The Mysterious Problem of Goals by Matt Clarkson
"The Mysterious Problem of Goals"
By Matt Clarkson, Author of
"Secrets of Meditation, Health and Manifestation"
Why is it that some people successfully achieve their
goals and New Year's resolutions while others don't?
Why is it that sometimes we get what we want and other
times we don't?
Since Tony Robbins, motivational guru after
motivational guru has told us the same story:
1. Consciously decide what you want.
2. Write down your goals.
3. Take (massive) action in the direction of your goals.
4. Notice whether or not it's working and change your
But there's something missing from that picture ...
Here's the problem:
Nearly everybody in the field of self-help assumes the
conscious mind is in control of everything that happens
in our lives.
The conscious mind is only the tip of the iceberg. It
believes it's always right. It likes to think it's in
control, but it isn't.
It's just like something Sopan Greene said in this
month's interview at SpiritualGrowthMonthly.com. I'm
not quoting him exactly but he said something like:
'If the personality is like a 5-year-old child, the
Higher Self is the wise adult.'
It's like visiting your friend who, let's say, happens
to be a great financial advisor. He might give the very
best financial advice. But would you make the same
person responsible for planning your relationships, your
kids' education, and your career?
Of course not!
But that's exactly what we do when assume that our
conscious mind is in charge of every part of our lives.
This helps to explain the mystery that's haunted self-
help since the beginning ...
Why is it that 'goal setting' often **does not** work?
Have you ever had the experience of setting a goal, or
thinking you wanted something and no matter how hard you
tried, you never actualized it?
I know I have.
But maybe it wasn't the setback it appeared to be. I
know if I'd 'achieved' half the goals I set, I'd
probably be in a total mess right now! And that leads
me to the secret no one else talks about ...
** There's often a big difference between what we think
we want and what would deeply fulfil us. **
If your goal is not right for you at the deepest
levels, then something inside you will not allow it to
happen. For example ...
Maybe you'll find yourself losing interest in your goal.
Maybe you'll start suffering from 'procrastination.'
Maybe it will feel like you're banging your head against
a brick wall.
But the fact remains, unless you seek the assistance of
your Higher Self -- the part of you that knows much more
than you do consciously -- you may *never know* why
things aren't working.
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