I have been looking forward to this moment for two months. Finally I am sitting at my computer and writing to you all again. It’s been two months since I last sat down to write a blog post. Now I suppose in the grand scheme of things that doesn’t sound like such a hardship. But for me not being able to blog and put my musings down on paper (or screen) is something I really missed in my life. Now as I love this so much you might be wondering why have I spent so long away from the keyboard? Well it might surprise you to know this has been a conscious choice.
I stepped away from making my regular posts to work on a life goal that means even more to me.
Basically I gave up something I wanted to do to focus on achieving something I wanted more.
Giving up things in order to manifest our goals is an important an often overlooked part of the manifestation process. Think about the whole process of setting a goal. We choose what we want to do, decide how and when we want to do it and then we crack on with it. We rarely stop to think about the things we will have to give up or change in order to reach our goal. In fact it is often something we do unconsciously.
It may sound negative to focus on giving up things. Or to use another word ‘sacrifice’. However for me I find that consciously focusing on what I will have to give up to reach a goal makes me:
- Aware of the behaviors I will need to change
- Assess how important is the goal to me (or basically how much do I want it)
- Commit and dedicate more energy to achieving my goal.
If I take an example from my own life, I am currently trying to achieve a major life goal. Through assessing what I would need to sacrifice in order to get there gave me some very clear realisations. I realised that in order to achieve my goal, I really needed more time to complete and dedicate to the project. I also need to put myself out there in a way that challenged so many of my fears. I saw clearly that I need to focus an intense period of time to my project and that meant not only giving up my regular blog posting, but also I had to work one day less a week, which has had a substantial negative impact on our economy. I had to get over and work through fears built up over many years and allow myself (and my creative work) to criticism. The result? I am one gigantic step closer to realising my life goal. I am stronger for opening myself up for criticism and better at my chosen craft. And I am proud of myself for committing and completing this stage of my manifestation process. Now I can concentrate on getting our financial situation improved without the frustration that it is at the cost of my life dream.
Seriously I feel amazing! Powerful, focused and energised and on my way to some exciting manifestation!
September is the perfect time to consider what sacrifices need to be made to reach your year’s goals. As the leaves are turning golden and brown, the year is slowly turning to a close. You may have started this year with many goals but now you have only 3 and a half months to complete them. When you think about it like that it can seem extremely stressful! However this is where the sacrifice evaluation process will save you A LOT of stress, as well as getting you back on track and focused. This process will see you at the end of this year with completed goals and empowered by your achievements.
It’s time for you to look at what will you give up to reach your goals
Step 1: Look at your years goals
Have a look at the goals you set for yourself. If you didn’t make goals you can think about your new year’s resolutions. There will be some you have worked on, some you have forgotten and some that are just not relevant to your life right now. Choose 3 you really want to complete by December 31st.
Write them out clearly on a piece of paper
Step 2: What will you sacrifice?
Ask yourself what will sacrifice in order to manifest this goal. Do you have to give up time to go to the gym? Face your fear of rejection to ask your boss for that promotion? For each of your surviving goals brainstorm things that you can give up to make your goal actually happen.
Look at the ideas you have come up with and choose the ones that you can truly embrace. And cross out the rest. If you don’t feel you can really make the sacrifices you have come up with you have to ask yourself if this goal is really something you want and are willing to work for.
Step 3: When will you start?
Commit to a starting point for when you will give up this thing, behaviour you have chosen. Write it in your diary. Commit to your goal and it will happen.
Step 3: How will this benefit you?
Lastly look at each goal and the sacrifices you have chosen and ask yourself ‘how will this benefit my life? ‘ Under each goal write a sentence to remind you of this. So you could write
Giving up ………… will benefit my life by…………and support me to manifest my goal of ………
Put the piece of paper somewhere you will see it when you need to be reminded of why you are doing what you are doing. And then get on with it already! If you don’t act nothing will happen.
Make your sacrifices and manifest your goals
I use this process periodically throughout the year and ALWAYS in late August or early September. And believe me it is one of the most supportive processes I have in my manifestation tool kit. If you want to get you have to change. Sacrificing, giving up something you want or a behaviour is basically that, a change. It’s prioritising what is most important to you and that my friend is the secret of manifestation.
If it is truly important to you, you will make it happen.
Sacrificing is just the catalyst to remind you of how important it really is.
Let me know what you are going manifest this year and what you are going to give up in order to do that in the comments below!
Happy manifesting this week and remember to Enjoy your Journey!