What if you could have anything you desired in 2012? What would you ask for?
Since I was in my early twenties, I have been researching the topic of goal achievement incessantly. I have read hundreds of books (my book shelf and Kindle are overflowing!) on the topic so that I could more easily achieve my goals and help my clients do the same. My hunger to find books on the topic is insatiable. Used bookstores, new bookstores, Kindle – they are all like a magical land to me! Some say that you just need to read ten books on any topic to be considered an expert. What does it means when you’ve read one hundred or more?
For me, it means that I can now help my clients answer this question, “What is the fastest and easiest way to reach my goal?” That is the question that I tell all of my clients to ask themselves when they get clarity on what they want. But sometimes the hardest thing is for them to figure out what they want.
Why is it so hard for humans to figure out what they want? It’s difficult because our belief system gets in the way. Just as an idea pops into our heads regarding what we want, our ego pops up and says, “Really? You can’t have that! You’re not _______ !” Our ego is there to keep us safe by creating fearful thoughts to stop us in our tracks, but it’s only a problem if we believe what it tells us.
The truth is, you don’t have to believe your ego. You don’t even have to listen to it. You can simply say, “Thanks for sharing–next!” Training your ego to take a back seat is an ongoing commitment. You have to be committed to stopping your thoughts in their tracks, listening to them, and then being conscious of what you want to do with that thought. For example, if you want to create a seven-figure business but your ego says, “That’s great, but you don’t know how to do that!” You can stop the thought in that moment and say, “Is that really true? Do I not know how to do it?” The answer is that perhaps you don’t have enough information, but it’s not true to say that you don’t know. Through my research I have discovered that when I get out of the “how”, the answers and next steps show up.
A fun exercise to figure out what you want is to create a list of fifty goals. Yes, fifty! It might seem like a stretch, but the more goals you have, the more easily it will be for them to show up. I recently read, “Happy Pocket of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now” by David Cameron Gikandi and Bob Doyle. In that book, David shared that having hundreds, if not thousands, of goals is the key to manifesting what you really want. At first that seemed overwhelming to me, but then I understood what he was saying. By having so many goals you can strengthen your manifestation muscle. Having the list is the first step, but then you get to watch the goals begin to show up, or at least the next step will show up!
So, I decided to take my own advice and make a list of fifty goals to see how quickly they would manifest. What was interesting is that it was a stretch to come up with fifty. I’m used to setting ten or twenty at a time because I always thought that less was
somehow better. But what I found was that fifty allowed me to really dream. Fifty got to the bottom of those things that I had been afraid to ask for or that I was telling my ego I didn’t need or maybe didn’t deserve. Fifty goals unleashed some possibilities that I hadn’t thought about in a long time. Fifty allowed me to get really excited about what is possible
Make a list of your fifty goals for 2012 (or more!). Make sure to focus on all of the areas of your life: Financial, Career/Business, Health, Spiritual, etc. Then, prioritize them. Post them somewhere you can see them regularly. Watch what starts to show up for you!
Now that you’ve created your list of what you want to show up in 2012, it’s also important to think about what you want to leave behind in 2011.
What do you want to let go of? What do you want to release? Make a list of those things as well and then shred them or get rid of them in some way before 2012 arrives.
The simple act of letting go makes room for your fifty goals to manifest! 2012 can truly be your best year yet!