In my last post, I illustrated how my written goals came to fruition. However, in all honesty, it’s not so black-and-white. You can’t just write it down and expect it to happen. There’s more to it, so please read on.
Often times, we tend to gravitate towards easy solutions. Remember that pseudo-spiritual film The Secret? The theme was “focus on what you want, feel it, and you’ll get it”. Damn, so simple! It was like the 5-minute Abtronic for goal setting. And yet, I’ve met heaps of people who bought into The Secret, watched it to death, but have yet to manifest anything.
I confess I was caught up in the film too, until I delved further into the original concepts on which the film was based on, read other books, and learned more about attracting what you want in life. It was there that I learned that manifesting what you desire goes far beyond getting stuff or cheap accolades.
The truth is there’s more. First, you really have to want it. Let me emphasize that some more. I mean you want it badly, almost to the point where it’s life or death. Otherwise, if it’s just a mediocre situation, you will put up with it. Humans have a high tolerance for mediocrity and dissatisfaction. If you can’t stand your partner, but don’t think you can do better, you’ll settle. If your job is boring beyond belief but it pays decent, then it’s OK to give up the next 30 years of your life in cubicle hell. You may also find yourself justifying your situation with excuses such as bills to pay (they will always be there), you’re still learning