Top Five Ways To Creatively Acheive Your Goal

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger has started a Top Five Group Writing Project. I immediately wanted to participate as it looks like something I would greatly enjoy. So here is my Top Five submission!

I suggest you select a goal that you think is out of reach but that is deeply meaningful and important to you. Follow the five ways to be more creative and you may find yourself accomplishing your goal in unexpected ways.

  1. Make a list, as long as you want, of ways you can imagine accomplishing your goal. Be thorough. When complete, go to the next step.
  2. Become receptive to new solutions. Release preconceived mental blocks and self limiting beliefs. It is astonishing how we cage ourselves with beliefs we have been absorbing since childhood. Eliminating these taken-for-granted beliefs is vital to be able to recognize new opportunities when they present themselves. Any time you think there is only one way to accomplish something, you are showing yourself you are trapped in an unworkable belief system.
  3. Throw the first list away and start a new one. Do not tell me you already thought of everything because you merely thought of whatever was most obvious in making the first list. Now is the time to get creative! Make a new list of at least ten more ways to accomplish your goal. These should be ways that do not require an act of God but that you can begin implementing yourself.
  4. Continue imagining different ways your goal could be accomplished, daydream about it. Allow yourself quiet times of reflection to allow new ideas to surface in your mind. Do not judge the ideas during your quiet time; just allow them to arise so you can see them. Remember how important your goal is to you and make it a high priority to give yourself these relaxed times of reflection.
  5. Take action on your best ideas. Select the best new ideas from your list or that arise in your quiet reflective moments and take action on them. Ideas only become useful when they are enacted, so continue acting daily on the best fresh new ideas you have invited into your awareness in this process.

    As you increase your creative flexibility, your actions will generate increasingly positive results working with this process. Let me know what happens for you when you follow these five ways to creatively acheive your goal.



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    87 thoughts on “Top Five Ways To Creatively Acheive Your Goal

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    2. Arjun Muralidharan

      Nice list. Something to hang up on the wall. Though it all is rather hypothetical, it’s still good in this length. One could write books and books about this stuff.

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    6. Simonne

      I would say that no 2 is the hardest to do for many people. It is not that easy to try new solutions when you are in love with the old ones.

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    8. Lexi Sundell

      I don’t recall Brain Tracy but sounds like I would agree with his teaching.

      And I agree that No. 2 is likely the hardest for most people, and unfortunately that seems the most difficult when the most needed.

      Thanks for all the comments everyone!

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    11. JoLynn

      Good points Lexi!

      They could be used for any type of goal that you wish to accomplish in life. I like that! 🙂

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    19. Lexi Sundell

      I appreciate the interest you all are showing in this post. I find it intriguing to see which items are the most interesting or challenging to others.

      Let me know how it works for any of you who try this out!

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    21. Maile

      Nice top 5. There’s a 6th that’s worked well for me.

      Each night, take a few minutes to write down all the things you did that day (even small things) toward your goal. You get a sense of accomplishment that way, and over time you’ll find yourself naturally seeking out ways to achieve your goals so that you’ll have a longer list at night!

    22. Dan Chase

      Wonderful Top 5 post…

      #5 is the problem for me… well, that and deciding which goal to aim for first! I too, am a fan of Brian Tracy, and his book, Goals!, has been helpful. However, it all comes down to putting things in motion!

      Stop by and check out my Top 5!

    23. Lexi Sundell

      Maile, I like the list idea. Energy goes where you put your thoughts, so that would help direct them.

      Dan, I finally gave up on the elves getting stuff done for me. The little buggers would rather romp in the tulips no matter how many bribes or threats I leave for them. So I figure I have to take action myself, ha!

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