As a goal oriented person, you have something fueling your drive.
You have motivation, ambition, and desires.
As a human being, you may not always know what to do with that ambition or drive. At times, you may even feel anxious about that.
You have these feelings that something bigger is supposed to be happening, you are supposed to be doing something, but you aren’t sure what.
So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably just try to put effort into anything. Whatever you can.
Because to get something out of life, you have to put something into life.
You have to put in work, effort, time, or energy.
But at the same time, you have to be smart about what you put your work, effort, time, or energy into.
Manifestation is a very real thing, but it doesn’t happen without growth and effort from you. It also doesn’t happen without soul alignment.
Lucky for you, and me, we all have somebody or something watching out for us.
If they see us stagnating, they aren’t going to give us what we want.
If they see us growing though, let the rewards flow in.
But, not every action, not every investment has the same return.
You don’t always get back what you put in. Sometimes you get less. Sometimes, you get even more.
Take for instances, relationships. This is something most people can relate to, especially if you are an empath.
Who here hasn’t put effort into someone who ended up hurting them in the end because they just didn’t care or they were using you?
Yes you are putting in work, yes you are investing in time and energy, but you are getting nothing in return except more things to work through.
Ever had to work through healing a broken heart?
Totally not a fun thing. Super important though if that is where you are at!
The point is though, you can’t just put in and invest in someone who you know is going to hurt you, deplete you, and take away from your goal of a happy, loving relationship.
On the other end of the spectrum, say you find someone who also values personal development. They value communication, respect, and growth.
Imagine what happens when you invest your time and energy into THAT person.
If the chemistry and timing is there, some pretty fantastic things come from that.
Instead of heartache, you get to experience what it’s like to have your heart crack wide open with love and joy.
You invested your energy into someone who is a better fit, and it pays dividends.
You have to be smart with who you invest in and what people you put your energy into.
But you also have to be smart about what you invest in elsewhere in your world.
While some of us have goals to meet a partner, get married, or something of that nature, a lot of us also have other goals too.
Goals like starting a business. Becoming a millionaire. Creating a charity. Helping 1000 people in their field. Becoming a doctor. Running a marathon. Traveling the world. Learning a new language.
Goals are diverse.
Yet, no matter what your goal, the way of achieving them follows the same pattern.
It’s important to be aware of what you invest in and it is always better to invest in something that grows in return, rather than shrinks.
Are you investing in something that gives you less of a return than you put in?
Are you investing in something that adds to your original investment?
Or are you investing in something that multiplies your investment?
Which do you think will get you to where you want to go the quickest?
Looking at your goals now, what is your main priority? Your main goal? Jot it down on a piece of paper. If you don’t know, perhaps your goal is to figure out what your goals are?
Now, once you have that, brainstorm all of the things you can do that will get you closer to accomplishing that goal.
Write them all down.
Any idea that comes to mind. Any systems that may help. Investments. Changes. Actions.
Then, go through and write down what doing those activities will take from you, what they will ask from you.
Then, write down what the return for each action would be. What you would get out of it.
From there, go through your list and through each item and compare the return versus the investments.
Start crossing off anything that takes away from your time, energy, effort, resources, or whatever more than it adds to your life and ability to move forward.
Then, go through and highlight or circle anything that multiplies, more than doubles the investment you put in in terms of results.
These are the things you should focus on first. Everything else that isn’t crossed off you can do here and there, but you’ll get the most reward from what is highlighted, so why not invest in those activities?
Life works the best, growth works the best when you leverage what you have in a way that pays off more than just adding to your life.
Something that multiplies, expands, enhances your world is worth investing in. Figure out what that means for you, and then go for it.
Want help working with this?
Add working with me on your list. Write down the investment on your end, and then the return you feel like you would get.
What category is it in?
If it’s in the ‘multiply’ category, go here to book a reading with me. If not, don’t invest!
I am raising my prices though at the end of July (2018), so this is the last time you’ll be able to book for $75, so if it’s calling you, go for it!
And if it’s not, if it takes from your life, focus on what adds. I don’t want to take from your life, and you shouldn’t either.
Focus on you, your goals, and making them happen.
You deserve a life of your dreams, and you’ll get there, one step and leap at a time.
A picture from my morning walk, where by waking up early and investing in me I’m leveraging my time by investing in clarity, focus, and health and trust me, it’s paying off more then ten fold!
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I like all of the suggestions. Looking forward to writing my list. Will let you know what I come up with. Thanx(:
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