[Goal Setting Series]Article #2 ~ Go Beyond What You Know

In my last article, I introduced my new series on how to set goals that utilize the power of the Universe, and I showed you how to remove time from the equation.

Today, I'm urging you to use your most powerful tool when creating goals: your imagination.

Fantasy Matters

When most people sit down to set goals, they evaluate their present results, decide what needs to change, and then ask themselves what they think they can achieve.

They never consider using fantasy or their imagination.

That's a great loss, because when you fantasize you're actually altering the frequency of your brain to make it more receptive to expansive ideas in the Universe you might never have considered.

In fact, one of the primary functions of the human brain is to engage in fantasy and use the imagination to draw ideas, desire and purpose from the soul.

It's the best way to discover what you really want.

Yet, most of us rarely use this divine gift because it was shut down when we were young.

How the Divine Gift Was Stolen

If you leave small children alone, they will engage their imagination automatically. In their own world, kids can do and be whatever they want.

At most schools, however, they're taught conformity. Fantasy and the imagination are slowly, sometimes severely, whacked out of them.

Children are scolded for day dreaming, not paying attention. Over time, they learn that fantasizing is not okay.

When it's time to start making critical decisions for the direction of their life, young adults are in trouble, because they have little connection to their inner world.

They have no idea what their purpose is. They're unable to understand the desire inside of them. They have little idea who they are.

Unable to fully think for themselves, they ask, “What does my guidance counselor or parents or spouse think I should do? What does the economy indicate? What do people tell me I'm good at?”

Their decisions and goals are made based on what they currently know, what others tell them and what they think they can do.

If you make your goals from that place, you're already off course.

You get a year or two down the road, and you're miserable, so you sit down and make another plan, considering your present results and what you think you can do.

That cycle can repeat for a lifetime, without your ever truly understanding what's missing.

Go Beyond

What's missing is you ~ what you desire and broader guidance from your soul.

Listen, there is no limit to your potential.

I'll lead you through this next time, but if you use fantasy and your imagination to create your goals, you'll remove human barriers that prevent you from having a life you truly desire.

You'll utilize the full power of the Universe and create absolutely wonderful and astounding things.

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  1. So true David. It’s sad to watch people going into careers they have no passion for just because they think they can get a job or someone said they would be good at it, or it pays well. So many people believe they can;t make a living doing what they love.

    I’m going to take your advice and do some fantasizing about what I truly want instead of planning based on what I think I can do.

    Rosemary Heenan

  2. Yes, interesting. As a young girl I was told that the world would end and all bad people would die and all well behaved (god fearing) people would live forever so fantasizing just didn’t happen. Something I’m working through.

  3. Exactly David, you’re right on as usual! My next published book will be on this subject. People have become accustomed to denying even their own personal knowing about things when their understandings are labeled as naïve or incorrect by society and/or the mainstream media. Sadly, most people are too fearful and quick to conform to even be themselves, and their conformity limits their growth. Many widely held societal beliefs promote the concepts of competition, scarcity and separation and encourage people to constantly judge themselves and others. Judging actually works against your personal growth by limiting you to fixed positions; it’s loving yourself and others that compels you to become a better person.

  4. i will apply fantasy to my to-do list today, as a first stage of looking at my daily goals. I want to see how I can use fantasy to expand my achievements even in the short-term and very practical.Thank you David for encouraging me with this idea of harnessing my imagination.