When you start each and every new day, or even a project or goal you set for yourself, do you consider and determine mentally your purpose, or desired outcome?
Would you agree that people set goals?
Perhaps they devise a goal to lose weight, obtain a new career, move house, fall in love or be kinder and more generous.
Then they may create an affirmation that says ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that’ that matches the goal.
People find that their goals and affirmations are soon forgotten about: they become distracted by the mundane, day to day details of their life, they may lose motivation and the momentum and they get caught up analysing all the technicalities and steps of ‘how’ it’s going to happen.
‘Technically’ though (according to some personal development experts) they’ve done it all right, they’ve followed the right steps…why then is it not working? What’s missing or more accurately: what is part of this equation that shouldn’t be there, and which is really none your concern?
The easy answer is the analysis of the technical steps to the achievement of your goal, or the ‘how’!
The question ‘how am I going to achieve this’ is not your concern.
Let’s say that again…the question ‘how am I going to achieve this’ is not your concern.
Part of achieving your goal is not worrying about the how.
You’ve taken the steps yes? You’ve set the goal or intention, right? You’ve considered actionable steps and you have seen it happening (visualised), you know, not believe, you KNOW it’s possible.
For instance, imagine you wanted to change career: you set a goal ‘I will be in a new career as a (fill in the blank) by (fill in the date) and I shall be earning (fill in the blank)’.
Then you write a few affirmations such as ‘I am proud that I have achieved the career of my dreams’…every night you read the affirmation x10 to yourself, then again in the morning.
You review and amend your goals, you set out all the steps.
You then spend a lot of time asking ‘how am I going to do this’, ‘how am I going to find the time?’, ‘how will I get my CV complete’, ‘how will I be able speak to the people in the places where I want to work’.
How? How? How?
This is the first insurmountable hurdle.
The ‘how’ is not your conscious job. It’s the work of your subconscious mind.
All you need to do is state your intention and it will automatically seek out all the information, resources and circumstances you need to achieve the goal.
It can’t be that easy, surely?
Yes, it is…it’s SO simple. It requires no hard study, no exam, no waiting.
For some, even talking about ‘setting intentions’ is deemed ‘way off the sane scale’ and ‘far-fetched’.
The truth is, you don’t have to DO anything. You only have to BE. You set the intention.
Intention is the power that requires no ‘how’ questions.
You already have access to all the power, motivation, momentum, desire, passion that you need to achieve any goal you intend for yourself.
The key is to connect with the intention: direct your mind, guide your thoughts, focus your beliefs, apply feeling behind the intention, be ready to receive that what you have asked for.
What about taking action?
This is all the action you have to take, there is no conscious effort. All the effort happens at a subconscious level, which your thinking mind does not need to concern itself with.
When things start happening, when you start to see events and circumstances unfolding and presenting themselves to you take them!
Because any action you will be shown to take won’t be beyond your capabilities, it won’t require a massive effort on your part, all the hard work has already been done.
If you started out believing your intention was going to be hard work and an uphill struggle, be ready for a bit sweat and an uphill struggle!
If you believe that what you intend is to difficult to achieve all at once, your going to get your intention in small pieces, a little at a time.
If you believe that your intention is going to be easy, then, you guessed it, it’s going to be easy.
The effort or ease by which your goal is achieved is in direct proportion to the quality of your positive belief (or intention!).
And this applies across the spectrum of your whole life: what you subconsciously intend is what you consciously get.
This is quite a ‘challenging’ concept for some. What do you think it’s hard to switch off the worry about the how?