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Douglas Vermeeren – Our best self gives us our best outcomes.

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Often the decisions we make day to day come either from habit (the decisions that we always make without thinking) or our of crisis or necessity (urgent pressing matters that need our attention.) As a result the outcomes that we experiences and the consequences they bring pretty much keep us where we have always been or put us in a state of stress. Very seldom are accidental decisions likely to create powerful outcomes for us.

Douglas Vermeeren PPM 31As decisions are the important transition moment of bring our thoughts into reality it is important that the important ones be made with care. We cannot randomly approach important issues and expect that they will take us to our best results.

Within each of us is a better self. We have caught glimpses of that person from time to time. We know he or she is there and quite frankly eager to get out. When we are our best self we feel great and inspired. We know that this best self has important contributions to make to our wellbeing and the world around us.  However to have that best-self come forward requires effort. Our best self doesn’t automatically appear unless we proactively decide to allow them forward.

Most often we settle to have our average self solve problems quickly because we are Impatient.  We allow our average self to maintain relationships because its quicker. We let our average self rush through our day because they are more or less efficient and its comfortable.

While this may work occasionally it rarely gives us the life we really want and deserve.

You will soon find that getting your best self to make decisions will make your life easier and more rewarding although it requires more effort at first.

The next time you are making an important decision ask yourself am I settling with the choice my average self is making or is my best self choosing the best path?

Warning: Mos tot the time the decisions your best self would make will take more time, more effort and more commitment. But as the old saying goes it’s better to do something right the first time than to have to repeat it.

 

Successful Decisions? Douglas Vermeeren

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Why don’t we manage to get tour goals even when we make decisions that seem really good?

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The 4 pillars of reaching any goal

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The 4 pillars of reaching any goal
By Douglas Vermeeren

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I am a firm believer that a goal that is well articulated is the first and most important step to achieving your goals. In fact, a mantra often repeated at my seminars is that, “a goal that is specific and clear, becomes attainable and near.” However after conducted extensive interviews and research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers the description is not only the first step. It’s also where most people stop.

My research has determined that in order for a goal to be achieved there are 4 other essential factors that must be included with the description in order to make it achievable.

Naturally I am assuming that you are already committed to the goal and your reasons why you want that goal are big enough for you personally. The idea that you have to be it before can have it is also true. But I don’t believe you have to be it in order to start going after it. What you will become will take place during the pursuit of the goal. Perfectionists need not apply.

So here are the four things that I have seen consistently repeated among top achievers when they set and achieve their goals. (And naturally I see people struggle all the time when they are missing one of these things.) Consider these four elements like legs on a table. Without all four the table isn’t able to stand properly.

1)Strategies & techniques
All goals require you to learn and employ techniques and strategies that are specific to that goal. You will need to gain that specialized knowledge and skill set that will enable you to effective accomplish the goal.

thOne of my original success interviews was former NHL player and Hockey Night in Canada TV host Kelly Hrudey. When Kelly was a boy he was discouraged because he was not that great of a hockey player. He wanted to measure up to the others so bad that he dedicated hours and hours of practice to learn the art of goaltending. As a boy these skills did not come easy but after years of practice and practice he began to surpass the others around him. Getting to playing professional hockey is very competitive. The Huffington post did a study on how hard it is to make it into the NHL. They found that only 0.16 of the hockey players who had NHL dreams ever made it into the league and only 0.02 percent will ever be able to make a career out of Hockey.

kellyhrudeyKelly gained the skills to the level that not only did he get drafted into the NHL but he played for several teams, the New york Islanders, the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. He learned the game so well that he is now a TV commentator on Sportsnet.

It’s not enough to just have the dream or even the belief that you can achieve your goal. You must gain the skills too.

2) Effort
All goals require new habits and a rearranging of priorities. If it was something that was already part of your everyday life you would have accomplished it already. One of the challenges most people experience when pursuing a major goal is that they are often surprised at the amount of hard work or effort. The hours can be long and the investment of effort, resources and even money can be extensive.

Recently I met with a new realtor who had set a goal to become on of the top agents in his city. As he studied those in his area who were consider the top agents he was immediately startled at the hourly commitments that these individuals were putting into their business. He was also astonished at how much they invested in marketing. Determined to reach his goal to be among them he began to move forward with the same fierceness. While he is not yet considered the top in his town he is definitely on his way there. Recognize that effort will be required and if you want to rise above everybody else you have got to be willing to do more than anyone else.

3) Perseverance
Even if you gain the skills and put in effort getting to most high level goals require perseverance over time. Perseverance however means more than just continuing and putting in your time. It also means hanging in there when things get difficult and maybe even appear hopeless. Everyone has heard the story of all the challenges that Edison had working with the lightbulb. It is said that he failed more than 10,000 times before he found a way to stabilize the filament. While that may or may not have been the case there are countless examples of obstacles that all top achievers have experienced.

These challenges are not just experienced by those in our history books. Challenges will always be present when you are stretching to reach new endeavors. You may experience personal learning curves you as you struggle to apply new ideas and concepts. You may experience moments of doubt that come through your own feelings or from those close to you. You may experience resistance from customers who are unsure of your offering. You may even experience conflict with competition as they try to keep you out of their business. All of these obstacles and more will try you to the core to see how bad you really want what your trying for.

Morris-GoodmanSeveral courageous people come to my mind when it comes to perseverance. One that is worth mentioning here is my friend Morris Goodman. Some of you may have seen him in the hit movie The Secret or my film The Opus. Morris had been a successful insurance broker and decides to buy himself a small airplane. One his very first solo flight he had a power failure and crashes the plane into some power lines. As a result of the accident he broke his neck and crushed his spinal cord. He immediately lost all ability to perform every single bodily function except blinking his eyes. The doctors doubted that he would even survive…but somehow he did.

Through a code of blinking and using a chart to identify letters on a chart Morris spelled out that he would walk again. The doctors doubted it would ever happen. He then surprised them even further by saying he would walk again by Christmas. No only did the doctors doubt but they even suggested he was dilusional.

This is where the lesson in perseverance appears. Morris began little by little to work on whatever muscles he could get to respond. There were days it was painful. There were days when it appeared that no progress occurred. There were discouraging days when he felt like quitting. But he didn’t. Overtime muscles began to respond and remember. He worked and worked hard. He never gave up.

Then came Christmas and although he wasn’t fully walking Morris did walk those steps out the front door of the hospital as promised. Today he still struggles and things aren’t back to normal. they probably never will be. But he continues to persevere he is still setting and achieving goals today.

4) Support
The things that I find most people seem to forget in trying to achieve their goals is that they are never alone. Mount Everest has never been climbed by a single individual without a team and the same is true of big goals in real life. All major and massive things require support. It is important when you set out to achieve your biggest goals that you also recognize that support and help is available to you too. And the amazing thing is that this help is far more accessible than most people believe.

The first step to acquiring help to get to your goals comes from being extremely clear about your mission and what you a re trying to achieve. If you know how to articulate your mission clearly and sustinctly you can ask for help from others in a way that they can say yes.

In my own personal life I have been consistently surprised at how many people are willing to help you solve problems and get to your goals. When I created my first film The Opus there were many new challenges to overcome. many people thought that I had bit off far more than I could chew. Especially when I expressed who I wanted involved and the scope of the project. But there were those that believed in me and my mission. I’ll never forget specifically how supportive Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen were when it came to shooting the film. They made themselves very available in the midst of a busy conference. Joe Vitale wrote amazing blogs posts promoting the film and sent out notices through his network. Marci Shimoff came and spoke for us at our premiere launch and helped get the word out. John Demartini has promoted the film actively around the world and has since appeared in two other of my films. There were so many others that helped as well that I wish I could name. But as I think back about how the help was able to arrive it was all connected to my ability to articulate when support I needed.

Great things are always built by synergy rather than selfishness. Too often those who fail to get to their goals fail because they are trying to hang onto all the praise, money, opportunity or power. There is truth to the old saying that says it’s amazing what can be accomplished when we don’t care who gets the credit.

No matter what your goals are the above 4 pillars will help you. Consider them carefully and explore how you can implement them more directly in your pursuit of your goal and you will achieve success.

 

DV Photo 1Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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An Awesome life is living your life by decision. You are where you want to be, doing the things that excite you, inspire you and bring out the best in you and in those around you.

How Thoughts Become Things – Official Trailer 2

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Here’s the 2nd official trailer for the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things.”

Make more money as a certified Neuroscience of Success trainer!

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How Thoughts Become Things and the Neuroscience of Success

Neuroscience is the study of cognition, thinking and processes of the brain.  Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing interested areas in personal development today.

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You will remember what happened when The Secret made the Law of Attraction popular in the main stream… everyone started teaching it and calling themselves a LOA expert. But very few were actually trained or had any previous experience with the Law of Attraction. The problem: Those coached were not getting the real support that they needed to apply the principles of the Law of Attraction.

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  • All our accredited coaches will be listed, with their contact information on our official site. When we released The Opus our business month had more than 600,000 visitors to our website. Referral for clients and inquiries will be forwarded to you directly to from our site.
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Each event is limited to only 50 participants for maximum learning.

When the film is launched this course will be priced at $2000, if it is still offered. Our intention is to have all of our accredited coaches in place by then.  For those who are interested to help us by joining with us from the beginning we are offering a special price with exclusive bonuses available only to our trainers.

Regular pricing $2000

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Free ticket to premiere event

To register please contact us at 1.877.393.9496 by email Rachel@douglasvermeeren.com or online at www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

How do you see Success?

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How do you see success?

By Douglas Vermeeren

Do we see things as they are or as we wish them to become? This has long been the argument of philosophers. Is it more advantageous to see the world realistically for what it is, or do we become positive thinkers and see the world from only an encouraging perspective?

The personal development industry has champions on both sides of the fence.

Some being so bold as to say that without the factual starting point of truth there can be no progression. And the other side of the argument contending that without a positive perspective and interpretation of every action, cosmic forces that be can never reward an individual with success.

So what is the truth?

At the SUCCEED Research Center we have been very interested to discover where the results really exist.

As part of our study we observed groups of high achievers primarily in business over a period of 12 consecutive months. Along the way we had them complete surveys and interviews with us indicating how they made most of their key decisions, identifying contributing factors and fears. As part of this study, we tried to determine in all cases if  these decisions were based on facts and opportunities at hand or a  yearning to create an ideal reality based on positive optimism.

Our results indicated something very interesting in regards to this subject.

The achievers view of reality was generally a reflection of their positive or negative expectations. They were creating their own illusions of reality. If the out look was great so was the interpretation of the facts. As a result when the facts were positively interpreted all the future expectations increased in positivity. They were making their decisions based on interpretation and expectation. Facts were quite irrelevant.

In other words, the top achievers were not creating results according to facts, they were indeed creating the facts as well.

There is a scientific term for individuals who recreate fact to suit their needs and desires. They are called “Counterfactuals.” Most top achievers are counterfactuals.

Top achievers tend to see the world in a way that empowers them and as a place of possibility. Even when a door closes they see or create the open window that replaces it instantly. After having experienced this a number of times, they expect an open window, even where it seems logical that one would not exist. They are innately optimistic and focused on the end result arriving in a positive way. Facts that appear to be in conflict with their destination are given very little credit.

Part of the solution can be found in the way they tend to view the world.  They see the world from a perspective of imagination rather than from a position of concrete knowledge or fact. Knowledge is secondary to imagination. Additional studies indicate the more knowledge one accumulates the more enhanced a persons ability to imagine grows.1

In 2009, The SUCCEED Research Center conducted an extensive study on visualization, imagination and the effects on performance. (See http://www.SucceedResearch.com ) It was determined that where an outcome was visualized with intense emotional investment the outcome was 92% more likely to occur.  Emotional attachment was considerable more attainable when a knowledge of the visualized activity was involved. 2

In addition to simply visualizing the outcome in a positive way, talking about the outcome also significantly increased the achievers ability to create it. Talking about the result before it occurred was a strong exercise in imagination. How else could could you talk about something that hadn’t yet occurred. As a side effect, it was also determined that as an individual spoke about the challenges of the task they discovered answers solving for that task as they spoke. Now that’s imagination in action.

In conclusion, Do we see things as they are or as we wish them to become? The answer is yes.

The SUCCEED Research Center

Douglas Vermeeren is the director of the SUCCEED Research Center which is dedicated to sharing research on the systems that top achievers use to create lasting success. Over the last decade Vermeeren has interviewed more than 400 of the world’s top achievers, including business leaders, celebrities and professional or Olympic athletes. For more information and a FREE gift to increase your productivity go to www.TheGoalSettingCoach.com and for more details on how this article can be applied to your personal success become a supporting member of The SUCCEED Research Center . There you will find tools, exercises and strategies to take you to the next level in all areas of your life. www.SucceedResearch.com

1.Discover Presents The Brain, The Great Pretenders, Alison Gopnik  p. 38

2. Is visualization a key to success in business? The SUCCEED Research Center, www.SucceedResearch.com