Saturday, 19 September 2009

Goal Setting: Money is Secondary When it Comes to Goal Setting

Many people set goals to do something once they have the money. This is entirely the wrong way to go about goal setting. You don't need the money for something until you decide to do it. Therefore, putting something off until you have the money means that you're highly unlikely to achieve that particular goal.

What many people fail to understand is that you don't need to know how you will get the money to do what you desire. Your job is to express your desire and start working towards achieving your goal. When you do this the Universe will recognise that you are committed to achieving your goal and will work to help bring manifest it.

"Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."
Joseph Campbell

In addition, when you wait until you have sufficient money for a certain endeavour you are actually cutting off sources of income that could potentially come your way. Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of "Simple Abundance" said:

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."

While she didn't specifically mention money, know that this applies to money as well. And all too often we unconsciously repel money through our thoughts and actions.

Now, I'm not saying that you should not save money for your goal. For instance, suppose you want to take a vacation. Then decide when you would like to take the vacation and by all means start saving for it even if the amount you can put towards this goal is small. When the Universe puts the Law of Attraction to work opportunities and circumstances will come your way that you would not even have imagined possible. You just have to have faith that what you want is possible and that it can happen.

So, as well as saving what you can for your trip, otherwise prepare for it. Identify the things you will need for your trip and the steps you will need to take just before leaving. The Universe can work quite rapidly as well and you need to be ready to act when the opportunity arises.

If you need a passport for this particular trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date. If you need a visa, find out what you need to do to get one and have everything in order so that you can apply for a visa at a moment's notice if necessary.

Pack your suitcase. Yes, pack your suitcase. Generally, the things you travel with are not the things you use on a day-to-day basis. I keep a suitcase packed, including toiletries, so I can be ready to travel at short notice.

Also, don't be concerned that what you desire is not something you actually need. Life is not just about getting your needs met. How can anyone live a rich and fulfilling life that way? Both your needs and your wants are important. After getting your needs met, it is the journey you take in acquiring your wants that will further develop you as a person.

I read a story recently of how a young man had a burning desire to relocate to Hawaii. He was interviewed by a company that was expanding and needed someone to be based in Hawaii. He didn't get the position. It went instead to a colleague of his who he discovered didn't want to relocate and so he contacted the company.

As he suspected, his colleague had turned down the position. What's more the company was now desperate to have someone on location. He had been interviewed. He was qualified for the job and he was prepared to relocate.

"When can you start?" they asked.

"Immediately," he replied without a moment's hesitation and the next day he was on a plane to Hawaii.

I've used a trip as an example but this relates to anything. And I know of similar examples and you probably do too. These individuals are not lucky. They were prepared.

So remember, you don't need the money for your goal until you commit yourself to achieving your goal. So don't hold back in your goal setting. Decide what you want and then start taking steps to prepare yourself for acquisition of your goal no matter how absurd it may seem to others – not that you have to tell anybody.

Don't wait until you have the money, the money is secondary. Go after your goals!

And remember:

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."
Robert Conklin

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