“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
I think there’s a reason I am becoming more woo-woo spiritual as I get older: I have been too many places and seen too many things to deny there’s some weird shit going on here.
I don’t care if you believe in God or the Universe or a flying spaghetti monster or source energy or whatever, I think everyone comes to a point in their lives when they go “Oh holy shit. I get what I ask/act for.”
If you’re not there, you’re either too inexperienced in the ways of the Universe, or you’re not asking for big enough stuff.
But if you’re reading this, I’m just gonna assume you’re on board with the whole woo-woo “Universe conspires to help you” stuff.
So, Why are SPECIFIC Goals Important?
It’s easy: when you don’t have clear, specific goals, the Universe keeps throwing stuff at you to try on. Some of it is stuff you like, some of it is stuff you don’t like.
The Universe is handing you all these “opportunities” (sometimes in the form of majorly earthly-shitty things, I’ll grant you that), not knowing which you’ll take and react bonkers awesome to and which you’ll stagger under the weight of their burden. To the Universe, it’s all just doors to other realities that you may or may not want.
You might think “But the Universe has to know I don’t want to get fired, right? I mean, exactly how dumb is this Universe anyways? And what am I going to do without this job?” (or any of the number of other shitty things that might happen) To the Universe, this is an opportunity. Maybe it’s an opportunity to find a different job, or start a business, or realize you’re totally in the wrong career! Mayyyybe it’s not the opportunity you wanted, but this is the Universe’s version of an opportunity.
“Idle hands are the Devil’s playground” on the Universe’s scale is a pretty dang humongous thing.
But the minute you tell The Universe what you want, it gets to work on that immediately. If you keep thinking about it as happening, and getting ready for it, pretty soon the thing you want will come along.
That’s why if you have vague goals, you get vague results — eh, it’s pretty close to what you wanted, but it’s not hitting a home run.
But Why are WRITTEN Goals Important?
Our brains have a funny way of attaching to disbelief.
I don’t know why… maybe we’re all just too smart for our own good, or we’ve been so bombarded with jaded messaging that we’ve become jaded.
But writing down your specific goals is a way of keeping yourself honest about the miracles unfolding in front of you. You need to know when you’ve crossed the finish line.
I have seen some seriously crazy creepy stuff come to pass as a result of written, specific goals. Stuff that I find years later in my journal. A goal list that I tucked in a book and forgot, and I read and realized I’ve checked off most of the things… almost by accident, just because the opportunities were there.
I’m so glad you asked! I’ve been diligently writing down my goals for years. My dad actually sat my brother and me down and taught us how to do it, starting with 5 years out, and working back to 3 months out.
Over the years, I have modified my methods to include inspiration from Brian Tracy, Napoleon Hill, Jack Canfield, Jen Sincero, and more.
I’m so passionate about writing down goals that I’m offering a workshop at the end of this year (evergreen after that). If you’re interested in seeing how the Universe can conspire for you, enroll (it’s free) and we’ll get to work on December 26!