Last night I was talking with some of my dearest friends about
Manifesting our Dreams through the Power of Goalsetting.
As we were sharing, I explained the way I manifested my current
radio show. It all started when more than 5 years ago I wrote my
100 lifetime goals. Included on the list was my own radio show.
This year, that came to fruition.
I also mentioned adding some distinctly "unbusinessy" goals on
my list. These goals ironically have the power to significantly
impact the bottom line of all my entrepreneurial and personal
These Goals are what I call my "Soul Goals".
As I write, I am looking at a simple glass vase on my desk. In
it are three roses and an iris. Just the act of looking at them
makes me smile. In another favorite workspace of mine, the
kitchen table, there is a bouquet of gloriously fragrant huge
deep red roses. Last night I opened the door on my corner
cabinet and the scent of these magnificent flowers hypnotized
me, filling me with wonder.
On the same 100 Lifetime Goals list, I wrote "have fresh flowers
in my office and home at all times". These delectable floral
arrangements from my own garden are a fulfillment of that goal.
It is an ongoing goal, a soul goal that in turn makes me more
productive in my adventures in business and life.
This weekend I saw many friends I had not seen in a long time.
In many conversations, I included, "Are you able to get away
from your office for lunch during the week? I would love to
invite you tolunch so we can catch up and simply spend time
Another goal on my list is "Have lunch with one friend weekly".
This is abare minimum goal. It is also one I have overlooked as
I busily careened down the mompreneur path. Seeing all my
beloved (and neglected) friends this week end reminded me how
important it is to have these regularly scheduled heart
Without scheduling, they simply won't happen!
None of these folks knew about all the current excitement in my
life, nor did I know the excitement in their lives. One of my
friend is having significant challenges with her teen aged son,
another friend is still in the same job she wanted to quit when
we met six years ago.
I look so forward to the get togethers I have scheduled so we
can continue to grow together, much more intentionally than we
have in the recent past.
I won't be preparing an elegant meal: it will be simple. What I
will prepare is the space in my heart for some special
conversation and laser focus on the people I care about it. The
ones who I have not demonstrated this focus upon lately.
My soul has missed it. And now I am responding at the absolutely
As you look over your goals and intentions, which goals speak to
your soul? Which goals can you look towards which are there
simply to remind you of the connections you have with fellow
travelers on life's path? Which ones remind you of the beauty
that surrounds you?
If these are absent from your list, what would be the best
Modify your list and add some Soul Goals.
What will amaze you each time is not only the powerful impact
upon your Soul, you will notice the powerful impact on your work
Passion Activator: You may be leery of this whole concept of
There is nothing inherently wrong with your query.
What I would request you do is this: take out your list of goals
or begin creating a list of goals. For each 5 "hard" or
business, career, personal achievement goals, include one "Soul
This way if it is your first attempt at Goal Setting, you will
have a place to start.
Secondly, if you work with a daily "To Do" list (my personal
preference and tool to use is a "Possibility List") be sure to
use the same ratio. For each 5 "hard" items on the list, include
1 "Soul Item" on your list.
Finally, be lovingly patient and compassionate with yourself.
Change does not occur overnight. It occurs with consistent,
passionate action towards positive change.