People will say, “Well, I have to work on my goals,” or, “I have to work on my visualization.” And we want you to think more about holding the vision because it is pleasurable to hold the vision, not because you’re trying to make the vision work in order to get to some place that you’re not now standing. “How much should I work?” We would say, work in the sense of joyously moving forward — Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on Monday, August 13th, 2001
I find this statement to be very powerful! Most people set goals, or create a vision, and then begin the process of working towards making them happen. Then every time they think about that goal, they are focusing on what is not done yet, what is still not there, and what they need to do in order to make it happen. The energy around it becomes stressful and it all feels like work. Your attention is going to the lack of what you desire.
In my mind, the purpose of a goal and your vision of it, is to allow you to get into the energy of what you want to create in your life. By setting a goal, and focusing your attention on it, you are telling the Universe what you want. The thing is, if you are thinking about that goal and how hard you need to work to make it happen, that is exactly what you are going to experience…having to work hard.
If you add in the tendency for folks to focus on how it is not showing up…then you get more of that energy.
So, I suggest focusing on your goals as a means to remind yourself of all the juicy stuff that you are calling forth into your life. When you think of them, notice what has already showed up and apprecitate it. When you are taking action make sure you are doing it from a good feeling place, knowing that what you are doing is bringing you into alignment with what you desire. Enjoy the process. Its your life after all and it is meant to be fun and feel good to you!