Throw out everything you’ve ever been taught about goal setting
Now, more than ever, it is imperative to use awareness, consciousness, and Soul intention when planning for your future. It is never too late to begin considering your intentions for tomorrow.
It is safe to say that we’ve been thrown a doozie over the last few of years. Many folks are still trying to find their sea legs – you know, two steps forward, ten steps back.
It’s said that the average person ditches their New Year Resolutions by Valentine’s Day every year. How discouraging! That’s enough to make you want to just throw in the towel on goal setting, period. But don’t despair. Read on for some not widely known tools for creating and setting intentions for today, tomorrow, or even your five year plan.
Making Goals that stick
It is common knowledge that goal setting should follow a sort of formula, per se, for it to be successful. One such formula is creating SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time measurable goals. There are other formulas, detailed outlines, list-making techniques, and customizable plans for you to follow just to ensure successful goal setting.
🤢 So rigid!
Sure, these formulas can be successful for some. But what about the rest of us who do not ascribe to fixed rules or structure? If you are here, reading this, then you probably think outside the box; it’s likely that you appreciate your freedom, and that you live Creatively.
That said, following a flow chart for goal setting definitely should not be where you begin your Journey.
High vibe goal setting
As an elevated Soul, thinking, living, and being “inside the box” probably doesn’t generate results you can be satisfied with.
For people like you and I, the first step in making goals that stick is to learn how to be still. That might be hard since we live in a society that glamorizes working hard and fast. The saying goes that if every minute of your time is not accounted for, then you are wasting time.
Learning how to sit still and listen within for your higher Self to guide you is an imperative first step for many things in Life.
Slowing down long enough to tap in to your higher Self is a little like running a marathon.
It takes lots of training that you build upon daily, some fine tuning of form and technique, and rock solid faith in yourself that you are capable of enduring.
Your ability to focus, drown out all the noise, and turn inward are your strengths. With daily exercise it will become easier, simpler, and more natural for you to tap in. That, my friend, will almost always get you to where you want to go.
The second step is to change the label. Words have power. The human brain is wired to do tricky things, but most predominant is our innate need to protect ourself. In the case of goal setting, there could be internalized Ego scripts getting in the way of your success.
Changing how you write, think, and talk about your goals is one way to bypass Ego and create new neural pathways. Defining neural pathways through repetition is the quickest way to rewrite your Ego script.
Begin by making a list of alternate words for “goals”, and see what resonates with you. Choose the word and begin using it in thought, conversation, and on paper.
Step three is all about how you set your intentions. You want to veer from listing unrealistic tasks that you will likely never accomplish. This is where the practice of being still and turning within to your higher Self is crucial. Tap in to see where you (or your Life) needs development, and begin there.
When you are on the right path, all of the pieces will fall into place naturally and seamlessly.
In this final step, step four, you will decide how you will succeed. Consider choosing one goal per week, per month, or per quarter, or maybe five realistic goals for the year.
If you like a little structure, give yourself a time line – but be realistic. If you prefer accountability, share your intentions with a friend, on social media, or with your mentor.
Whatever method you choose, step four is where you will see your results.
It’s never too early to begin thinking about how you can do and be better. If you are not shape-shifting, then you are stagnating. Don’t wait for Monday, next month, or even the New Year – begin implementing these steps today. Because, remember, who you become tomorrow is entirely based on who you choose to be today.
Go out into the world and spread Light, my friend!