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The Roadmap to Your Future: Setting, Visualizing, and Affirming Your Life Goals

A person visualizing their life goals on a roadmap

Setting goals. Visualising them. Affirming them. Why bother?

What is this got to do with me achieving my goals?

About two years ago these were the questions that I had asked myself. However, after studying, learning, and applying these techniques that I learned from John Assaraf, I came to realize that setting goals, visualising them & affirming them, that these are 'marvellous tools', which enables one to put their energy, focus, mind and body in alignment with their goals and dreams.

When was the last time you put energy, focused your mind and body in the direction of your goals and dreams? Instead of focusing on lack off, that thing will never work out, or this is impossible.

How about if you was able to redirect your energy.

But know this, it's not just applying these techniques once and expecting the results to change, It's about taking on consistent spaced repetition, which overtime leads to change. So how can you use setting goals, visualizing them, and affirming them, to direct you on your path to success?

1. Setting Goals

When John Assaraf was 19 years old his first mentor Mr. Alan Brown said to him:

"The past you can't change, but you can choose to change your future".

Wouldn't you agree - We can not change what has happened, but we can change the direction of our lives.

He then followed on by asking John:

"WHAT, specifically, do you want to achieve? Not what you think you could achieve, but what do you really want to achieve?". This may seem like a basic question, but when was the last time you actually considered it in your life, and do you have your response written down in detail.


As John explains in the video below. By writing down your goals In as much detail as possible, this would be giving your brain clarity, and our brain LOVES clarity - By being specific you are giving your brain a target, a balls eye to aim towards to support your future vision.

& the best part here is by being clear you will be 'freeing your imagination'.

So Instead of writing:

I would love money - How much would you love to earn and have and give.

I would love to have a house - What does it look like and feel like.

I would love an amazing relationship - What does this look like, What Would you engage in how would you feel.

Getting in as many of sensory factor involved.

"We need a future vision for our lives, or else nothing we do means anything. No matter what your current circumstances. If you can imagine something better for yourself. You can achieve it"

John Assaraf

So what, What specifically do I want to achieve in your life?

2. Affirm Your Vision

“Affirmations are - clear, definitive statements declaring something is so—solidify your ideas of where you want to go or how you want to change. Without exception, positive affirmation is the key to all advancement and achievement. The most powerful and successful affirmations are the ones we design around our goals in the areas of our life that are most important to us.” This is a great definition from John Assaraf - CLEAR, DEFINITIVE STATEMENTS.

So why is THIS important?

William James the great philosopher once said “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

As John mentioned in the video below: Our brains cannot tell the difference between something that is real or imagined. From something that is really happening or not, or even something that you read of a piece of paper. Our brain knows no difference.

So if you was to rehearse 'I am successful' over and over again, over a period of time, this would start feel, and become real.

When creating affirmations - You need to focus on what you want; and not on what you don’t want. Often people articulate their goals in negative terms.

For example, I am not good enough, I am not worthy enough, I am not deserving enough. Money is the root of all evil. My life will never change or improve. My ideas and goals will never work out, so why bother. I'll always be a failure. What would this mean for your future?

How about if you were to reframe your current affirmations:

  • I am so grateful for the fact that I am now…

  • I am so happy now that I have achieved...

  • It is wonderful to wake up each day knowing that…

  • I am excited now that I am able to…

  • Finally, I am able to…

  • It is amazing to experience this level of freedom and…

  • I’m so happy and grateful for the fact that...

Now, what would this mean for your future.

Here are some other ways from John Assaraf to make your affirmations even stronger:

1) Make sure your affirmations are bold, clear, and positive.

2) Practice saying your affirmations for 30 minutes a day. Say them in your head and out loud, even if it’s awkward for you. Your new vision takes courage and you can’t wait for your affirmations to feel genuine, they won’t feel genuine until you start believing them.

3) When you start doubting your affirmations, realize your non-conscious brain is sending you a signal based on your conditioning—not on what you are capable of achieving.

4) Keep recommitting to the process. Every time you set a goal higher, commit to re-articulating that goal and imprinting it onto your non-conscious brain.

5) Along with your affirmation, take action.

6) An affirmation alone will not cause results to happen in your life unless you have the right plan to back up that affirmation and are taking daily action in accordance with the plan.

And Remember after you finished:

I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.

At first, this may take allot of conscious effort with no or minimal results, but when one builds up the momentum of the process, it begins to take charge and starts to express itself with and through you.

Even though Affirmations take time to work, when you start the process, practice, repeat and rehearse them. It would be totally worth the transformation - Just Imagine: Feeling good enough, worthy enough, smart enough. What impact would this have in your life.

3. Visualize Your Desired Outcome

Professional athlete and other highly successful people use the power of visualisation on a regular basis. Seeing the result they desire in their minds eye. Why?

John Assaraf mentions: Success at attaining any goal can be measured by how effectively you are able to move an idea from your conscious (imagination) to your subconscious (belief/action). That is why visualization is so important. When you visualize something in your conscious mind, your subconscious doesn’t know that it is only in your imagination. It watches the movie taking place in your thoughts and accepts that they are actually happening in that moment.

As you already know our brain's cannot tell the difference between something that is real or imagined. Desires must first be created in thoughts and then they are created in ‘ real life’. Humans are the sum of what they think about and focus on most.

Once you have detail of what you desire. Start visualizing and create the emotions:

1. Once you are ready. Take a few deep breaths - Breathe in & out of you mouth, for about 6 times, this would bring you into relaxed state.

2. Then take a moment to start envisioning the actual outcome. Start to imagine the sights, the sounds, the smells and even the taste of achieving what you want.

3. As you go along, don't forget to feel the emotions you would feel, as if this "life" was your reality now.

Ask yourself: What would I feel if this was true visualizations came true?

If you are new to visualising it may seem difficult, but more you do the better you become.

By visualising as John explains in the video below: You are creating a new path way road map in your minds eye. When you start to reinforce this pattern, you start to build ‘cells of recognition’ in your memory bank, just like you may have had with a car or other learned object when you were younger overtime it's get easier.

Your brain goes hold on a minute you putting so much energy into this - I might as well help you, by looking for physical evidence to support your vision.

Mental rehearsal also know as visualization is great to step into the unseen power within you, to being you closer to your goals and dreams.

Although these techniques above can be powerful in bring you closer to your goals and dreams. Know this: Unless you TAKE ACTION towards your goals and dreams, it’s not realistic to expect that much will happen. So what is one small action step you can take to move in the direction of your goals and dreams.

Here is video the video detailed above on -

Visualize, Affirm & Achieve Any Goals - John Assaraf

May all lives be filled with abundance of greatness and success.

Instead of feeling stuck in your current situation, You will ignite your dreams with the power of goal setting, visualization, and affirmation. What this means is taking control of your destiny and creating the life you truly desire. What that really means is unleashing your inner potential and making your dreams a reality.

🚀 Join the next Brain A Thon and embark on a journey of transformation!

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