Thinking Magically™| Harness The Power of Magic on Demand

“We’ve strayed into a zone with a high magical index” he said.

“Don’t ask me how.
Once upon a time a really powerful magic field
must have been generated here, and we’re feeling the after-effects.”

“Precisely,” said a passing bush.

– Terry Pratchett (The Color of Magic)

Once upon a time, I was having a very deep conversation with a scientist, a researcher of sorts, at Harvard University. We were walking about the campus and, as he was showing me about, we wandered through a garden. This scientist had seen me perform Magic before and he was quite curious as to how I was able to keep “fooling” everyone else.

I stopped before one of the flowers and asked him, “If one day you were walking by here and suddenly this rose spoke to you, would that be real or not?”

“Can the phenomenon be repeated?” he asked.

“No,” I said. “It only happens once.”

“Can it be duplicated with another flower?” he pressed.

“No,” I said. “It only happens once.”

There was a pause. He then—soulfully and with a bit of awkward arrogance—said, “Then that means only one thing . . . that I was hallucinating. The flower never spoke at all.” He was very proud of this conclusion.

I trust you realize what a profound and revealing conversation that was.

I also hope that you can easily see the two worldviews that were at play with each other.

This is what everyday will be like for you once you choose a life of Magic. You will hear nature talking. The rest of the world will think you are delusional.

Unless . . .

You have a two-fold plan. A plan that clearly defines what Magic means for you. And a plan that clearly defines why anyone should care about you and your Magic in the first place. Once you have those two elements in place, the power of your Magic is there for you at a moment’s notice.

It’s real.

It’s tangible.

It’s reliable.

Most importantly, it’s unique. My “Magic” is not YOUR “Magic.” Your “Magic” will not be your significant other’s “Magic.” That’s the beauty of all this Magic in the first place. It’s specific to each one of you.

Still, no matter how unique your brand of Magic, one thing remains constant for all of us—our Magic is intended, at its core, to help influence a course of events according to our wants and needs. Magic is intended to provide us with that which is wonderful and exciting and, yes, even the sudden and unexpected. That’s the transformational power of Magic.

So how do you set yourself to experience sudden Magic?

It begins with changing the way you plan for Magic in the first place. Yes, I used the words “plan” and “unexpected” together.

Consistently successful Magicians intend the unexpected.

They set themselves up for that which we call “Serendipity” and “Happy Accidents” and “Good Fortune.” They position and ready themselves for wonderful outcomes even if the outcome is originally not thought about, not deliberate, and even unforeseen. Magicians always remember that the Universe is conspiring for their own good. They also remember what Seneca once said: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

What does this look like for you on a practical level?

Well, being able to harness the power of your Magic on demand means you actually participate in your own life. It means being visible—to others AND YOURSELF (despite that little voice in your little head that says “I’m just a little me” and so I should be invisible most of the time). It means making an effort to actually experience life and not just think about it or talk about it.

It also means that you have to position yourself. Much like the two hot topics of branding and promotion, you must put yourself where your Magic can work and be seen and be understood (the outcome/effect, not necessarily the method used to get there). If you want to use your Magic on demand and with a sense of confidence and control, you need to really think about what Magic means to you AND OTHERS. It is the “WHY” behind everything that you do! When you position your Magic, you are crafting, in advance, what you want your experience to be and how it should be interpreted. It’s a lot of work. Most people, by the way, will skip this step and then complain that they can’t control their Magic with any elegance.

Finally, appreciate that your ideas are a dime a dozen. I live in the greater Los Angeles area. Everyone has the next blockbuster script or bestselling book. Everyone. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Not everyone is actually out writing that script or book. If they are or do, very few are out pitching them. Acting on those ideas is what’s valuable. If you want to put your Magic out into the world, that’s what you have to do . . . you DO.

Now some of you are saying, “But, I don’t know how to do that.” Relax. You don’t have to know how you’re going to accomplish everything. You just have to know WHY you’re using your Magic. And, the answer to that last question might be as simple as, “I feel called” or “I feel compelled” or “It’s something I’ve always known I was born to do.”

You need to be okay with those kinds of answers, too.

When you participate in your own life, position yourself, and appreciate the “Doing” part of success and happiness, you will finally start wielding a Magic that can be called on at anytime and anywhere. More importantly, you will have set yourself up for the unexpected and wondrous and exciting.

The-Most-Magical-Secret-Cover-3dOne More Thing . . . would you like to learn more about living the life of a Magician? If so, then consider reading The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life. You can order my new book right now through Amazon  >>>


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© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Thinking Magically™ | 7 Things I Would Like Every New Magician To Know

Give me the new thing and give it to me now.
I don’t want that old thing –
I’ve seen it, heard it, bought it, slept with it, loved it,
but now I’m bored with the old thing and I’m gagging for the new stuff.
– Arthur Smith

We are drawn to Magic by the enticement of wonder.

By the rush of excitement.

By the promise of power.

By the allure of mystery.

By the thrill of knowing a secret.

By the fascination of leaving a legacy of amazing deeds.

By the temptation of a new way of life.

We are drawn to Magic because we want and need and desire a transformation. Sometimes the transformation is small. Other times, it is huge. Sometimes it has a minor impact. Other times, the earth seems to shift on its axis.

Whatever your reason for choosing a life of Magic, here are 7 things I would like you to take to heart.

1. It’s all about focus. There are so many different ways you can manifest your magical intent and create your desired outcomes, that it can be a dizzying experience. There will be times when you become so deep-rooted in your intention, that you lose your attention. When you lose your attention, you lose focus. When you lose focus, your Magic becomes just as fuzzy. If you must remember one thing, let it be this first thought. It’s always about focus. Do whatever you must do to keep that focus all the time. Every waking moment. Every second.

2. Answer the question: “Why do you want to do Magic in the first place?” I don’t know which of the items from the list above spoke to you but one of them did. Perhaps you even had what you think is an unique reason for choosing a life of Magic. Until you can answer this question, you can’t answer the question: “Do you deserve the outcome you seek?” Only when you know deep in your heart that you are deserving, will your Magic flow freely and become an intimate part of your success and happiness strategy.

3. Know that much of the magical process involves coming face to face with ideas that are horrible. Do you really think that everything that comes out of your imagination is God-given, spectacular, flawless stuff? You and I both know that isn’t the case. Most people gloss over this fact. I want you to embrace the flawed and frightful and irritating creations that flow out of you. You’ll be astonished how that awfulness can then be transformed into things of beauty and charm. Or, you’ll know there’s no saving the crap and move on. Either way, embracing your horrible ideas is one of the best ways of becoming magnificent.

4. You can’t afford to wait. Get going. Now. Every Magician needs to practice their technique, their craft, their skills, and their abilities. There comes a time, though, when enough practice is enough. I can’t tell you how many so-called Magicians are still practicing because they don’t think they’re good enough, yet. At that rate, they’ll never be good enough because they’re not out in the world actually doing anything at all. They’re just practicing. That’s not you. Learn what you need to learn. Practice until you have some competence in wielding your Magic. Then get going! Time is running out.

5. No one is going to make you happy or rich just because you’re a Magician. In fact, no one’s going to make you anything. They going to expect you to entertain THEM. Magicians are few and far between. Magicians represent a world of make-believe and escape and entertainment. The challenge is that people are going to claim that they will enliven you or pay you just because of that. You need to discover the value that you bring to the world and to other people. Only then can you place a dollar amount on that value. Others will either pay that amount or they won’t. The power you wield is that you get to choose whether to take less than you’re worth.

6. Create a habit of health. What good is wanting to live a life of Magic if you’re not around to enjoy it? What good is choosing the life of a Magician if you can’t fully experience it? You need to do something everyday to enhance your well-being.

7.  If you can’t be true to yourself, your Magic will be false. Magic is pretty cool. It has an air of mystery about it. It is something pretty special. It is something most people don’t understand but wish they did. So they’re going to look to you for a variety of things. Realize, everyday, that your Magic is an extension of you. You’re going to be fed lots of pretty, flattering, and empowering lines along your path as a Magician. A lot of it will be B.S. Start, right now, committing yourself to being authentic and don’t fall for the rhetoric that is usually designed to make others money or help them fix a problem they’re too lazy to solve on their own.

A life of Magic is exciting. You can help to keep that life going on a consistent and effective basis if you’ll simply heed the 7 things I’ve outlined, above.

The-Most-Magical-Secret-Cover-3dOne More Thing . . . would you like to learn more about living the life of a Magician? If so, then consider reading The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life. You can order my new book right now through Amazon  >>>


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© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

TIME SENSITIVE – I’m Offering a Free Teleseminar for You!

Greetings everyone and Happy Sunday!

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Thinking Magically™ | Smarter Communication Means Smarter Magic

If you have an important point to make,
don’t try to be subtle or clever.
Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once.
Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
– Winston Churchill

Many of us have been talking for a long time.

Many of us don’t stop talking.

The fact that we talk a lot doesn’t mean that we’re getting any better at it.

In fact, in today’s world of text messaging, Tweets, and emoticons, many of you are actually getting worse.

When you think about what we do as Magicians in today’s world, a large part of the manifestation, creation, and transformation process really all comes down to receiving, processing, and giving information. I’ll even go so far as to ask you to consider that the power of your Magic is intricately dependent on your ability to manage the words you say and the words you allow in.

To put it another way, you must manage the way you are heard and seen and felt and acted upon (including how you, yourself, filter your own self-talk).

You must manage what you hear and what you see and what you feel and what you act upon.

You must devote yourself to using the correct words in the correct order to transform and bend reality.

You must commit to learning to bypass your and others’ critical faculties (that part of a person that says “no,” “this can’t be done,” “B.S.,” and any number of other negative filters that keep you from moving forward and accomplishing your goals).

Here’s the interesting thing. While you believe you have such filters to protect you, there are specific words and phrases that savvy marketers know how to use to get around those filters.

Imagine that I’m in front of you and that I ask you to gently close your eyes for a moment.

That’s right.

Just let your eyes close.

Now imagine that you are in a place of deep peace. Just for a moment, you don’t have any obligations to anyone else and no one needs you to do anything.

Then . . . imagine that I begin with, “Once upon a time . . .”

Even as you read those “Once upon a time” words, a new state of mind takes over. You can’t prevent it because you’ve been wired since childhood to let “Once upon a time” instantly transport you to another place and time. The phrase speaks of milk and cookies, story time, and adventure. The phrase implies that there’s more out there. It infers that you can be more than you are.

Other examples include, “Would you like to play a game?”, “What if . . .?”, “Long ago in a galaxy far, far away,” “These are the voyages,” and “It was the best of times.” Most of you, when you hear or read these phrases are intrigued, curious, and open to the amazing things you suppose are going to happen next.

Since your imagination has been triggered in such a compelling and effective way (because I have captured your attention), your critical faculty has been bypassed. And there’s really nothing you can do about it. That’s the power of such wording.

So, what does all this mean for you?

You can start using the same types of phrases to program and create Magic for yourself and others. You can actually start controlling the tone, content, and outcome of conversations, interactions, and meetings by simply giving more thought and planning to the words and phraseology you throw out into the world.

Here are some simple steps to follow to start creating smarter communication templates and recipes:

1. Start creating self-talk scripts to repeat to yourself that are powerful, positive, and profound. In the event that first person affirmations and mantras aren’t working for you, rewrite them in the second-person. For example, “I can. I will. I dare. I am.” becomes  “You can. You will. You dare. You are.” For those of you experienced with some level of self-hypnosis you will quickly recognize that this second-person type of scripting is identical to well-written hypnotic commands.

2. Write out a list of power words that work for you and your band and your message. Of course, this means you actually have to start using them. Some examples of such word might be: powerful, passionate, best, fantastic, brilliant, amazing, conquer, because, remarkable, increase, discover, suddenly, instantly, etc.

3. Pay attention to what you are feeling before speaking. When you control your feelings, you are able to control how you are perceived. You can control your feelings by learning to control your imagination. While words certainly have power, your emotional state has power over the way your words come across to others.

4. When you find yourself afraid or angry . . . just shut up.

5. Learn to speak in threes. The Rule of Three is well-known and often touted as one of the most influential things you can learn to wield. It requires that you express your thoughts, concepts, and ideas in groups of three. It is said that the using the Rule of Three makes you unforgettable, emotionally appealing, and just plain fun to listen to.

If you want to control your audience, then learn to control how you speak. Effective Magic requires effective communications!

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© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Thinking Magically™ | A Guide to Properly Pruning Your Life

As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs,
so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every year we undergo strong winds where I live. Among other things, trees topple under the force of the winds unless they are pruned ahead of time. So, we hire tree trimmers to come in and remove dead branches, reshape overgrown offshoots, and tailor the tree to withstand the storms.

Done correctly, this branch pruning and sculpting actually stimulates future growth and creates a stronger structure for our trees.

That got me to thinking . . .

Most of us undergo turbulence and disorder and instability in our own lives. If we have not addressed the unnecessary and unwanted in our lives beforehand, this metaphoric “bad-weather” we are experiencing can knock us down and force us to really question what we’ve been doing.

Much like pruning a tree involves removing specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree, many people can benefit from removing certain habits, processes, and patterns from their lives.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to collect “stuff.” In fact, for awhile, we used to joke that my theme song could have been “Stuff” by Diamond Rio:

“Wait a  minute, Scott. Wait a minute,” you must be saying. “You keep talking about wanting and getting and having MORE. Now you’re telling me to prune my life. What’s with that?”

Wanting and getting and having more is something that’s always—always—going to happen. It’s part of life. The real focus is not simply the “more” aspect. The real focus is the “more of what will make you successful and happy.” That necessarily means periodically saying “no” to some “stuff.”

So, I ask you:

What “stuff”
(in addition to “things,” read that as habits, practices, addictions, traditions, traits, etc.)
have you collected in your life that is
that you could get rid of?

While this seems like a rather straightforward question, the answer is not always so easy to reach.

If you’re having a challenge discovering and identifying what needs to be pruned from you life, consider where your life is not flowing and growing as easily and freely and happily and successfully as you’d like.

In my live events, I ask people to write out all the things that currently define them. Take the time right now to do the same thing. Sit down and make a list of what defines you. Your “things.” Your emotions. Your family. Your friends. Your job. Your successes. Your failures. ALL the things that make up who you believe you are.

Now look through that list. Really look at it.

What things on that list are getting most of your attention?

What things on that list are getting the least of your attention?

Presuming you want a life of happiness and success, what things on that list should be getting most of your attention?

Presuming you want a life of happiness and success, what things on that list should you be paying the least attention to?

Do your answers to these four questions coincide?

Sometimes, to manifest a life of success and happiness, you need to start saying “no” to “stuff.” Sometimes, you need to start simplifying. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of pruning those things from your life that are taking you away from the things that are most important to you (or should be most important to you).

You have an obligation to be a success.

You have an obligation to be happy.

Sometimes, fulfilling those obligations means focusing on one or two things, only.

If you don’t learn to focus on your main goals and objectives, you can end up with an impenetrable canopy of leaves and branches made up of meaningless and fragile things, people, and activities. If you want to thrive, you need to reduce the superficial and flimsy that is part of your life.

That means you need to start pruning.

And the sooner the better.

Right now, commit yourself to eliminating those wastes of time and energy and money and attention that suck the life out of you.

Commit yourself to cutting out whatever is eating at you, spoiling your chances for success and happiness, and gnawing at you (figuratively and literally).

Commit yourself to getting rid of anything that is crossing paths with your goals.
When you start to thin out your life, you start to see the sunshine again.

You start to breathe easier.

You start to grow, again.

It’s never too late to remove the lifeless, unnecessary, excessive, and unessential from who you are and what you’re doing.

It’s time to recover your personal power and energy. That begins with you discovering what (and why) things need to be pruned from your life. So, make your list and create an action plan. Decide what you need—really need—to be successful and happy and prune the rest.

Some of this will be tough.

Some of it will hurt.

It’s all going to be okay. You will heal.

The-Most-Magical-Secret-Cover-3dOne More Thing . . . would you like to learn more about finding what you should be focusing on to create a life of success and happiness, consider reading The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life. You can order my new book right now through Amazon  >>>


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© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Thinking Magically™ | You’re Not Going Fast Enough

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

Recently, I went to a performance driving school. It was a mixture of defensive driving, racing theory, and behind-the-wheel-in-your-face-pedal-to-the-metal auto racing (imagine, they told me I was a little aggressive as a driver). I learned quite a bit that day about sending a large piece of metal supported by small pieces of rubber on a specific path. I learned where my head needed to be to ensure that the large piece of metal and small pieces of rubber took me to where I wanted to end up.

In the course of doing all this, I had to unlearn (read that as “remain open minded”) 40 years of incorrect driving technique.

My day of doing really fast taught me a few things that are also applicable to life.

Do you mind if I share them with you?

The beginning of my day-long instruction started with theory and diagrams and war stories from race car drivers. One thing was very obvious from the start—race car drivers (the good ones – male and female alike) are consummate professionals. They are micro-managers. They are results oriented and technique centered. They have to be. That’s what keeps them alive.

They have the grit of fighter pilots, the mystique of successful surgeons, and the swagger of gunfighters. It’s not that any of them haven’t crashed their cars. They have. It’s not that they’ve won all their races. They haven’t.

What was intriguing about each and every one of them was that that they’ve learned from their failures, lived to race again, and have deconstructed what worked and what didn’t and put that information to the best use possible for themselves.

Oh, they also presented themselves to the outside world as extremely confident and skilled in their chosen profession. They combined that with humor, patience, customer relations skills, and, in some cases, a bit of attitude/elitism.

Imagine how such a combination for you could instantly transform what you do, how you do it, and how you are perceived in the the circles you travel in!

So, how about actual substance and content?

There were more meaningful ideas, thoughts, and suggestions received during my day of instruction than will comfortably fit in this space and likely your time constraints. So, I’ve distilled a small portion of the meaningful “stuff” from the day into the following item you can immediately put to good use.

Before we dig in, bear in mind, when I was being trained, all of the electronic helps in the car were turned off. I was forced to get to know the race car, feel the race car, and learn to rely on my own technique to get me where I wanted to go and keep me out of trouble. Perhaps this is the most important lesson from the day. I offer it to you first and foremost!

Now . . . on with the lessons . . .

Lesson 1
Your car goes where your eyes go.
If you find yourself in a tailspin or you’ve lost control of your car, and you’re at risk for crashing into something or going off the course, the last thing you want to do is fixate on what you’re about to crash into or the path off the course. Instead, look where you want to go, accurately turn the steering wheel, and move in the path of correction.

Lesson 2
Always look far enough ahead to see where you’re going.
By looking far enough ahead of you, you will be able to see a lot of situations that might cause challenges for you. You then have ample opportunity to do whatever is necessary to avoid the hazards and break free, when able, to get to your outcome.

Lesson 3
Adjust your mirrors so you don’t have any blind spots.
Most of us have been using our mirrors (rear view and side views) incorrectly. Move your head and modify the placement of your mirrors to completely eliminate your blindspots. Rather than having three views (rear view and two side views) that partially overlap each other, place your mirrors so you get a wider, uniform, and reliable picture.

Lesson 4
Steering and acceleration don’t mix.
Let me be blunt. This was the hardest lesson for me. I finally learned, however, that if you steer and accelerate at the same time (and, indeed, brake and steer at the same time), you tend to oversteer – usually crashing or losing control. Acceleration (and braking) is best when done in a straight line. Think about that.

Lesson 5
Sometimes you have to go slow to go fast.
An extension of the former lesson, there is a lot of preparation that goes into running a race correctly. You want to go into a turn slower than you might otherwise be included to do. So . . . Consider your braking as a preparation for the turn that will ultimately take place. And we all have turns in life that we take to correct our course.

Lesson 6
You can’t throttle your way out of a turn.
Another extension of Lesson 4, just think of this lesson in this manner, you want to drive fast in a straight line. If you’re turning your car, it’s still not pointing in the direction you want to travel. If you throttle your car while it’s turning, you will go off course.

Lesson 7
Always go into a turn slow and come out fast.
Do you notice there are a lot of lessons about turns and braking and accelerating a little later? Racing is a lot like life. Well this lesson was a little unorthodox (from most racing teaching that is done). Simply, when you go into a turn, you don’t necessarily keep your foot on the brake (if at all). Rather, you take your foot off the accelerator and roll into the turn. This allows you to maintain constant speed and then accelerate out of the bend.

Lesson 8
Don’t hope you’ll make a turn. Know you’ll make the turn.
Remember that swagger I talked about earlier? There is a mental component to racing. You must be able to visualize the course, your car, your actions, and your winning.

One last thing, I know the title of this is “You’re not going fast enough.” I was initially criticized by the race car drivers that I was too aggressive behind the wheel. Ultimately, I was let in on a little secret. You’re either a race car driver or you’re not. Professionals would rather have an aggressive driver who they can train to be a little more prudent than a timid driver they hope they can get up to speed. Something to think about as you create your own magical life.

The-Most-Magical-Secret-Cover-3dOne More Thing . . . would you like to learn more about driving your life so you cross the finish line of your dreams? If so, then consider reading The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life. You can order my new book right now through Amazon  >>>


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© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Thinking Magically™ | If You Can Hit Your Marks, Things Will Be Glorious

“I will take my rightful place on stage
and I will be myself.

I am not a cosmic orphan.
I have no reason to be timid.

I will respond as I feel;
awkwardly, vulgarly,
but respond.

I will have my throat open,
I will have my heart open,

I will be vulnerable.
I may have anything or everything
the world has to offer, but the thing

I need most, and want most,
is to be myself.

I will admit rejection, admit pain,
admit frustration, admit even pettiness,

admit shame, admit outrage,
admit anything and everything

that happens to me.
The best and most human parts of
me are those I have inhabited

and hidden from the world.

I will work on it.

I will raise my voice.

I will be heard.”
– Elia Kazan (An Actor’s Vow)

I know you have dreams and desires and outcomes you want to manifest.

What are the marks you have set for yourself and that you have to hit along the way to ensure what materializes is what you intended?


That’s right.

Just like an actor, you have some landing-points to set for yourself. These marks will affect your ultimate focus and the make-up of the Magic you ultimately create.

Let me digress and tell you how this was driven home for me recently . . .

I’m appearing at a very large conference in November and the organizers asked if I’d be willing to shoot some commercials and promo spots to help advertise the event. When I arrived at the studio, all I needed to do was change clothes and meet with the Director and Director of Photography. Everything else was already tentatively in place – the cameras, the lights, the boom mics, the backdrop.

Even the marks were there – you know the ones, the bright green gaffer’s tape on the floor showing me the “T” I was to stand at for one scene and the “X” I was to walk through for another.that the Director of Photography needed me to hit at certain places in my scripted (and sometimes unscripted) performance.

There they were. As bright as anything else on set. I couldn’t miss them (at least that’s the idea of having them so prominently displayed on the floor in front of me).

For rehearsal, all I did was stand on the “T” and the “X.” Why? Because all of the lighting and the camera framing were being orchestrated and focused on and around those two spots. The camera and lights were tweaked one final time as I stood on my marks to ensure the end product was the best we could all collaboratively deliver.

The one thing I want to drive home to you is this: in order for me to deliver the desired on-camera performance and be in focus and have an end product everyone was happy with . . . I had to hit my marks exactly. That’s where the lights were shining and on which the lens was focused.

Creating marks – or landing-points – for yourself and your dreams of success and happiness is the surest way to keep you from drifting off-course. They are an indisputable method for keeping your focus, knowing precisely what’s going on when you come to that mark, and not turning into a lost soul.

Let me put this a different way. I challenge you to think about a big goal you want to accomplish. Now take the time to figure out some of the micro-steps along the way that you know you must hit or complete in order for the larger goal to be reached. Those micro-steps aren’t suggestions. Those are critical waypoints. All too often, most people—if they can even figure out a definite major goal or purpose—don’t have a clue about the route they will take nor the points along that path.

By learning to hit your mark, landing-point, or waypoint effectively, efficiently, and consistently, allows your dreams to come to life. These marks also keep you from getting distracted with all of the other things that are thrown our way.

How do you assign your marks? Here are 4 simple steps to consider.

STEP ONE. Determine your focus. What do you want to achieve, manifest, make appear, create? Imagine what that outcome looks like, feels like, smells like, tastes like, and how it’s different than where you are right now.

STEP TWO. Determine some of the steps you know have to be taken on the path from here to your dream. You don’t have to know every step along the way. But, there will be those waypoints that you know need to be achieved in order for the larger goal to be reached.

STEP THREE. Determine what those waypoints or marks look like, feel like, smell like, taste like, and how they’re different than where you are right now and different from the end result you seek. How long should it take you to get to each of these marks? How long should it take you to get from one of these marks to the next mark? How long should it take you to get from the last waypoint to the end result?

STEP FOUR. Write down, in detail, your focus, your marks, and your end result. Use this as a blueprint or roadmap to lockdown your direction, your concentration, and the clarity with which you see your end result.

Consistently and sustainably creating a Life of your dreams involves more than wishful thinking. You must participate in the planning of the course that will take you from here to there. Planning the production of your dreams can be fun and exhilarating. All you need to do is start thinking of the marks you must hit along the way, ensure that you actually enter and hit them, and then move onto the next waypoint with confidence.

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