Goals are the building blocks of life. They are a crucial part of our evolution. One thing I have learned over the past couple of years is that setting goals is one thing, sticking to them is another. Whether you have goals for your health, career, mentality, thinking processes, relationships or home life, every goal begins with the same foundation: to be sustainable, and ultimately, achievable.
Lately, I have been setting new goals for myself and what I am aiming for in the next two to five years. I have been confronting some challenges through the ‘cursed how’s’ – how will this happen? I remind myself not to be attached to how the goal will unfold and what the path will look like. That, I believe, will take care of itself when you just let go and trust.
One of my goals surrounding business is for superfoodsam.com to become a hub of health information and real life education resource from which people can easily utilise the tools presented. I am striving to make the autoimmune realm easier for people to navigate, as well as create and give people the course Life After Grains.
Why? Because Life After Grains is the course I was looking for when I when I was in the deep dark trenches of my autoimmune disease. Because I value my health and all aspects of mind, body and soul. I value eating amazing home cooked food. I value stress management, freedom, individual growth and personal challenges. I love being able to practise what I teach, to embrace new opportunities and the journey of creation. I love new ideas and taking time out for rest and relaxation. I also make room for unpleasant emotions and discomfort instead of suppressing them or trying to distract myself from them.
But setting goals isn’t enough; we need to know why we set them. We set goals because they are essential to a fulfilling, rewarding life – but we set them within the framework of our own personal values. When we know the values behind our goals, this makes the goals we pursue so much more meaningful. Life is more rewarding when you are in the process of achieving the goal; happiness is not purely in the outcome, it is in the whole journey towards the outcome, and you have the power to choose that. So, in order to make your goals more meaningful, the two questions you should be asking yourself when setting any goal are:
Question # 1
What are the values underlying my goal?
Question # 2
What thoughts, feelings, sensations and urges am I willing to put up with in order to complete this goal?
Connecting with your values and acting on them gives you a sense of contentment, fulfilment and abundance. If you believe you can’t live a rich and fulfilling life until you’ve achieved that goal, then you will be pretty miserable. Living by your values gives you satisfaction right now. You can go into your goal with the best mindset, focus and attention – but if a goal doesn’t align with your personal values – you are wasting your time.
Remember, you don’t have to be miserable on the road to achieving your goal, but if you place all your happiness in the goal only once it is reached you’re playing a dangerous game. When we live more in the present and appreciate what we have, while working for what we desire, we find a deep satisfaction in life as it is right now.
Peace, Love, Health
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