Do you remember 5th grade science class? That’s about the time that we learned the concepts of “potential energy” and “kinetic energy.”
Kinetic energy is energy in motion, like a car moving down the road. Potential energy is energy that has yet to be activated.
Potential energy is everywhere, in everything…just waiting to be put to use.
Our goals are like energy – they help us direct the flow of life, transforming potential into kinetic.
Here are a few tips to help you use the power of potential and kinetic energy to set and attain important goals in your life:
- Write your goals down. Writing puts your ideas in front of you, and makes them feel more solid. Plus, you can always come back to what you’ve written when life gets distracting and you forget what you are working toward. If it’s in your head, it’s only an idea. If it’s on paper, it becomes real.
- Choose your language wisely. Starting your goals with “I wish…” or “I want…” puts you in the position of asking permission to have what you desire. This makes your goals feel far away and not in your control. However, starting with “I choose…”, “I have” or “I am…” puts your goals where they belong…in your hands.
- Be specific. When your goals are specific, there is more energy behind them because you know where you are going and how you are going to get there.
- Give yourself a deadline. It has been said that goals are wishes with a deadline. At the end of every goal you set, include a date by which you will achieve it. You are far more likely to accomplish your goals when you know they have got to be done by Saturday, or by the middle of next year.
What do you know…5th grade science DID have a lot to teach us about life!
How will YOU direct the energy of your life TODAY?