There is more to being successful that making lists or affirmations (although they help).
In order to really achieve your goals, you need to see them in their entirety. For example, instead of saying “I want to be healthy,” or “I will weight 150 pounds,” take a few minutes and write down how that looks.
An example might be…
“When I am healthy, I will walk with less pain and go on 30 minute walks three times a week. My posture will be more erect and I will carry myself with pride. I will wear brighter, more form-fitting clothes which allow me to feel more attractive. My meals will be prepared in a healthy balanced fashion that reflects how I honor who I am. I will not feel guilty about what I eat nor how much I eat because I am taking care of my body well. My relationships will be honest and supportive and when I receive compliments, I will accept them. My attitude will most often be upbeat as I will look at for areas where I accomplish my goals instead of where I fall short.”
I’m sure you can see – and feel- the difference between the two.
Take ten minutes today and write out your vision of what success looks like. Study it each day. Feel it.
The more you do that, the more you will move in its direction.