One day I had a massive revelation. I thought that I had set goals throughout my life and achieved them. I was wrong.
Not entirely, but mostly, I was wrong.
I think I had been doing ‘intuitive goal setting’, which feels very different.
I Thought I Had Been Great At Goal Setting
There were many goals that I had sat down and worked out, then broken down into little actions and worked towards. Some of those I had achieved, some of those I hadn’t, for a number of reasons. Why hadn’t I achieved them?
- maybe I had run out of steam
- maybe it had seemed too hard
- maybe I didn’t have enough motivation
- maybe I was not being held accountable by someone
- maybe I didn’t believe I could achieve them
- or maybe, I just didn’t care enough.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say ‘Goal-setting doesn’t work’, there are plenty of goals I have achieved. But I would say that those I found easy, that magically just happened, weren’t really goals as such.
Intuition + Goal Setting: Do They Go Together?
They were more inspired intentions, and heart-felt visions for my future. It was more intuitive goal setting than the traditional type. One day I suddenly got a feeling that I should start a business, write a book, find a course…. Etc. and you know what? I did. And it happened easily. Not only that, help just suddenly appeared. The coincidences that happen in my life are just brilliant.
That’s intuitive goal setting
What’s the difference? I hear you ask…
Goals appear to me to be externally motivated and come from the head. We plan them in reaction to something. For example:
- feeling less than,
- not having enough.
- wanting more
- comparing ourselves to others
- other people’s expectations of us
Inspired Intentions or intuitive goals are more of a feeling that guides us to the end result. They are internal and give us a feeling of heart-felt satisfaction and joy.
When I first realised this, I felt like a heretic. Everyone in the business world was talking about goal setting, I had spoken about it and trained a few sessions on it too, hell – I’d told people I was really good at it! And I was, but I realised I worked differently.
Then I heard another (very inspirational) lady speaking about, and I thought, ‘thank goodness, it’s not just me’. Now I feel I can ‘come out’ about it, so to speak.
Inspired Intentions and Intuitive Goal Setting Work For Me
How do you make this work in the real world? Well I believe that by being in connection with my true self, (and source) and actively developing my intuition and my spiritual side, I can be truly on purpose and able to connect with my heart visions. I see or feel what my future holds and that helps me to achieve the things that I can see or feel in my mind’s eye. Sometimes it might be like a whisper in my ear from my intuitive self.
That’s Intuitive Goal Setting
Some people may say this is semantics, that I am talking about ‘goal setting’ by a different name. But to me it feels different. To me it feels more congruent and purposeful.
In my coaching and training, as in life, I work intuitively and often challenge the normal way of doing things.
This way of goal setting is more gentle, and it’s often more profound and easier, especially, I believe, for women.
I wonder if this helps you, at least to look at things in a slightly different way. I wonder if this is an easier way for women to work or do men work in this way too? I can only speak from my perspective. It might give you some food for thought as to how you can bring a little more magic and manifestation into you life, your ‘goal-setting’, and your achievements,
If you’re wondering what the next stage of your life holds and how you might move in to it in a more conscious way.
If you don’t want to sleep walk through the next 5 or 10 years of your life.
If you feel you have a bigger purpose but aren’t quite sure what it is,
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