Set, Visualize & Affirm Your Life Goals and Dreams

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…