I am also aware that even though I didn't want to have specific goals that I would actually admit to, there have always been 'goals' at play even if I didn't really embrace the fact that I had them. I remember being told I must really be goal oriented many years ago based on what I had achieved. I remember being surprised by the comment and thinking, I don't set goals.
Ok, ok, I surrender! I've always had goals and I still do. I'm just more willing to play with them on the conscious level now.
Here's some of what I have learned and I'm really still learning about this goal setting business:
- It isn't about the goal, it's about the process.
- Goals are about focus and direction.
- Being attached to trying to achieve a particular goal can be a painful distraction.
- The real purpose of a goal is expansion not achievement.
- When I play with them as part of the journey instead of beating myself up with them goals can be lots of fun.
- It is important to consider the bigger picture when working toward any particular goal.
- Goals are a great way of uncovering limiting beliefs and unresolved memories.
- No matter what comes up, it's an opportunity for love and compassion to be experienced and expressed (I'd say that's the bigger picture for me).
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