Intuition and hunches: The magic of
One secret of goal creation and
achievement is found through working with intuition and hunches.
When creating your goals, notice that “feeling in your gut” to
determine how much energy you have for this potential goal. Are
you energized and drawn toward it? If you consistently lack
enthusiasm for the goal, it may not be the right one.
Intuition and hunches can often lead
you to reach your goals in totally unexpected ways as well. If
you get a little nudge to go to that meeting or take that
action, pay attention. You may be getting a message from your
subconscious that will help you get to where you want to go much
faster and more smoothly than you could get there with lots of
planning and pushing.
40. Look for unexpected
opportunities: Be aware of unusual things that happen that
could relate to your goals. Pay attention to seeming problems or
crises; they can be opportunities in disguise. For instance, you
may miss an appointment because of a massive traffic jam and end
up at a café someplace where there is a school catalog on the
table. You pick it up and it mentions a course that will help
you develop a skill you need to reach your goal.
When you run into someone you haven’t
seen in a while be proactive. Find out what that person has been
doing lately. This may lead to a surprising opportunity for you
to further your goal. Be sure to tell them what you’re doing,
they may want to help you in some way.
41. Stay open and flexible:
Sometimes you may develop a goal in one form and it may manifest
itself in another form. Be open to receiving it in whatever form
it shows up. For instance, you may have a goal to make $100,000
in the year 2002 and you expand your business, which helps you
on your way. You may get the biggest contract you’ve ever gotten
which nets you your money. Or you could get an inheritance from
a relative or receive the money from an investment.
42. Allow your goals to evolve:
Do you still want the goal in its present form: Has your
situation changed? This is an important question to ask, pay
attention to the answer you get from your intuition.
43. Here’s one way to tune in to
your intuition: To get your creative juices really moving
and to center yourself, try sitting and doing nothing except to
look at a beautiful scene in a natural place, such as a park,
for at least ˝ hour. This puts you into a relaxed, receptive
state where you can receive information from your intuition. Be
sure to keep your goals notebook handy to take notes on the
ideas that will come to you from opening your mind. Turn off
your cell phone to avoid distractions.
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