Negative Goal Setting


Zig Ziglar once said, “Worrying is simply negative goal setting.”

So, are you worried about anything? Are you concerned about your job, health, finances, family, friends or what may go wrong with this or that? love this quote because what we think consistently about is what we draw to us. So, if you are worried about your job, for example, try this exercise. Write down what you truly desire from your job/career. Imagine what the perfect situation or outcome would be for you to release your worries. Now, I want to you to pretend your perfect scenario is being played out right now. Not tomorrow… no questions… just all the good for you, your colleagues, customers, and your company you can imagine.


If you are unemployed and worried about getting a job, imagine you are dressed in a sharp suit appropriate for the position you want. Now, pretend  you are interviewing and all goes perfectly! Imagine them offering you the job and feel the feelings you feel when saying YES in that moment. Visualize income coming to your bank account. Visualize getting up and going to work; such a peaceful and motivating place to be. Hold this picture in your mind and keep holding it.


When you constantly think about what you DO want, your mind doesn’t have time thinking about what you don’t want. Take at least a few minutes every single day and say ‘thank you’ for everything you have to be grateful for. No matter what is going on, no matter what your situation in life, there is always something to be grateful for. Say and feel gratitude exuding from every cell of your being.


Nobody wants to set negative goals. By worrying, you are doing just that. Release the worry and focus on that which you have control over: your mind!


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Tandy Elisala

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness
Tandy Elisala is passionate about bringing hope and wholehearted living to people going through cancer and their caregivers. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. She left her 23-year corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously for 2 ½ years. She now teaches what she learned on her journey and how to thrive during and after cancer using the true sources of health and healing: hope and mindset, spiritual connection, relationships, alignment and mind, body healing. Tandy is a multiple best-selling author, radio show host, mother of three grown kids and her precious dog, Roxy. Learn more about Tandy at

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