The general idea of a goal is that the more specific the better. It may be true although, it can make it harder also. Let me explain.
You can say, I want to make a lot of money in my business to pay my bills and go on vacations once in a while. That sounds good and it’s not that specific. Does it make you feel good when you think about it? Or is it rather a safe way to set your goal so that you don’t feel disappointed or challenged by it?
In our previous blogs we’ve talked about focus, emotions, and vibration. So, as I apply that knowledge here I can tell you that if your vibration in general is one of abundance or joy, then you don’t need to be that specific on your goal with your words because what you are attracting is exactly that, joy and abundance.
However, it can be common that when we think (and feel) specifically about our business and our goals, including the very important aspect of money, our vibration can get wonky.
Here is where setting goals that make you feel excited, is very empowering.
Control or no control
Setting goals is a practice that has the intention of inspiring you, of motivating you, of getting you excited and fired up to work on your business.
In very general terms, there are two types of goals: The goals that you feel you have under control and the ones that you don’t know how to bring about hence, you need the help of the universe.
The goals that you feel you have under control are the ones that you know how to make them happen. For example, I will sell 3 packages and will get the $10,000 goal I want. Or, I will work 3 hours more this week to make my additional $1000 goal. You know what I am talking about, it is more of a math problem that you may feel like it’s under your control.
Then, we have the let-the-Universe-guide-me goal where you may have no idea how to go about it, or at least not the whole process but, usually these goals, can get you really excited.
I used to be a control freak (I’d like to think that I have been able to let go and trust more) so, the first kind of goals were my thing. Now, I still have those kinds of goals but I also allow myself to dream and visualize goals that I definitely need the universe’s input to manifest them. You may imagine that they are completely different experiences and the more we allow the universe to act in our behalf, the more we can see the world as one with unlimited possibilities.
Types of goals
In my world, there are 3 types of goals:
- Emotional or spiritual goals
- Physical goals
- Mental goals
Yes, that many types of goals and we tend to focus primarily on the physical goals where we will receive the manifestations we are looking for, like money, clients, events, etc. Giving importance to the other two can make the experience of building your business that much better.
1- Emotional or spiritual goals:
To me, setting emotional goals is like the ground work you do before you build your “building”. It is as important, as anything else. As you set goals like, meditate daily, make my vibration/alignment a priority, make sure I feel good especially before I take action and, so on, you are setting yourself up for success. I don’t only mean success as in getting what you want. I mean it in a much bigger sense. I mean it in the sense that you will be one with your Inner-Being and in a conscious way you will get to enjoy the journey of creating your dream business while loving and taking care of yourself as a priority.
Not sure if you can see that it is a whole different view of it. You are not thinking I am alone and will work very hard to get it and let’s see what happens. Instead, you are aware that you are not alone, that you are guided and looked after and loved and what you want is a given then, you just get to trust and enjoy the process of creation and contributing with your inspired action.
You are taking the time to decide how you want to feel as you create your business. It is a very powerful goal! Who does that? Not that many people do and believe you me, it is one of the most important goals to make.
When you make the decision of how you want to feel as well, instead of just going around feeling reactive to the process and your interpretation of what’s happening, you are taking control of your vibration. Taking control of how you feel IS the name of the game!
Why? Because, as we spoke in our previous blogs, that way you are making sure you are in alignment with your Inner-Being and being whole. And now you see this is the reason why you know, and feel that you are not alone.
I am pretty sure you do know how you want to feel. For me, I have chosen to feel excited, to have my mind blown with surprises, to feel eager, to feel satisfied, to feel abundant, to feel creative, to feel like a creator, to feel the unconditional love for myself, to feel empowered, to feel inspired, to have tons of fun and more.
Does that sound appealing to you?
So, what are your emotional goals?
2- Physical goals:
Here we have all of those juicy goals we know very well. What are your income goals? Have you set your revenue goal after expenses and taxes? It is always good to know that number. Of course number of clients, events, your offerings, any courses you may provide but also some that you may take, etc.
I don’t think I need to go deep into this one since it seems to be the one we know and use the most.
3- Mental goals:
Your mental goals can be as simple as three decisions that I do my best to keep present in my everyday life:
- Love yourself. As obvious as it may be, your inner-conversation has a lot to do with the way you feel moment by moment.
- Have an attitude of appreciation. Look at your reality looking for what you like and appreciate, in you and your life and even in those people and experiences that cross your path.
- Do your best to stay focused on your desires. But, important to remember, make sure that you stay focused on them in your mind in a way that makes you feel good. Aiming to feel good usually leads to assume the desire is already done.
All 3 types of goals are related. It is important to have goals (emotional and physical) in order to know how you want to feel (emotional) and then decide what to focus on (mental).
This brings me to the next topic: Why it is good to set goals.
Why it is good to set goals
Why do you want what you want? Not to justify it but to get excited about it. When you think of your next level of income or your next client, what is it that the experience will make you feel? Once you get to have it in your hands or in your reality, what is in there for you that you want to experience?
Will you feel empowered and abundant? Will you be super happy and confident?
As we go through the details of why we want what we want, we are becoming aware of what are some of our emotional goals, and we start to deliberately attract those desires (emotional and physical) by focusing on them while feeling good. We are giving ourselves the gifts of clarity and focus as we do this exercise alone.
Let’s remember that everything is created from the inside out. We cannot attract something that will make us feel empowered and abundant while we feel powerless and lacking/poor. We need to activate those feelings within us so that the attraction process begins guiding us to take inspired action to later receive what we want.
Another good reason to set goals, especially emotional goals, is that when the going gets tough, it is easier to be more general about what we want and focus on positive emotions rather than focusing on something we want and we don’t have. Evoking an emotion is simpler than fighting a reality that we don’t want in the moment. In those cases, having emotional goals helps us realign and improve how we feel to be able to continue moving forward.
Finally, I invite you to take note of all of the desires you want and actually manifest, not only the physical ones. When we become aware of emotional or even mental accomplishments, we are gaining momentum to allow more of our desires to come true.
CPA, CGA, Self-love and Wealth Coach, Founder Intuitive Living Path
Genoveva Vazquez, founder of Intuitive Living Path is a former accountant transformed into a Self-Love and Wealth coach. Genoveva is very passionate about helping people fall in love with themselves and with their lives all over again. Since she went through that moment of “wanting to throw in the towel” she has lived her life knowing that there’s more to life that what is showing up for many of us. We do love ourselves, we do have power, we do create our lives, we just need to start it all from the inside out.