Have you ever noticed how many people make bold New Year’s resolutions and then by March they are all but forgotten? Have you ever wondered why that happens? Why is it that we find it difficult to stick to and reach our goals?

I asked busy professional women and men what gets in the way of them achieving their goals, the women responded by pointing out the countless number of work and family demands. Their main complaint was, “there’s not enough time.” The men’s responses were slightly different. They were focused on the barriers to reaching their goals – other people, earning a living, money, or the assumption that their dream wasn’t possible.

If you are not getting what you want from life it is likely due to two things, the first is a lack of clarity. Getting specific about what you desire is the first step to manifesting it. Think of it this way, let’s say you decide to order a pizza, but forgot to tell the pizza maker what ingredients you want on it. How would he know what to include? Without specific instructions you get what you get, and it may not be what you want.

When you clearly describe your goal, you are notifying the Universe of what you intend to create. When this happens, it becomes a co-creation process between you and the Universe.

For the next three days, challenge yourself to get specific about one project or goal you want to accomplish. Write it down. Describe it using every descriptive phrase you can think of. Then add in a description of what you will feel like once it is accomplished. Dwell on your goal’s description and the emotions all week as you imagine it completed. As you think about it, ask to be guided toward the next logical step. I expect that you will see doors open and answers pop up where you didn’t expect them.

Next week, I’ll share the second reason why you’re not getting what you want.

Until then, warm wishes for your success.

P.S. If you need help getting started or would like to learn more about how you can get more of what you want in business and life, check out my Success Principles Series workshops and mini retreats. A list of upcoming events will be listed soon.

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