From around the world journalists and readers of Allan and Barbara’s latest work, The Answer, have been writing in with their questions. We wanted to share the authors’ wisdom with you…. So read on, to your success.
Why do people with ambitious goals seem happier than people living day-to-day?
Human beings are motivated by visualizing end results. This is why humans are a goal oriented species. With a clearly defined goal, you are motivated to step around, jump over or deal with obstacles or road blocks that arise. Without a clearly defined goal humans are motivated by the next thing that happens, which, statistically will be negative or non-productive. A person who lives day-to-day is only motivated by what happens to them next and does not take responsibility for building the life they want.
Where do we start, if we are not happy and would like to change our life?
The first thing to do is to handwrite your goals on paper, listing everything that you have ever wanted to do or want to do now. Once you have your list, you then prioritise your goals into A’s B’s and C’s, with A’s being the most important goals that you have now. Science has proven the positive impact of handwriting your goals and we reveal this research in THE ANSWER.
How can setting goals help and why are our chances of success better when we set goals?
When you have a clearly defined goal your RAS filters the information in your environment so you are able to see the steps you need to take to achieve your goal. If you do not have a clearly defined goal, stated in the positive, your RAS cannot locate the path forward and it’s unlikely you’ll achieve what you want.
Why are some people afraid to set ambitious goals in life?
Negative programming, which often starts in childhood can mean that some people believe they don’t have the ability to achieve their goals because they are “not smart enough” or “not brave enough”. When you learn how to program your RAS you can use this system for any goal you want. Your RAS doesn’t distinguish between an ambitious goal and a small goal. The process to achieving your goals is the same, no matter how big or small they are.
What are the most common reasons why a person doesn’t achieve their goals? Why do we give up on our dreams?
It is common to encounter roadblocks or challenges when you are trying to achieve a goal. Achieving your goal may not be easy, but the system we describe in THE ANSWER – THE RAS – is simple and anyone can follow it. When you accept that challenges are part of the process, they will no longer stop you. You will remain committed to your goal and never give up.
What attributes of character would help us achieve our goals? Can we learn them?
This is an important question! All of the techniques for success can be learned. The system we outline in THE ANSWER – THE RAS – is very simple. Be consistent and use visualization everyday. Follow the steps outlined in THE ANSWER and believe YOU CAN DO IT AND YOU WILL.