Follow Your Dreams – Start with a Goal
Oh wait, three more words: Make It Specific.
We’ve all heard, “Write goals down.” Countless studies have been done to validate the effectiveness of writing down goals and dreams looking at them daily. In fact, some of the most successful people in the world attribute clear goals to be the key to their accomplishments. I spent years writing goals down.
It started when I was about 5 years old. My dad sat me down to make 1-year, 5-year and 10-year goals. It’s pretty tough for a 5-year to think of what they wanted in ten years. There it began. I have always believed in dreams posters and written goals (career desires, possessions, wants, skills, relationships, spiritual guidance, etc). Some were realized. Some were not. Then something happened.
I finally got it. And this is one of those biggies – a life changing “A-Ha”! I pieced together the times my dreams were granted and the times they weren’t. My little voice (my heavenly helper) said clearly, “I have no idea what you want until you tell me. The more specific you are, the easier it is to deliver your dream. When you write it down, at least I can read what you want.”
Are you kidding me?! That’s what it boils down to? Heavenly helpers can only do what we tell them and they aren’t great mind readers?
Hm…. Wait a minute… All those times I sort of threw something out there and the end result really wasn’t what I had “in mind” was because I didn’t make my intentions clear? You mean to tell me that I can have just about anything I want if I make my goals very clear and create a plan with Heaven? They just need the plan written out in detail… Wow! That’s HUGE!
The best part… it works! Try it… you’ll be amazed. Make a list of very specific things you want. Put a deadline on them. But don’t be too tied to the deadline – time is not necessarily a heavenly priority. I have found that when I have gotten clear, very clear, about what I want, how I want it and when I want it, Heaven runs to my aid. With some practice, you’ll find the same thing.
Let’s enjoy this journey together,