Years ago, I have a clear distinct memory. Funny thing that. We slightly change our memories organically every time we draw them up. However, I do remember watching Judy Garland in the film 'Meet me In St Louis'. It was probably a weekend. It was probably on a Sunday afternoon and my father was definitely there. He loved the old musicals and he particularly loved Al Jolson and Judy Garland. He would often encourage me to watch them with him and we had a appreciation together that was lovely to share.
When you want something badly enough - reason rarely comes into it. Also timespan seems to bend or fade...Sure it can take time to achieve them but time is not the reason you don't. In goal setting we aren't working in LINEAR TIME!
Now, we weren't rich. My father had died two years previously. I then had the task of finding what amounted to £30,000 for living and training costs for the three years. This didn't even compute with me. In fact it barely registered. My mother seemed fraught with worry over it.
I had absolutely no worry what so ever. As far as I was concerned I was going and that was that!
Similarly - day-dreaming and visualising a hiccup and reason why it won't happen will let your unconscious mind to provide you with the evidence to support this.
Now this also doesn't happen in a linear planned way.
Yes I believed it would happen. I also knew, somehow, that I should do everything in my power to make it happen, because I wasn't going to leave it to chance or to someone else! That is a significant difference. In the goals I achieve, this for me is a major factor. Acting on it!