Releasing Attachment to Results, a Spiritual
A little known secret of the greatest teachers
Releasing you attachment to a given
outcome is an important technique for assuring results with your
goal setting efforts. It has to do with knowing there are certain
things you can't control and letting go of that "must have it
feeling". How do you know when you’re attached to a goal you have
set? If you find yourself obsessing about the goal as opposed to
being enthused and enjoying thinking about it, you’re attached.
You’re attached or addicted when you believe that in order
to be happy, you must “have it” or you must “reach the goal”.
Another sign or symptom of attachment is when you believe that
you’ll have a strong negative feeling if your goal is not reached.
When these signs appear, then it’s very important for you to
The technique is simple but
not easy. You just decide to let go of your attachment to getting
the goal in the form you think it should come in. In other words,
make a decision that if for some reason the goal does not come to
you as you wish, that you will still be happy with your life.
Believe it or not, this is a very important part of the process of
reaching a vision.
If you’re too attached, other people feel it and pull away from
you instead of helping. When you’re enthusiastic and inspired,
other people will be magnetically attracted to you and will help
and support you. The process of letting go is one of the essential
secrets of successful goal achievement.
Here's an example of
letting go of
attachment to every day being a great day.
A local Aikido teacher, who is an author
and high ranking martial arts trainer says, “I would train with my
teacher 6 days a week. Out of those six days of practice, two
would be excellent, fulfilling and in the “zone”. Two days would
be good and solid but not spectacular and two days would be only
mediocre or just bearable”. Be aware of the rhythm of your life
and flow with it instead of fighting it. On a slow day, be slow;
on an active day, take lots of actions.
On one of these seemingly slow days, you may be going through an
important inner change that isn’t visible on the outside. Let go
of your judgments about your performance. Learn to tap into your
inner guidance to help keep yourself on track. If you have a goal
that requires practice, just do the practice no matter how you