By Donald Michael Kraig
Currently, I am in Irvine, California, assisting in a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) training. NLP is a set of tools that will allow you to communicate better with yourself (between the conscious and subconscious mind) as well as communicate better with others in order to achieve ecological goals. For the purposes here, ecology means good for me, good for you, good for the community.
One of the things being taught here is The Five Principles of Success. It occurred to me that these would work very well to encourage magickal success, too. Here they are:
1) Know Your Outcome
By outcome is meant “goals,” and in the context of this blog it means make the goal of your magick as specific as possible. I discussed one way of developing ideal goals for magick in my post from 2009. . . . One thing I would add is focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. In other words, if you want greater health, focus on how you would like things to be when you are healthy; don’t have a goal of “not wanting to be ill.”