1) Don't just think it- Ink it
The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest mind. Unless you learn to write down your goals, they are often lost in the shuffle and excitement of new life problems, challenges, and decisions that arise on a daily basis. It is crucial that you eliminate outside interruptions and stay focused by putting pen to paper and writing your goals down! What are some of your goals?
Book more Gigs?
Raise your rates?
Perform on TV?
Be Very Specific with Every Little Detail, Hold that Vision in your Mind.
"Reduce your plan to writing.... The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire."- Napoleon Hill
2) Suspend Reality
As a Magician, we exercise our imaginations daily. This contributes to a powerful imagination. Put it to use, pretend it is only a game; play in fantasy land for awhile. Allow the sleeping giant inside of you out to play. Imagine, if you had every skill, resource, or ability in the world, what would you do with it? What would you set out to accomplish if you knew you could not fail? Don't Filter, Qualify, or Judge, just write down whatever comes to mind and flows naturally.
Remember: Do not prejudge your ability or worthiness to have and achieve whatever your mind conceives. Let your thoughts flow.
"The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go." - Albert Einstein
3) Dare to Think Big
Give yourself permission to dream big, and risk big. What would you go for if you knew success was guaranteed? What is your BHAG? Your Big Hairy Audacious Goal. What is one thing that even the thought of it makes your palms sweat a little? Expect little, and as a result, receive little.
"The great danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it." - Michelangelo
4) Stay in the Positive
Decide what you want to move toward, not away from. Keeping a positive attitude will keep you in the right direction towards accomplishing your goals. Remember that positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - John A. Shedd
5) State in the "I am"
State in the present person. I am X, versus I want X. The latter only reinforces the wanting versus the having. If you write a goal like, " I want to be a professional magician", your creative energy will only produce exactly more of that outcome- the wanting of being a professional magician. If you say, "I am a professional magician by December 31, 2018," your creative power will go to work on producing what you have already declared to be true.
"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." - Johann Von Goethe
6) Make Sure They Are YOUR Goals
Many people in today's world set goals that they think they "should" have based on what society has impressed upon them, rather than what they truly want for themselves. If your written goals are not from your true heart and inner ambition, your creative spirit will not work to produce them anyway. All it will do is frustrate you and give you the illusion that you are a failure and not capable, when in reality you successfully avoided (didn't achieve) what your inner spirit was craving. Don't Cheat Yourself Like That. Write down some specific goals, and make sure they come from deep inside your heart.
"Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much." - Jim Rohn