Letting go isn’t about tossing your intentions to the wind, giving up, or doing nothing. It’s about letting go of emotional attachment to a specific outcome, tuning into inspiration, and then taking inspired action. In other words, you know what you want, you’re doing your best to plan for the achievement of your desired outcome, and you remain open to the accomplishment of your desired outcome, or something better. You’re working toward the objective, but you aren’t emotionally attached to it. You allow Universal law to do its work without interference from you. Quite honestly, most people put more obstacles in their way than is necessary because they don’t trust their higher power to deliver; they feel compelled to control and thus interfere with the natural flow!
We are human, and in our present existence, unless forced, we don’t usually get moving in new directions. Many of us rattle along life’s highway with our same old thought processes: not doing poorly, but not reaching our full potential. A few people experience what is known as “a catalyst of awareness” through dissatisfaction with life or from a traumatic event. A catalyst of awareness often forces people to view their current beliefs from a new perspective and to evaluate whether those beliefs serve their purposes, empowering them to take control and choose to create the life they want.
It’s a unique challenge to explain how awareness evolves in the life of every person. As you begin, you must realize that you don’t know what you don’t know. Your life is a result of what you have been conditioned to believe and perceive over your lifetime, not because you consciously chose your beliefs. To this point, you may feel like life has happened to you. But remember, we are ultimately the creators of it all. Once you recognize that many of your beliefs are self-limiting, it is your responsibility to do something about it.
It’s important to realize that your conditioned programming and subsequent limiting-beliefs are not your fault. You can let go of any guilt, blame, shame, and so on. It doesn’t matter how it happened. That is in the past. A critical step in this process is to recognize the difference between fault and responsibility. While it is true that your beliefs and perceptions are not your fault, you do not have to be a victim of circumstance. You can take personal responsibility for making the necessary changes to the beliefs that do not support you in achieving the results you desire. By reprogramming limiting beliefs and replacing them with supportive ones, we can accomplish this.
A crucial stage of awareness is understanding that you must be willing to let go of emotional attachment to your desire. Needy or desperate energy will keep you from alignment with what you want and will block you from attracting your desired outcome. You must feed your intention with positive emotion while turning it over to a higher power. Believe you will receive and release your desire to control, and then allow the miracles to come to you.
As counter intuitive as this may seem, this step gives you the maximum power to attract things into your life by letting go of trying to control how you allow yourself to co-create with your higher power and deliver your heart’s desires in the easiest and fastest ways possible. If you are emotionally attached to how the process must unfold, you will struggle more than is necessary and block inspiration. Letting go of trying to control everything allows the process to flow as you remain open and receptive to inspiration as to what actions to take to move forward in the direction of your goals.
Know that you have the power to create the life you dream of, and it all starts with your intentions. Now is the time to develop a detailed vision of what you want!
Envision Your Future
By setting clearly defined goals, you can visibly measure the steps you take towards achieving them. You can see your progress in what could otherwise feel like a long, pointless chore. Setting goals can also raise your self-confidence. As you recognize and take pride in your ability to achieve them, you will be able to extend your competence by achieving increasingly more challenging goals.
One standard method of goal setting, as developed by the Project Management Institute, and distributed by Project Smart, is the SMART method. Using this method of goal setting can setup your success.
Specific (well-defined and clear)
While setting goals, be sure to focus on key categories. Begin by making a list of what you want to “Be,” “Do,” and “Have” in your life. For example:
- Before I leave this life, I feel that I want to … (What do you want to do)?
- Before I leave this life, I feel the desire to become …
- Before I leave this life, I would like to have …
When you make these lists, let your inhibitions go. Let the thoughts roll out. You don’t have to share this with anyone yet. Put it down in all honesty on the paper. The sky is the limit. Write your goals out as if there are no limits! This process is best done alone. You need to take the time by yourself to genuinely get down the things you truly want.
Here is an exercise to help you differentiate between fuzzy goals and earnest desires. Ask yourself these crucial questions and journal your answers so that you can reflect on them from time to time and update any that have changed:
1. What will contribute to my happiness?
2. What will support me in being healthier?
3. Will it support me in being more prosperous? ‘
4.Will it make me more secure?
5.Will it help me build community?
6. Will it give me better family relationships?
7. Will it give me more peace of mind?
8. Will it increase my optimism for the future?
This set of questions will help you evaluate any inconsistencies in the goal-setting process.
My Intention Exercise
For additional clarity on your goals (and your life-purpose), create a Success/Inspiration Journal
and complete the following three exercises.
1. Three words that describe my ideal self would be…
2. Three words that describe my ideal behavior would be…
3. Three words that describe my ideal qualities would be….
Finally, put these nine words where you are going to see them every single day, at least three times a day, so that you can make sure you are intentionally living by these specific keywords.
As Stephen R. Covey describes in his timeless classic, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, begin with the end in mind.
Write about your 100-year celebration of life party. What do you want to be said about you? Thoroughly flesh it out. This exercise can give you some great clues regarding the areas of growth and change that will be most meaningful for you. Hopefully, this exercise will help you to refine and distill your goals further.
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