Inner goal

Inner goal January 23, 2015

On very common problem when seeking success is struggling to create some specific outer achievement in order to experience a certain inner achievement. The pitfalls of this are many. There are all sorts of obstacles and limitations that stand in your way when you seek only the outer achievement without regard to what it’s connected to inside.

However, if you are able to first experience, fully, completely, and genuinely, the inner achievement, then the corresponding outer achievement will be vastly more forthcoming. The obstacles will no longer have the power to stop you. The limitations will fall away. You’ll find yourself easily, naturally and quickly working through those challenges that once seemed so difficult.

A key concept to realize is this. Your outer goal is not really what matters most to you, as wonderful as it may appear. What matters most is that inner goal. When that is achieved, you are already where you want to be. Most people assume that they must first achieve the outer goal in order to have the inner goal. Very rarely it happens that way, but, by many orders of magnitude, that approach is the most difficult, challenging, burdensome way to do it. There is a much easier, more joyful, more fulfilling, more life-affirming and natural way to do things.

And it is all based upon the fact that although your outer goal corresponds to only a single inner goal, the reverse is most certainly not true. For every inner goal there are any number of outer goals that will correspond to it. That is an extremely powerful reality, because it enables you to achieve your inner goal much more quickly and with far less effort than you would have otherwise imagined. And then, once the inner goal is reached, any outer goal that’s associated with it becomes much more surely within your reach.

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