The second of the laws of life is the Law of Outcome. The law of Outcome states that ‘if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there’ it is the goal setting law available to us only when we have set our attitude to the point that ‘I control my life’. Once we accept that our lives are not based on fate, that our lives are not predetermined and can only be predicted from the point of view that ‘if you keep on doing what you do, you’ll keep on getting what you get’ and from those who know from their personal experience what their actions will lead to.
The law of outcome comes from imagining what we want our future to be: what we want to be and who we want it to be with. Whether we want wealth, fame, successful career, relationships anything, anything that we want we can have IF we want it enough to pay the price and want it more than what we don’t want. For instance you’ll never have true wealth if you believe inside that ‘money is the root of all evil’ as your desire is contradicted by your belief; your conditioning, also known as your habits. One thing I learned is that our ‘habits are thousands of times stronger than our beliefs’ so before you set your goals you must first believe you can achieve them, that you deserve them and understand that much of their achievement depends upon building new stronger habits to support the achievement of your goals. As Napoleon Hill famously said ‘what you can dream and believe, you can achieve’
Once we get practiced at achieving our goals we learn to understand that once we achieve what we want we can set new goals, more specific goals based on the experience of achieving before. Goal setting is a continuous process as we don’t set goals in one area of our lives, but all areas and not just in the distant future but in all our futures.
So what do you want your future to be? Sometimes it can be hard to tell what we really want and the rule is if in doubt of what you REALLY want, set a goal for what you think you want and when you achieve it see if it feels right. If it doesn’t feel right, set another goal. However, there is another way and that is to write your own obituary which may sound a bit depressing but it’s a great way to imagine what you have done with your life and how you would like to be remembered. It doesn’t have to be after a long life either you could write it as if you died suddenly say, 3 years from now. Think about what you would like to be remembered for, what you would like to have achieved and what legacy you would like to leave behind you.
By doing this, and you may have to do it several times to get a feel for it, you will reveal your passion, your true motivation. You might find that your life is pretty much on track or that it needs a complete re-think. Once you have set your goals, if they are worthy enough you may still have to remind yourself of why and when you want them. There are several ways you can do this and a good one is to write them down, be specific and set a time frame for when you want them to happen. A true goal is measurable and specific so that you know what it is, when you want it and what it will look like when it arrives. If you can’t do this then it is probably not a true goal. For instance if you say to yourself that ‘I want to meet my ideal partner one day’ then this is not measurable or specific. A real goal would be to describe your ideal partner in detail and then set a date that you want them to be in your life by.
Life you will find, is about constant setting and achieving goals both big and small from achieving our daily ‘to do’ list to becoming a multi-millionaire by the time you are 40. Whatever your life is like now and whether you feel ok about it or you want to change it you can have whatever you want as long as:
1. You make it measurable
3. and make sure you REALLY want it