Do financial goals and the law of attraction go together?
I ask this because I have a confession to make. I want to make money. Lots of it.
I'd like to know what you think about this.
But I'm not motivated by money!
I always told myself that I wasn't motivated by money or stuff. I've always had a problem trying to set goals about cash or things.
When it came to writing down what car I wanted or what house I wanted or how much money I wanted to make, it just wasn't exciting.
I never attached any emotion to it. If I felt anything at all it was boredom.
It was better to think about the lifestyle you wanted, what you wanted to do, or who you wanted to help.
But what does that really mean? I'll give you an example.
For about 15 years I was into scuba diving. So what if I were to set a goal relating to that. I want scuba-diving in my life.
Does that mean that I get to go on a one-week scuba-diving holiday every year or that I am able to go every weekend.
Those are very different propositions in terms of the amount of time and money involved.
When you're setting a goal in this way, how much detail you need to go into about how you're going to live?
Do you need to write out a timetable and specify how every hour is going to be spent?
This is starting to sound like a chore again.
Just give me the cash
Maybe a money goal would just be simpler. Give me the money and I'll arrange everything else.
This is where my confession comes in.
There was one time when I was excited about a goal.
I had previously set a financial goal and I had the amount on a post-it note on my computer monitor. And it was on the wall next to me.
And nothing happened. For a long time nothing happened.
Then I heard an interview with a life coach. She had discussed financial goals with a client. The client's goal was an extra $5000 a year.
The coach told her that wasn't a goal and she should times it by 10.
That hit me like a bolt of lightning. I instantly pictured the figure on my monitor multiplied by 10.
Two things happened
The first was that I felt a thrill of excitement, an intense tingling in my stomach.
The second was that I felt an absolute belief that this was possible. In that instant I didn't doubt it at all.
Of course later, so-called reality kicked in. That's a ludicrous amount. You couldn't do that anyway you don't really want it. You're not motivated by money. Blah, blah, blah!
So like many times before, I just let it drift.
To the point of never quite setting any goals at all. Certainly none that I really wanted.
Not until this morning anyway.
After thinking all this over and remembering that feeling, I did set a goal.
It's what Jack Canfield calls a big, hairy, audacious goal. A large amount of money.
I've written down the ultimate goal and some intermediate steps.
I believe it and I'm excited about it.
Does this mean you have to abandon the idea of being spiritual and choose the money instead? I don't believe so.
Wealth is not about the money or the stuff. It's a state of being. It is our natural state if we allow it to be. Getting the stuff is the result of being in the state to receive it.
Money doesn't get in the way of spirituality. It can be the result of spirituality. Money is neutral. Neither good nor bad.
It is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. Not the money itself.
When wealth in whatever form arrives in your life, it is your choice what to do with. If you want to make a difference in the world, money just gives you more options.
What do you think? How do you feel about setting monetary goals?
Can having more money and being more spiritual go hand in hand?