Achieve Your Desires in 2011; Free Goal Setting Work Sheet

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
As I’m writing this about Secret Rule number 6: “Do not try to force or hurry your mental picture into fulfillment. Accept that great things may require great time” it is one week before the new year begins. This for me is an annual routine of reflecting on the previous year, rejoicing in accomplishments, adjusting areas which need more work so they come about; and now- setting goals for the upcoming 12 months. Some of your desires that you wish to attain happen happen tomorrow, some will happen in one month, some in six or twelve months, and some of the larger dreams, desires, and goals will take more time. Don’t “rush” these bigger desires. It may make you frustrated and give up.
Where you are today, is because of the actions you took about 5 years ago. For some things, you may need to wait about 5 years to see results.
Simply “know” that when they exist “on the inside” of you, as an idea, and you continually think about it, with action, it will happen “on the outside”. It will happen! However, we must do everything we can on our part to have the idea, create a plan, and then act, to make it reality. When we’ve done everything we are supposed to do, then we wait for it to come about. Remember, anyone who ever invented anything, or constructed anything, first had the idea in the mind, created the plan, and acted on it for it to come about.
What will you be in 12 months; simply older? Where will you be in 12 months? In the same place you are now, spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, and socially? We can be almost certain that the sun will come up and go down everyday these next 365 days and that life will “happen”. But what are you doing to “happen” to life?
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. John F. Kennedy
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. Wayne Dyer
So I am helping you to “stretch” your mind, and think first, plan, and then act on your desires with these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. It’s easier for people to commit to a 90 day action plan when trying to accomplish goals. Visit: http://www.terscott.com/goalworksheet  to print out a 12 month worksheet in which you can write in your goals in each of the six areas: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually (education), physically (recreation), financially, and socially for the next 12 months. Lay out the entire 12 months and then concentrate on your goals in 90 day, quarterly increments. Add to the sheets when ideas come to you and reflect on successes as they come about and use them to spur you to more successes!
I wish you the very best. May you reach all of your goals that you wish for in 2011.
Make it a great day, and have a super New Year!
Ter Scott!
Here’s a treat. This was a wonderful surprise that took place at Macy’s last October: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU Enjoy!

Choose a Life that Matters...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Good day all!
I want to remind you to be sure to print off the gift certificates at: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and use as stocking stuffers this year for friends and relatives. In this season of giving and sharing, what is more fitting than improving one’s mind and prosperity?
Before we discuss the 6th rule of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment, allow me to share I a short article came across recently. It’s titled: “What Will Matter” by Michael Josephson. You may find it interesting and beneficial in your quest for attainment.
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to some one else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustration and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do list will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t mater whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Every your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters!
OK, now we return to our regularly scheduled Rule for Attainment. Do not try to force or hurry your mental picture into fulfillment. Accept that great things may require great time.
Hopefully you have smaller, short term goals with your larger goals. We may take for granted the every day tasks, which are really mini-goals. Use the successes of your smaller goals as “proof” that the larger goals can also become reality. For instance, a mini goal is getting your groceries. When you go grocery shopping this week, have an attitude of gratitude for the items you are able to purchase. Then know also that if you are buying hamburger this week, know that you will also be able to purchase steak in the future. Don’t say “I can’t afford steak”; say “I can afford hamburger”. Be grateful for the hamburger and later you’ll be grateful for the steak. Don’t state: “I can’t afford steak now, but I will in the future” because your mind hears the: “I can’t afford…” part. If you own a small used car today, you can own a new Lincoln, Cadillac, or Ferrari in the future. If you now live in a small house, this is “proof” that you can also live in a larger house, and so on. Also, if you’ve been successful at something, use this as “proof” that you can be successful in other things. Everything in life is connected in some way; and builds upon itself.
Understand that a larger house takes more time to build than a smaller house. This may seem obvious but use this as a reminder then that a larger dream or goal typically takes longer to achieve; but it is achievable! Just map out your course, set out and act on your wishes, and take note of the “road signs” along the way so you know if you are on or off course.
We’ll speak more about persevering on this journey next time with Rule 7.
Make it a great day! Ter

A Great Gift of Gratitude

Monday, December 6th, 2010
Today’s post will be a short one because I’m thinking that many of you (reader’s) did not check in and read the last post because I didn’t notify you. Remember to always visit because I do my very best in getting something posted each week and may not notify my regular visitors.
I notify my readers who have registered via email but I did not with the last post, because I was working on getting these gift certificates made and available for you to print. You can go to: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and print off as many as you want. Print on nice colored paper stock or parchment, cut and insert in a #10 envelope and use as stocking stuffers, etc. This way you can share the 10 rules and the I Am a Magnet poster with others.
First, here’s a treat for you. A friend of mine, Jeff Herring sends me an inspirational message each Sunday. Yesterday he had a video about gratitude; it was awesome. I invite you to go there now before it expires. (Also, if you like to write articles but haven’t really gone anywhere with it, Jeff’s your guy. While there, grab your 2 FREE Instant Article Creation Templates and tell him Ter Scott sent you! Click here to see the Gratitude Video: http://fromthedeskofjeffherring.com/
Now for just a couple of things that will propel you to your goals and attainment of your desires. Know that books and tapes (now mp3 files, CDs, etc.) contain great knowledge. I’m reading a book: “You Can Work Your Own Miracles “written my Napoleon Hill back in 1971. In the last part of his book, he speaks on how to “reach and influence the subconscious mind”. My last post spoke about “action” and “goal setting”. Napoleon Hill offers these instructions which he states must be carried out to the letter:
(a)  Write out a clear statement of that which you wish your subconscious mind to act upon, and set a definite time within which you wish action. Memorize this statement and repeat it to your self, orally, hundreds of times daily, especially just before going to sleep.
(b)  When you repeat your statement BELIEVE that it will be acted upon by your subconscious mind, and see yourself already in possession of that which your statement calls for. Close your statement by expressing gratitude for having received what you asked for.
(c)  Before repeating your statement to your subconscious, work yourself into a high, intense state of emotional enthusiasm and joy because of your inner feeling that you request will be fulfilled. The subconscious acts almost instantaneously on thoughts which are expressed in any state of high emotion, either negative or positive. This last statement is highly significant. Please read it again and thing about it.
So again I offer this reminder to you from last week: we can think and state affirmations but we must also act. Then too, we have the subconscious that “acts” for us too, every minute of the day. The acting part here though is to first write out “a clear statement”, repeat the statement (verbally), and then to BELIEVE!
Finally, Napoleon Hill tells us to be sure that we use emotion, having a strong desire to see our desires attained. And, know that the subconscious will work either negative or positive; we must be the captain of our thoughts.
That’s it for now. You can get your copy of “You Can Work Your Own Miracles” by clicking on the ad on the right.>
Make it a great day! Ter Scott!

Rule 5: Positive Thinking is great...

December 2nd, 2010
Positive thinking is great, but it is nothing without “positive doing”. – Ter Scott
Leap, and the net will appear.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

Today we’ll discuss Rule 5 of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. We are at the midway point of the rules and is probably the most important of all: to act.
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.

I’m reminded how Zig Ziglar tells us that “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” You see, positive thinking is great, but it’s nothing without “positive doing”!

Recently I’ve been reading T. Harv Eker’s book: “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. On page 166 it reads in part:

Millions of people “think” about getting rich and thousands and thousands of people do affirmations, visualizations and meditations for getting rich. I meditate almost every day. Yet I’ve never sat there meditating or visualizing and had a bag of money drop on my heads. I guess I’m just one of those unfortunate ones who actually has to do something to be a success.

Affirmations, meditations, and visualizations are all wonderful tools, but as far as I can tell, none of them on its own is going to bring you real money in the real world, In the real work, you have to take real “action” to succeed.

On this blog, you can order your own “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” for yourself and read more. I agree totally with the author (who obviously walks the walk, and has the “fruit on the tree”; proof of reward for his experience). By following these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment, you are doing everything to get the universe to arrange all things for you to accept, but you still need to “accept” them which require action. The door will be made for you, but you need to walk through it.
You may even need to walk for a while to find the door to walk through. Someone once told his business mentor that he could not build his business where he lived because “there were no people” living where he lived. Now obviously, this person was “blind” to everyone he saw dialy at his place of work, at the gas station, the grocery store, etc. But the wise words from his mentor were this: “if there are no people where you live, and you seriously want to build this business, then you need to move to where there are people”. The universe was opening doors for this person, but he would have to move elsewhere for the door of opportunity.
We need to get quiet, and meditate on our desires. Then make a mental picture of the desire(s) we want; not what others want for us, and finally guard those desires as if they were our precious baby. Now, we need to act, to nurture these dreams and bring them about by recognizing “signs” that the universe shows us.
A job loss may be a sign that you should move closer to home so relatives can help by watching your kids while you go to school. A bonus or gift may mean that you have unexpected money now that you can invest in a business. Watch for signs along your way that tell you to stop, turn, slow down, and speed up, or turn around. They are there; in the form of situations, comments from others, etc.
You can also recognize “road signs” toward your goal/dreams/desires by mapping out your route with goal setting. Choose your goal, set a final date that you will accomplish that goal and break it up into smaller goals with dates in between as points of reference that tell you if you are on track.  Keep a journal in a notebook or word document on your computer to see where you’ve been, where you are, and where you are going.
At this midway point, I want to congratulate you for making it this far. Many people buy books, invest in seminars, and only read the first chapter, or quit before they really start because they don’t ACT!  But you are here, you’ve come a long way!  If you’ve stumbled a bit; no problem. You can review what we talked about up to this point, and then move on.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Continue to act. Until we meet again, go forth and do (act) great things!
Ter Scott!
PS. Thinking of a great gift for someone? Have you been helped by these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment? Go to: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and print off as many of these attractive gift certificates (on colored paper, parchment, etc.) for the both the Free 10 Rules for Attainment and I Am a Magnet posters, fill them in and present to family and friends.
Action quotes:
Below are a few “action” quotes. I suggest that you choose (act) a few that you like and write them on a 3 x 5 card and review them daily for a week. This will aid you in attaining your goals/dream(s)/desires.

The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:120]
You can't aim a duck to death.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Let your performance do the thinking.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Let us do or die.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Action makes more fortune than caution.
Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.
If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.
Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.