March 29, 2012

That image is what I see in my mind every time I wake up. It is my key motivation to get my butt into training and push myself harder than ever before.

When I wake up, I look to my left and see my white board hanging on my bedroom wall. I use it to write down my goals. My main goal is written as follows:


If you notice, I write as if it is already true. I possess the object that I desire. These is key in writing down your goals. It does much more on the subconscious level to get you moving closer to your goals.

But that goal I just wrote is too short and not detailed enough. Here is what I have in my written journal:

It is October 14, 2013 and I am feeling great! I have won the ADCC 2013 Submission Wrestling World Championships – taking home two gold medals. I submitted all my opponents in the 87.9kg and Absolute divisions. My training camp was perfect. I trained with the best sparring partners, and finely tuned my submissions for this tournament. My conditioning was even better than last time. I had the cardio to fight forever AND the stamina to have explosive power when needed to finish. I have never felt so confident in my abilities before at ADCC. I competed a lot more than in previous tournaments, which made a big difference in my mental game. I felt a lot more comfortable when facing the tougher competition. In fact, the matches that I thought would be my toughest turned out to be easier than I thought. I had prepared so thoroughly that there was nobody who was able to defend against my relentless submission attacks. I have never felt so alive as I did that day, standing on top of the podium with my ADCC gold medal and trophy. My confidence is at an all time high and I am looking forward to growing my legacy and spreading my fighting style across the world.

As you can see, this is much more detailed. To be honest, this is not the full story. This is just a piece, but I think you can get the idea.

What does a true goal contain?

  • Details on what you wish to achieve. The more, details the better!
  • What you are going to exchange in order to receive the object of your desire? (Time, Training, money, etc.)
  • Date when you have possessed your goal.
  • Create a definite plan of action on how you wish to attain goal

The form in which you write your goal should be like a story. The more vivid and detailed the story is, the more focused and animated your subconscious will be to make it come true.

You know you have written a good goal when after reading it you are pumped up and motivated. You should be reading this goal twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. This will keep you focused on what is important.

Look at the picture. Notice the medal is gold. That was done with some photoshop magic 🙂

I will use this picture to help create what I see in my mind a reality. Having tools like this helps to create a powerful mental picture of your goal being completed. As a wise man once said, “Seeing is Believing.” But people often take it as seeing the physical reality. In truth, it must be seen and believed within your mind before it will ever come to be true in your external reality.

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