Friday 21 October 2016

Pat Henry: Fulfil your potential

Published 26/04/2016 | 02:30

Personal trainer Pat Henry
Personal trainer Pat Henry

In the third part of his series on goals, Pat Henry suggests using a chart as a motivational tool

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You might find it useful to use the following chart as a motivational tool. I suggest you put it somewhere that you will make direct eye-contact with it every day.

1. Unlock your potential

Whatever you have accomplished in life up to now has only been preparation for the amazing things you can accomplish in the future.

2. Take charge of your life

Refuse to make excuses or to blame others. Instead, make progress towards your goals every single day.

3. Create your own future

Think about and plan your future as if you had all the resources you needed to create any life that you desire.

4. Clarify your values

Take the time to think through what you really believe in and care about.

5. Your true goals

Decide for yourself what you really want to accomplish in every area of your life. Clarity is vital for happiness.

6. Have a definite purpose

There must be a single goal that will help you to achieve your other goals more than any other. Work on it all the time.

7. Analyse your beliefs

Your beliefs about your own abilities and about the world around will have more of an impact on your feelings and actions than any other factor.

8. Start at the beginning

Determine your exact situation today and be both honest and realistic about what you want to accomplish in the future.

9. Measure your progress

Set clear benchmarks, measures and scorecards for yourself on the road to your goals.

10. Remove the roadblocks

Problem solving is a skill you can master with practice and thereby achieve your goals faster.

11. Excel in your field

Join the top 10pc in your field. Set this as a goal and work on it every day.

12. Be with the right people

Resolve today to associate only with people you like, respect and admire. Fly with the eagles if you want to be an eagle yourself.

13. Make a plan of action

Your ability to plan in advance will enable you to accomplish complex goals.

14. Manage your time

Concentrate on the most valuable use of your time.

15. Review your goals daily

Make sure that you are still on track and be prepared to modify your goals and plans with new information.

16. Visualise

Repeatedly 'see' your goals as if they already existed.

17. Activate your superconscious mind

Take the time to tap into this amazing source of ideas and insights for goal attainment.

18. Remain flexible

Be constantly open to new better, faster, cheaper ways to achieve the same result.

19. Unlock your creativity

You can tap into your intelligence to overcome any obstacles and achieve any goal you can set for yourself.

20. Do something every day

Get started towards your goal and then do something every day that moves you closer to what you want to accomplish.

21. Persist until you succeed

Persistence is self-discipline in action and the true measure of your belief in yourself.

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