND you are staying focused on the content of your sentence because you are thinking about the act of writing it with the most beautiful penmanship and positive emotions you can (a.k.a. passion and love). It's a very present-moment meditation exercise that will keep your energy hyper-focused on your desire.


This is a powerful command to your subconscious. Just watch what happens next!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Good stuff.

    You also have to write your goals down on paper so that you read them everyday and they will be embedded in your mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Good stuff.

      You also have to write your goals down on paper so that you read them everyday and they will be embedded in your mind.
      On the one hand, yes - it's great to have a physical reminder to look at every day - but on the other hand, physically writing goals down isn't required, because your subconscious mind can't tell the difference between what is in your imagination and what is in your physical reality.

      Whether you write with your hands or with your mind, you are doing the same thing: imprinting an idea in your subconscious.

      But it sure doesn't hurt to reinforce one with the other. The holy trinity would be to add spoken affirmations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb D Miller
    I think the key is to remember where you are going.

    And the best way to do that is to create a story in your mind.

    You want to have a vision for what you want and you want your brain to be focused on solving how you are going to get there, and not solving why you are where you are or how you got there.

    I think most people live in a story about why they are stuck, and so they will keep getting stuck until they aren't trying to solve that story anymore.

    Create a powerful story about where you want to go.

    I believe meditation and visualization are amazing tools, but I think that mind mapping and creating memory palaces to house stories and goals are also really helpful for making it all "stick" in the mind.

    You've got to really see it, to remember it.
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    • Profile picture of the author TMJsall
      I have to write it down...I have my goals and a vision statement I write and say multiple times a day. When I find myself wanting to play video game or do something unproductive, I take out my notebook and write it down. I take a few minutes to emotionally think about why I have these goals and this vision then I'm ready to go again...
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  • Profile picture of the author andyredsox
    Great read!

    It's also reminding you constantly about the things needed to be done in oreder to make those goals / picture happen.

    It's also great to create a picture or what they call picture goal board and place them on areas you always see.

    It will create a positive image in your mind to keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author fallingdown101
    thank you for your this tip !!
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  • Profile picture of the author marktwins
    Grt. I think managing and utilizing the time efficiently will make a big success. For this we need to follow some basic time management techniques.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
      Originally Posted by marktwins View Post

      Grt. I think managing and utilizing the time efficiently will make a big success. For this we need to follow some basic time management techniques.
      Absolutely! All the mental work won't make a dent if you don't get off your butt and get to work. The mental work makes you want to get up off your butt :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author winz
    Nice tip Jarmila
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Great thread! I find journaling to be soo helpful because it lets me take a look at what I was doing when I made the biggest progress in my business or helps me to overcome the obstacles that I face.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    Great. Goals are essential to have in order to succeed. I think that this could work for someone who wanted to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vortex Creator
    From what I learned "what we want" already exists and this exercise would not help add any definition to my desire because it is already as defined as it can be and if it wasn't I wouldn't have this particular desire and I wouldn't feel any negative emotion focusing on the absence of it.

    The thing this exercise can really help with is "reprogramming" yourself so it becomes your new set-point and your desire feels natural to you, instead of standing on the outside of it. When you know what you want it's not about stating it over and over again because the universe knows what you want. Then it's about letting go of all the blocks you have built against it and letting it in, letting it, letting it in and following the impulses your subconscious gives you. If this is an impulse that you feel serves you and allows you to get closer to the "vibration" of your desire then go for it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author humboldt84
    I think having a personal mission statement is very important to maintain focus and achieve your goals. I really like the idea of turning that into an elevator pitch. Repetition is the key!
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  • Profile picture of the author namktqs
    Good point. And I want talk about more, with thing as what we really want, that should put on our mind daily day. We can do it when we wake up and before sleep. Keep discipline done some small things everyday as good way focus mind and help forward our goal. success not overnight so we need persist and get motivation from ourselves and from other things other people that do it well for us.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I think setting goals is something that your mind responds to. Short-term goals and long-term goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    Originally Posted by Jarmila View Post

    You want to paint the big picture with this sentence: you, in your ideal situation. Take your time composing the perfect 5-second pitch to yourself. Example: "I own a multi-million dollar online business helping people improve their health."
    That's the key. To state your desires in the present tense. Acting as if you already have what you want is the best way to get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author barefut
    Wow, I must try that. Have been looking for some good ways to do affirmations.
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