Goal Setting

Goal Setting Tips

For this year I’m not setting any specific goals.

Instead I’m going to focus on living my life according to my new values, but there is one New Year’s resolution I want to set for myself.

It’s not a specific goal or target for any one area of my life, but rather a way of being.

What I want to foster is the state of being open to new possibilities.

What does that mean?

Well, essentially it’s about being open to new possibilities for how reality works.

Think about how a child sees the world. They are curious and always open to new possibilities, not set in their ways of thinking. Children don’t discount the “impossible”.

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~Lewis Carroll

Let me give you a few examples of what I mean.

Ask yourself these questions:

Is it possible to make a million dollars in one day as an Internet Marketer?

Is it possible that there is a single cure for all disease in the world, including the so called “incurable” ones like AIDS or Cancer?

Is it possible for a person to become invisible through meditation?

Is it possible for us to connect to parallel universes?

Is it possible to make a $100k / month as an affiliate marketer with a simple one-page website?

Is it possible to make $500k / month as a Blogger?

Is it possible to build a muscular body with just 10 minutes of exercise per day?

Is it possible to heal a broken limb spontaneously?

There are just some examples of what I mean. I’m not saying any of these are possible or impossible. I’m just using them as examples of the type of stuff I’d like to re-explore in my life.

For example, if I ask myself “Is it possible for us to connect to parallel universes?” and let’s just say that my logical mind says “No, it’s not possible.” then I want to explore that in more depth and ask myself “How do I know that? When did I decide this? What proof do I have that it is impossible?”

Or when I think about the possibility of making $500k/month as a Blogger, I want to explore the possibilities of that in more depth.

There really is no single specific direction I want to go with this. I want to simply just keep a much more open mind this year to new possibilities.

One of the reasons I’m doing this is because in the last few years especially my mind has really been opened and stretched as far as what I believe to be possible, but I think there is a lot of room for improvement here.

Meaning, I’m still mostly very skeptical about “impossible things” and it takes a lot of convincing and personal experimentation for me to be convinced that something is real.

For example when I first heard about muscle testing, I honestly thought it was total BS. I found it insulting to my intelligence that it could work. When I first read “Power vs Force” I thought it was a ridiculous concept so I tossed the book aside and labeled it as “quackery” in my mind.

Then one day I went to see a Naturopath who used muscle testing as a way of determining food allergies. I didn’t know he did this when I set the appointment. In fact, I didn’t know he was going to do muscle testing until I was sitting in his room and he just started doing it.

What happened next blew my mind. He told me to hold my arm up and hold it strong as he pushed down on my arm while testing different types of foods for allergies. My mind was determined to not fall for this “quackery”. I held my arm strong, determined he would not be able to push it down.

Then, after a few “strong” responses my arm went “weak” during one test. This totally blew my mind. It’s as if someone else was in control of my body. I felt a “shift” in my arm muscles and my arm went weak.

Previous to this moment, my mind justified muscle testing as simply the practitioner pushing down on the arm harder when trying to get a “weak” response. Once I actually experienced it, I knew that wasn’t the case.

That was my first experience with muscle testing being something that actually works. During my drive home from the naturopath that day my mind was totally blown.

Today, I totally accept muscle testing as something that works and I use it almost on a daily basis when I do my balances.

What if I have muscle testing a chance right away instead of labeling it as “quackery” for years and years until I “accidentally” ran into it in that naturopath’s office one day?

What if I accepted energy healing earlier in my life?

What if I accepted Law of Attraction earlier in my life?

What if I accepted psychic abilities earlier in my life?

This is my New Year’s Resolution for 2011 – to be open to and test out a lot more things that my mind might typically prematurely label as “impossible”.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to abandon reason and just accept every crazy claim out there as true, but it just means I’m going to be more open minded to give things a chance before dismissing them and trust my intuition to guide me along the way.