THE GOAL FILTER An Intuitive Approach To Goal Setting
HOW DO YOU APPROACH SETTING GOALS? For some, this is an easy process. For others, it’s more difficult. How do you know if you’re choosing the right goals for yourself I such as career, relationships, fun, and One way to know is by using the is a type of intuitive goal-set choosing your goals…from the inside out.
The Goal Filter is a simple, quick tool to use that bypasses the mind and goes directly to your heart. It allows you to intuitively check out up front whether the goal you set is right for you. BY using the Goal Filter, you can save yourself a lot of time and energy because it keeps unsatisfying goal at bay. It consists of two questions:
“When I think of reaching this goal, do I feel heavy, trapped, and\or overwhelmed?
If you answered yes, then you know this goal isn’t right for you. It’s probably a “should” goal that you’ve bought into based on the expectations that others have for you. This is a goal to quickly discard or to take back to the drawing board for fine-tuning until it fits who you are. If you don’t, you’ll struggle to reach this goal and will feel empty or unfulfilled when you do because it wasn’t what you really wanted.
“When I think of reaching this goal, do I feel light, expansive, and/or inspired?”
If you answered yes, then you know it’s a keeper. I call this a “heart” goal. This is a goal that’s based on your values, those things that are most important to you. You will reach this goal with because it’s an expression of Accomplishing this goal will fulfilment, joy, and satisfaction.
Paying attention to what you feel and trusting what you feel – while asking yourself the above two questions – are key to the effectiveness of the Goal Filter. What you feel is your intuition talking to you – a direct communication from a very deep wise place within you. It knows what’s right and wrong for you. By using the Goal Filter, you’ll be able to discard those goals that aren’t right for you and keep those that are.
Begin using intuitive goal-setting today. Take the goals you’ve set and run them by the Goal Filter. Remember to listen to and trust what your intuition is telling you. Your reward for doing so will be goals that truly are your heart’s desire. Use the Goal Filter often to choose your goals…from the inside out.
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