Criteria and Values
Can be used in various ways, in this use case, it’ll be for directing your RAS towards a specific goal and have the ability to increase motivation towards the goal at any time.
Step 1 - Get a piece of paper (Preferably card sized so you can carry it around)
Step 2 - Write at the top that one thing you want to achieve.
Step 3 - As you read this, you’ll begin to picture that thing you want to achieve as if you have already lived it, noticing how good you feel as with every word you read and every beat of your heart, it only intensifies and vividly plays out in your mind naturally. With this, ask yourself, what’s important about having or achieving that thing? Because?
Step 4 - Write down the first unedited thing that came to mind.
Step 5 - Now ask yourself, what’s important about that thing you wrote down? Because? Remember first impression is always correct, resist editing anything.
Step 6 - Now for a final time, ask yourself, what would that thing do for you? Because?(What you wrote in the previous step) First impression without editing in your mind intuitively.
Step 7 - Now if you followed these steps correctly, you will have a title (The thing you want to achieve) with three things you wrote down.
Step 8 - Finally, hold the paper up in front of your face, and speak out loud everything on the paper in sequence (order you wrote it down) three times at least and then notice how you feel about that goal. You now also understand those important why’s of wanting to achieve that goal.
If you feel absolutely nothing, then try again and resist editing your answers and really try to get into the exercise and visualising and feeling the goal being achieved. This will be all intuitive as you already have the answers, your not making anything up on the spot so to speak, it about drawing out consciously what drives you to go after and want to achieve that goal naturally. It’s what you value deep inside. This will also benefit you in understanding yourself more and what truly drives you as it brings awareness.
Try this on a small goal first to get he hang of it. I’ll be writing in my longterm journal about the affects I experience from this as it’s powerful. Sometimes better to make two, have one with you in your wallet and one on your wall so it can’t be easily forgotten as I have made the mistake of doing till now.
Enjoy guys, I know this is a good one!