I just received a great eNewsletter from Lisa Sasevich and her topic was on Goal Setting. I know it’s hard for some of us to do – actually think about what WE want as opposed to always taking care of others, but give it a try and see what happens! Here’s the article:
Goal Setting – What Do You Have at Stake Today?
My all-time favorite book since first reading it three years ago is The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines. In fact, it’s the first book we assigned to our Monetize Your Mission Mastermind Members because, frankly, I can’t think of a faster way to create abundance and prosperity than by following the guidance of this gem.
The second Spiritual Law Edwene covers is Goal Setting. It’s about giving yourself the time and permission to dream big so that you don’t miss what you’re here for…to experience your own divine nature.
Like Edwene, I’m always looking for ways to expand my tolerance for pleasure and my ability to both give and receive. She says, “If you want something, you’re going to have to get moving! You can’t just sit there like a bump on a pickle!”
These are three of the essential elements of goal setting that Edwene recommends. (My three favorites, of course!)
1. Open Yourself Up to Possibility
Edwene reminds us that children think big. They plan to become famous movie stars, fly in spaceships to distant planets, conquer the world. They don’t dream of becoming struggling entrepreneurs or unhappy housewives.
As a child, you too thought big. You may have lost sight of those early hopes and dreams. Now is the time to recapture the child-like feeling that the world is a rich and abundant place and that you can do and be absolutely anything you want. It’s time to learn to think big again.
2. Be Specific
Chances are you spend a lot of time focused on other people’s needs – perhaps clients’, family’s, or your friends’. Now it’s time to begin to focus on what YOU want. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” A lot of people never ask themselves that question, or it’s been so long since they’ve asked it that they only have a vague and blurry sense of what they want.
If you’re going to be effective at goal setting, you’ve got to get the goals clear in your mind. If you don’t even know what you want, how can you ask Source to send it to you? Edwene says that’s like calling a clothing catalog company to order and saying, “Just send me something you think I would like.” It doesn’t work. You have to be specific about color, size, style, etc…. Yet we dare to go to forward with only a vague attitude of responsibility for choosing what we want. Best to be specific when placing your order with the universe!
3. Give Up What You Don’t Want
This is a big one. When you’re working toward your goals, not only do you need to know what you want, but you also have to be willing to give up that which you don’t. My mastermind partner Kevin Nations calls it “raising your floor.” He points out how we work so hard to raise the ceilings in our life, but in many cases we are still standing in dirt. And as many of us have learned the hard way, when we don’t move voluntarily out of situations that are bad for us, the universe has a special way of giving us the swift kick in the derriere that we need to get going. But then, if we keep our faith and our chin up, something great that we never could have imagined presents itself.
The moral of the story: You have to be willing to give up what you don’t want in order to get what you do.
Before you start goal setting, you must first accept the premise that it is not only acceptable to have desires, it’s necessary. We all want to receive the good that life has in store for us, and goal setting is the way to position ourselves to receive.
As Napoleon Hill says in the classic book Think and Grow Rich, “Directed faith makes every thought crackle with power.”
Abou the author:
Sales-from-the-podium expert Lisa Sasevich has x-ray vision for seeing the sales opportunities that exist in every company, and the creativity to convert them into gold! If you’re looking for simple, quick and easy ways to boost sales without spending a dime, get your FREE Sales Nuggets now at www.theinvisibleclose.com.