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How Do You Feel About Your Goals?

Achieving goals and manifesting desires have always been hot topics.

We often create intentionally by putting time, energy and our hearts into a particular goal. By the way, whether you like it or not, you are also constantly creating unintentionally.

For now, let’s take a closer look at those goals and dreams that we set. Here’s my first question to you — how do you feel once you’ve achieved your goals? These may have been tough and they may have taken ages to achieve.

Do you feel ecstatic, joyful, happy and satisfied? Or is it usually a feeling of disappointment, a letdown and lack of satisfaction? Or don’t you feel anything at all?

Sometimes, when I congratulate friends on their successes, they shrug their shoulders. Owning a lucrative company that they had dreamt of in younger days seems to no longer mean much. Their “It’s no big deal,” accompanied by rather depressing energy says a lot.

Likewise, some return from much awaited holidays feeling a tad disappointed. Despite the stunning photos on social media, it wasn’t totally a magical experience.

Then there are more “serious” examples. You would have met people who tell you they want to be married by a certain age. The starry-eyed starts occasionally finish with moans about being with the wrong partner. You can’t but help feel for them.

The question would then be — how do you come up with meaningful goals? How do you ensure that your creation resonates with you? Not just with your worldly needs, but also with your soul.

Is This Really What You Want?

Let’s look at one area in life – work. Over the years, I’ve worked on countless projects as I explore and expand on my skill sets. From editing, writing, organizing events, media work, training and finally to energy healing. 

Given the wide range of things I’ve dabbled in, here’s the one thing that I can tell you with 100% certainty.

You may take something on because it will look good on your resume. Or because it brings in big bucks. Or it allows you to hobnob with the who’s who in the industry. The fact is that only some projects will make you smile.

When the project/goal/dream is right for you, your body cells burst with excitement. Ideas flow in effortlessly from all directions. People walk in with offers to help. The Universe is clearly on your side.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that it will be a walk in the park. Happy farmers still have to sweat it out under the blazing sun. It’s just that even if that project doesn’t win you an award, you will do it willingly, without having anyone cajoling you. That is how inspired you would be.

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Take a look at the list below. It’ll give you a clear picture of what to look out for.

1. Smile

When someone asks you about your goal, you smile. Your body is  relaxed and breathing is even. You’re eager to talk about it. Sometimes a little too much!

2. Constant Attention

That goal is always on your mind. Instead of dreading it, you’re looking forwarding to working on it. There’re constant thoughts on making it a fantastic success. Which is why you attend workshops, purchase books and surf the net.

3. 100% Heart

Remember days when your parent had to drag you out of bed for school? None of that’ll be necessary for a heart-centered goal. You’ll be pouring yourself into the project 100%. Willingly, that is.

4. Laser-sharp Focus

Whilst working on your project, your mind will be focused totally on it. Other thoughts will not sneak in. Plus, you would not be multi-tasking. No thinking of what to have for lunch. No planning long getaways. Your life may not depend on achieving your goal, but that’s the way your mind will work.

5. Sheer Satisfaction

Once the project is done, there’s a combination of feelings. Joy, satisfaction, happiness and more. Even if there is no payment for it, you’d be high-fiving everyone around you and grinning away.

And now, you may be asking how to set the right goal. How to identify something that makes your heart sing?

For me, I discovered some of them by trusting my instincts. For instance, growing up, I was always attracted to photography. But I never had the opportunity to try it. Finally as an adult, I got my own camera. I was hooked. Even on hot days outdoors, I’d feel happy clicking away.

Other suitable goals were discovered because I was brave enough to take risks. Initially the goal itself didn’t sound like my cup of tea. Yet, I chose to dash out of the comfort zone, with the help of many supportive individuals.

Once I got into the swing of things, I discovered how much I enjoyed them. Even I was surprised! What am I talking about? Well, that’s basically how I meandered into the world of energy healing.

Start setting goals that resonate with your soul. You’ll be so much the better for it. There’ll be planting a piece of heaven in your heart.

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Sheela Prabhakaran is a writer and trainer who has a keen interest in people and nature. Her career started out in publishing followed by many years in Corporate Communication. Over time she has reached out to people of all walks of life through copywriting, writing books and articles. Her training experience includes Business English and Communication. She has embarked on an exciting new spiritual journey which sees her exploring more ways to share ideas on leading a healthier and happier life. She can be reached at