Is there really a conflict between goal setting and the Law of Attraction? Some believe that you should let the universe decide how to bring your goals, doesn’t this seem contradictory?
A great majority of people believe that it is wrong to be too specific when they set goals. After viewing films like “The Secret”, which is wonderful and enlightening, some people have the false belief that being specific is the wrong approach. Many teachers in this movie guide you towards allowing the Universe to decide how you get what you want. So if we follow this approach how does setting a goal, complete with a plan for its attainment, fit into this attraction process?
If we look at traditional goal setting techniques, you need to be very specific, about the result, about the steps you need to accomplish your goal. You need to focus completely on moving in the direction of your goal.
Many of the teachers from The Secret movie have gone on to say there is more to the Law of Attraction. There is motion and action toward your vision. This allows you to remain focused on the outcome and speed up the results. If our personal vibration is specific, is focused, is positive, our desired outcome and feelings are positive, we have faith in the attainment of it… We are adding tremendous power to into the mix! As long as you don’t feel negative about your goal, or the plan you have devised, goal-setting like this can be very powerful.
However, if you set your aims too high, or make your goals unrealistic, then the Law of Attraction will work against you! You feel overwhelmed, doubtful and stressed. The Law will respond to this and your attraction vibration will be the opposite of what you want. By over-stretching yourself you will get negative thoughts and feelings about your goal. But by setting realistic goals, that do still stretch you, you can fully utilize the Law of Attraction to your advantage.
One key element of the Law of Attraction is that you always get more of what you focus on. Placing your attention on certain things consistently makes them grow and expand. So, by setting goals and working a plan to achieve it you are actually focusing your energy, thoughts and emotions towards that of the desired objective. By having set time-limits for the achievement of each step of your goal and the goal itself your thoughts, energy and feelings are also focused in that direction. Thus you are following one of the fundamental rules of the Law of Attraction – what you put our attention on expands. However, don’t get caught up on the one channel of distribution. Be open to the universe bringing you your goal any way it sees fit! You can still be specific about your plan but remain flexible and look for other opportunities.
The key is to always remain focused on the goal itself and not on the lack of it! You must also ensure you do not get frustrated if it appears that you may not reach your goal in the time-limit you specified. Set realistic easily managed goals at first.
Goal-by-goal you will start to feel a amazing level of abundance and success in your life. You are becoming proficient at goal-achievement. You can now start to stretch yourself a little more each time. As you begin to see actual physical success that the Law of Attraction exists and that it is working in your favour you will be able to set you goals higher and bigger until there is nothing you cannot achieve.
You really do create an amazing spiral or vortex. The more goals you set, the more goals you will accomplish, the more successful you will feel. Always focusing on your positive thoughts and on creating a feeling of wonderful success, will continue to multiply the positive results in your life.
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