Intuitive Goal Setting May Be Easier Than Traditional Goal Setting

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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Helen Leathers

Transformational Women's Coach, Trainer, Speaker & Author

Combining a spiritual outlook, a pragmatic approach, and a sense of humour I want to help you remember who YOU are and reveal YOUR path so you can step on to it empowered, energised, inspired and guided.

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