Make Your life Truly Amazing

How to Make Your Life Amazing

If I asked you what does making life amazing mean to you, what would your response be?

Perhaps to make life amazing for you, means your close family and loved ones. Maybe making life amazing could be simply feeling happy and content within yourself.

Over the years I’ve been asking lots of people, just like you, what makes our life so amazing. The answers I’ve received have been as wide and varied as that of our imaginations. However after many years of asking this question, a pattern started to emerge as to what really makes our life truly amazing. And I would like to share some of those insights with you today.

Over time I came to recognise similarities between answers, and these similarities could be categorised into seven groups. These seven groups I like to call The 7 Wonders in our Lives. And these 7 wonders truly make your life amazing.

Finding Your 7 wonders in your life and Make your Life truly Amazing

Loved Ones, Family & Friends & Pets

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I’m sure it comes as no surprise to most of you, that the loved ones we have in our life is top of our list. Be it your mother, father, wife, daughter, old friends, new friends or good friends. Friends are indeed a magical asset to have and they really do make our lives feel complete.

Everyone has someone they can love in their life. Some of us are more fortunate than others and have a larger than average family, but this sometimes is not always a blessing. What are you best moments with friends, family or loved ones? The loved ones, your family, your partner, old friends, good friends and best friends can all bring out the best in you and those are the moments to be cherished.

Some of us have beloved pets and my very own Marley moo, my adopted stray dog, makes me smile every single day. Maybe one of your seven wonders could be sharing a glass of wine with your girl friends, or chatting over a coffee with your best mate.

Maybe Sunday lunch with mum is a favourite time, or taking dad out to watch soccer. How about playing fetch with your dog, or having your cat snuggled and purring in your lap. There are so many things to choose.

What makes you happy within this category?

Nature & Countryside

Make your life truly amazing

The world of nature is full of wonders and secrets.

Nature has been an inspiration for mankind since time immemorial. Nature is so beautiful that even the smallest of its details can be an inspiration for many. We see nature everywhere we go. She is our best friend and best teacher. Her beauty and bounty have always remained a source of joy and happiness, strength and vision

Nature is soothing, it’s healing, and it’s nourishing to the soul. Nature is where we find peace within ourselves because it makes us feel more in touch with the world around us. When we take time out of our day to appreciate nature, it’s almost as if we’re giving ourselves permission not only escape from reality but also reconnect with what really matters most: life itself!

Creativity

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Creativity is a vital part of life. It can help you change your reality from negative to a positive emotion within a short period. You learn more about yourself, and will even change how you view the world.

Creativity allows you to express yourself, whether it’s through art, music, writing, or any other form of expression. It also allows you to make new connections and see the world in a different light.

Being creative allows you to see the world in your own unique way. Instead of seeing things as they are, you can imagine what they could be. This helps you become more open-minded and broadens your horizons.

Freedom

Making your life truly amazing

Freedoms is an interesting category and something most of us overlook as even being there. Coronavirus has possibly taught us all a valuable lesson in our freedoms and maybe now we might not take them for granted. Just the freedom to be able to go outside, express your opinion with friends.

What about the freedom to travel and explore new places. Maybe one of your seven wonders could be spending a night in a hotel in an exciting place. One of the most important freedoms most of us over look is the freedom of our thoughts and attitudes.

We have the freedom to choose how we feel at any given moment we can either choose to be negative or positive, optimistic or pessimistic.

Most of us have the freedom of choice, this sometimes is a curse as well as a blessing and is a freedom that our ancestors never had.

So what freedoms do you value and do they make one of your seven wonders?

Sports & Exercise

Making your life truly amazing

Think about the exhilaration of running free on a bright summer’s day. The fresh air is all around you and the sun shines down on your face. Even if you are not an exercise enthusiast, there is something about being outdoors with the ability to move that makes you feel great.

You may feel exhausted at the end of your run, but that feeling of achievement is wonderful and it’s a good way to keep fit. It also clears your head and helps you think positively. If you can get into a routine with exercise, then your body will crave it and you will soon be able to feel the difference in your health and fitness.

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or strenuous either; it could be as simple as going for a walk to work instead of taking the bus or taking up a new sport such as badminton or tennis. By pushing yourself further, your body becomes stronger and more flexible.

The joy of sports and exercise is often a hidden one, only fully appreciated in the moment of victory or achievement. But when you find the most effective ways of getting fit, the real prospects for a long and healthy life are unlocked – and that’s something we can all look forward to.

It’s not just about how you look; when you exercise regularly, it sends your body into overdrive. Your heart pumps faster, oxygen levels increase and your muscles get stronger. It’s like your body is on fire! When this happens regularly, it can lower your risk of, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes to name just a few.

Relaxation

Making your life truly amazing

Now we come to relaxation, something everyone of us enjoys immensely, although some of us struggle to find the time to relax in our all too busy lives. What makes you feel relaxed? What does it take for you to unwind after a stressful day at work? It could be that first cup of coffee in the morning, what about meditating in the shade of a tree. Maybe playing a musical instrument makes you feel relaxed and content, yoga can make us feel incredibly relaxed, as does a massage, maybe it’s just soaking up the sunshine at home or a spot of gardening, maybe sitting watching the weekends sports on television is your ideal way to relax.

What makes you relax after a long days work?

Sensations

Making your life truly amazing

Sensations are a brilliant wonder to have because they can almost instantly bring us joy and happiness. This is a large category but take your time to explore the many and wonderful sensations that there are. These will be very useful in using as a mood booster when needing to shift a negative mind set towards a more positive and optimistic outlook.

Maybe it’s the smell of the first cup of coffee in the morning, freshly baked bread, freshly cut grass, cuddling up with your partner or even pet, driving your sports car, the feeling of completing the crossword puzzle, the love for your children or grandchildren, maybe the feeling you get from making someone smile, or helping and doing a good deed, the hug you receive from you partner, the sensation of running or playing sports, the energy from watching live music, or excitement going to the cinema, maybe cuddling up on the sofa watching a movie or sitting reading by an open fire, how about the feeling you get from being romantic or dressing smart. How about eating your favourite food, or the feeling of the wind in your hair or the sun on your skin. There are so many wonderful sensations that we can use as our seven wonders. It just takes a moment like today for you to realise yourself how wonderful your life truly is.

So what are those favourite sensations in your life?

So what Makes Your Life Truly Amazing?

Now it’s your turn. Grab a pen and paper and write down Your personal 7 wonders in your life. Using the categories above, what makes your life truly amazing?

If your brave enough leave a comment below as to your 7 wonders. Not only will it help others see that their own life is truly blessed, it also makes for fascinating reading.

Kind regards

Dhamma Tāpasā* (Andrew Hallas)

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Transformative Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with some ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, 3 Simple Life Principles and all combined with 21st century scientifically proven NLP techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills that will change every aspect of your life.

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The Empty Golden Box an Inspirational Story

Short Motivational Story

The origins of The Empty Golden Box are unknown but could easily originate from China or even India. The story below has been slightly adapted form the original text to become more relevant to us today.

The Empty Golden Box

The Empty Golden Box

A very long time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.

The family was poor, money was very tight and the father became infuriated by the wasted Gold wrapping when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl, full of unconditional love, proudly brought the carefully wrapped golden box to her father the next morning and said,

“This is for you, Daddy.”

The Father was embarrassed by his earlier outburst, but his anger flared up again when he found the golden box was completely empty.

With his voice raised in anger he yelled at his daughter,

“Don’t you know that when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside it?”

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,

“Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew hundreds of kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy.”

The father felt crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged her for his forgiveness.

The father kept that Empty Golden Box by his bed side for years. And whenever he was feeling sad or discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of his special daughter who had put it there.

Moral of the story:

In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given out very own Golden box filled with unconditional love.

If you want to find and understand what yours could be then try this little exercise Your Seven Wonders of Life and fill your Empty Box with Love, Joy and Happiness.

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*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Transformative Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with some ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, 3 Simple Life Principles and all combined with 21st century scientifically proven NLP techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills that will change every aspect of your life.

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The Elastic Band Effect and How to Overcome It

The Elastic Band Effect and How to overcome it

What on earth is the Elastic Band Effect? Let alone how to overcome it

The Elastic Band Effect is an Analogy of mind and goes something like this

Imagine you have an elastic band around your wrist.

You grab the elastic band and pull it away from your wrist a few inches

Then you let go!

What Happens?

The Elastic Band snaps back into your wrist right?

Correct

It snaps backs to its default setting, that of being wrapped around your wrist.

The Stretching process took it to a point, but then SNAP its back to where it original began, to where it was on your wrist.

Now the important bit, Listen carefully to what I’m about too say because this is a real game changer…..

The vast majority of personal development techniques, dieting programs and exercises is just like The Elastic Band Effect.

For a while they work……

Then SNAP, you’re back to where you started, back to your normal default setting.

You start your training or dieting program with great determination and positivity (Elastic Band Stretching away from your wrist)

Then SNAP… you fall off the wagon and go back to your normal eating habits, back to your default setting.

So Why When we stitch ourselves do we often SNAP back to some kind of default position?

Kinda like a Comfort Zone….

In fact it goes deeper than that…..

It’s because of your identity, the way you see yourself.

We behave in ways that are consistent with how we see ourselves.

If your see yourself as a procrastinator…

You’ll procrastinate.

If you see yourself as someone who gives up on diet programs.

You’ll give up.

See yourself as bad with money

Chances are you’ll be bad at saving

Your identity (the picture we have within our heads of who we think we are, what we can do and what you can’t do) this is your default setting.

And the majority of people who try personal development training, dieting programs, starting a business or try to increase their money are all trying to either force the issue or using techniques that cover up the way a person really feels about themselves.

For example…

The person that is trying to loose weight usually tries willpower (force) to stop eating fatty and sugary foods

But buried deep within their minds they see themselves as someone who LOVES fatty and sugary treats and will stuff their face the second the program is over or they feel a little upset.

But there is a way to overcome this default setting

Self image and Your identity will always dictate your behaviour. It’s become very clear to me as a personal development coach that the biggest shift needs to occur inside our minds. The ones most likely to succeed with loosing weight, the new exercise program or self development training are the ones that change the way they see themselves, the ones that change their default setting.

Now Answer me this….

How do You see yourself now?

Are you someone that believes they deserve to be happy?

Do you actually believe you can loose weight and get into shape?

Or do you see yourself as a procrastinator, a failure, someone who doesn’t deserve to be successful or happy.

But what if I could teach you the techniques so you WONT SNAP BACK to your default setting (like the elastic band)

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The Pencil Analogy

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The Pencil Analogy

Analogies and Metaphors and the art of storytelling help us retain the information faster. The Analogy of the Pencil is one of those metaphors that once read we just simple can’t forget. Enjoy.

The Pencil Analogy

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside and just before putting him into the box said these wise words

“There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world.

Always remember these 5, and never forget them. keep them in you heart and following them you will become the best pencil you can be.”

One: You will be able to do and create many great and wonderful things in your life, but you must hold someone’s hand.”

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”

Three: You can and will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”

And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.”

The pencil understood and promised to remember. He went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the Pencil with YOU and understand your true worth

The Pencil Analogy

Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to Do and Create many great things, but only if you allow yourself to hold LOVE in Your Heart.

Allow all other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess. None of us walk this planet alone, a quick Word in Anger can create a life time of hatred. And the kindness of Love can touch someone for the rest of their lives.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need these uncomfortable situations to become a stronger person.

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make. Always be humble enough to notice your mistakes and make right.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.

And Five: With every situation you face and walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do the best you possibly can.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that YOUR life is insignificant and cannot make a difference. You are as unique and amazing as the next person, every single one of us is born into this world equal, it is what we do with our life experiences that define are worth.

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Dhamma Tāpasā (Andrew Hallas)*

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Financial Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

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The 3 Types of Goal Setting

I would like to explore with you 3 types of goal setting namely Brainstorming, Timeline and The Explorer Approach.

Some of the most succesful people in the world use some form of goal setting in their work life and their personal life. I think most of us have written a to-do-list, at least some point in our lives, and this a rudimentary form of goal setting. Today however i would like to talk about the 3 most productive types of goal setting and how, if used correctly, will have a dramatic influence over your life.

What Does it Mean to use these 3 Types of Goal Setting?

First of all What is a Goal? According to the Cambridge English dictrionary a Goal is difined as. The process of deciding what you want to achieve or what you want someone else to achieve over a particular period. This process could be anything from small achievments to larger dreams. A goal could mean loosing weight or running a marathon. Equally a goal set in business reads very diffrently, and could range from more sales per month or creating a website within a week. Goals are varied and a peersonal choice what we ourselves feel important.

However there are 3 types of goal setting that stand out above the rest and will achieve greater results in a quicker time frame. These are Brainstorming, Timline Goals and The Explorer approch. Each has it own merits or pros and cons, and we shall discuss this next.

So let’s have a look at the 3 types of goal setting

The Brainstorming Method

The 3 types of goal setting and brainstorming

First of all we need some goals to work through. So let me ask you a question, where would you like to be in 3 to 4 years time? If you had a magic wand what would your life look like? Be bold and fearless, shoot for the stars. Where and what would your life be like?

Now let’s start making them a reality. Let’s take a look at how you would go about breaking down each goal into achievable chunks. Brainstorming is our first approach and a little bit like reverse engineering the problem.

Everyone’s goals and dreams are all going to be different so as a real life example we are going to use some personal goals from someone else I’ve already helped. I asked and have permission to re-print here.

The Goals & Dreams

  • More confidence and inner strength
  • Financially independent
  • Become a writer and TV news reader motivating people by sharing stories of courage and personal achievements
  • Start a YouTube channel that has over a million followers
  • Become fearless in everything I do
  • Inner peace
  • A voice for the voiceless
  • Find my true purpose in life

These are excellent goals and dreams and I’m sure you have some equally as good, if not better ones.

Can you also see that now they are down on paper how these goals seem to align with each other. For instance if we were to start a YouTube channel in the style of a TV news reader, sharing stories of courage and achievement. Can you see how this already covers two of those goals? And as this is such a compelling human interest style it would slowly grow and become successful. This would also give more confidence and inner strength. And giving a voice for the voiceless and the beginning of financial freedom and probably the start of finding true purpose within side.

So where do we start.

Let’s start with that YouTube channel.

Now from my personal experience, setting up a website and gradually growing it to over 200,000 visitors a year has been 3 years in the making. However I didn’t have a plan when I started, it was just somewhere to share my spiritual stories and metaphors I was writing. And each moral story i would write helped me understand myself better and better.

Now the key to creating a YouTube channel or anything else online takes consistency, consistency, consistency! That word is key to success.

Understanding this from the start will help you succeed quicker. My long journey of 3 years could have easily been halved if only I was more consistent and had a plan to start.

So let’s take the idea of the YouTube channel and see how we can get the ball rolling, by what’s called brainstorming the idea. This is the same process, no matter what goals you have. If your gaol is to earn $100,000 in a year, we use this exact same process. For now let’s concentrate on the YouTube channel with 1 million subscribers as the goal! Now let’s reverse engineer or brainstorm this goal.

On a piece of paper write at the top, as a question:

How do I start a YouTube channel and attract a million subscribers?

Now I want you to write 20 answers in quick succession below that heading. Try to just let your mind flow and don’t question or analyse your responses just yet, I want you to brainstorm by writing whatever comes out of your mind in a flowing manner.

As an example:

  • By advertising
  • working harder
  • Maybe working smarter
  • Finding great people who follow their dreams
  • By finding friends, family or co-workers that are doing something amazing
  • Using my writing skills to promote elsewhere
  • Commenting on others channels or forums where my potential customers are
  • Promotions and free giveaways
  • Asking around my local area some of the shop keepers and other vendors how they achieved their dreams
  • Asking people on the streets what they believe the secrets to success are or the key to happiness.

And so on and so forth (can you see how I get more technical as I let my mind do the work)

Remember to let your mind do the work try not to interfere or judge what your actually writing down at this point.

Now we have 20 answers

Once we have those 20 or more answers we can start to see a pattern emerge and some really good ideas will come out, because your letting your mind do the work without interference or judgment. I just did the exact same process to create those above examples and to be honest those last two or three I feel could be a great idea. But that’s just me and I believe you are going to come up with some brilliant ideas yourself.

Now take the 20 answers you’ve just written and look at some of them in greater detail. Which ones resonate with you? Which ones seem like good ideas and achievable? Now ask yourself how do I achieve this?

Now repeat the same process and brainstorm each answer by turning it into a question. Let’s take the example of asking people in business what their idea of happiness is, write it as a question, How do I ask people in the street what their idea of happiness is? And now brainstorm in the exact same process as above and create another 20 or more answers.

Can you see what we are trying to do?

We are trying to break down each part of our goals into smaller and smaller sections so that they become more manageable and easier to achieve.

This is the first step in bringing those goals and dreams alive. Obviously we need to actually create a YouTube channel but we need too first of all have a concept and idea, how that channel is going to achieve its goal of 1 million subscribers.

Go ahead a try brainstorming your own goals. I promise you will come up with some cracking ideas.

A Timeline Goal

The 3 types of goal setting and timeline goals

The Timeline technique is one of my favourite of The 3 Types of Goal Setting and a great way to get results from your goals and dreams. This is a visualisation technique used in NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) and can have amazing benefits.

A Tactic in Visualisation

First of all I want you too close your eyes and visualise your past, now I don’t want you to stray down the path of regrets and disappointments, instead I want you to visualise something simple like the last time you had some good news, or perhaps visualise your driving test if that is in the past for you. We are looking for a good memory that is in the past tense.

Once you have this visualisation in your minds eye I want you to notice where the picture is coming from?

Where is this image in your minds eye placed in relevance to yourself? Is it in front of you, behind you to the left or to the right? There is no right or wrong answer to this so just visualise where it’s coming from.

Now once you have the position where you past lyes for you, we are going to do the exact same thing for your future.

I want you to think of your dreams and goals, close your eyes and visualise with a picture in your minds eye those goals or dreams.

Where in representation to yourself does the future appear to be placed? Is it in front of you, to the right to the left or behind you?

There is no right or wrong answer here, it is entirely what feels right for you.

What’s next

Now we have a timeline from past to present in your mind. Some of you may of experienced your past behind you and future in front of you, some of you may have experienced that same realisation as being from left to right. That is perfectly ok. I myself have a timeline that runs from past being on my left and my future in front of me. Whatever you may of experienced you now have a timeline from past to future with the line running through yourself.

The next step is to look at your goals and pick one thing that you want to change or accomplish.

Now get up and stand with some space around you. Pick one of your goals and have the image in your minds eye of completing it, what does it feel like? What does it look like? Have that image in your minds eye and now face the direction of your future so you can visualise where it sits along that timeline of yours.

Is it a few paces in front or is it more than a few paces?

Now the clever bit

Now go and stand on the spot where you can see your future goals being achieved. How does it feel being at the point of successfully achieving your goal? Bask in the glory for a moment of achieving you target. Now slowly turn around and face your past, where you were standing a moment ago.

What was the last step you took to get there? Was it simple or a giant leap? What did you do to take that last step? How did you accomplish your goal? Ask yourself these questions and delve deep into your unconscious mind.

This can be done again and again with everyone of your goals and dreams. Some of you may find this a little airy fairy and that’s ok. I myself love this little exercise and have benefited many many times by realising every time it is always an easy step to take and nothing is beyond my capability, after all I’ve already arrived at the future point.

The Explorer Approach

The 3 types of goal setting and the explorer approach

The Explorer Approach is my faviourite of the 3 types of goal setting and requires a diffrent type of mindset. Imagine what it would be like if you were happy to set goals but it didn’t matter the outcome. How would that feel? As i’ve said this approch takes a diffrent type of mindset to appreciate. To set a goal and not worry about the outcome can seem a little confusing. so let me elaberate. Every year Michael Neill sets a challenge, Create The Impossible Goal in 90 days. Explaining that it isn’t all about achieving the goal, it is more about developing the mindset to fail and be happy.

Maybe this sounds like a foreign concept

For some this is a foreign concept. We are all bought up to believe failure isnt an option, we must succeed no matter what. However as Michael tells us that to start this program we first must choose a goal thats so outlandish that it seems impossible to achieve. Then we let the magic of the universe unfold to deliver us results. Sometimes we focus so much on the outcome of our goals that we can miss the miracle of life and it’s coincidences.

The Explorer Approach is more about letting go of the spreadsheets and word documents and more about enjoying the journey. Imagine if you will the two methods discussed above and now think how Native American Indians lived their lives. Did they use spredsheets to go out hunting? Did they write down their goals on Microsoft word for the day to come? or did they simply just live life in the moment?

This may sound too outlandish for some but have courage

To achieve the impossible and set a goal so far out there will take courage but not impossibility. Using the Native American Indian approach, or any indigenous group, we first must understand how they live.

You wake up on a sunny day and a group of you decide to go hunting. There isn’t the option of popping to the supermarket and picking up your faviourite items. Instead you must just have faith. A faith that comes from understnding that life will always give you what you need, it will always provide.

The 3 types of goal setting and the explorer approach

You climb onto your horse and ride for a while, maybe you come across some wild plants. Equally you could just stumble onto a rabbit or herd of antalope. Maybe you fail to bring home the bacon. There’s always another day! This is The explorer approach rather than the methodical method. Either way there were no goals written down, no spreadsheet analysis, it’s was just the shear enjoyment of living in the moment. And this is what this method, The Explorer Approach, of the 3 Types of Goal Setting is trying to achieve.

Have Faith

Remember to have faith in the universe and your part in it. Set yourself an impossible goal and see if you can let go and watch the magic of the universe unfold. Try not to get so hung up on how this will work. Just trust that it will and watch for those amazing coincidences in life.

To Conclude

Use these 3 methods of goal setting to propell you forward into achieving your dreams. Set goals, brainstorm them as described. Use the Timeline method to visualise what you want and the steps taken to achiev them. Then relax and let go believing in the universal magic and The Explorer Approch. Using all three of these methods of Brainstorming, Timeline and The Explorer Approach, in tandem with each other will always achieve greater results on a faster timeframe. Good Luck.

Kind Regards

Dhamma Tapasa*

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Transformative Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

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