Tag Archives: Goals
A few years ago I joined a cycling group so I could become a stronger, safer rider. For me that meant comfortably doing 5-15 mile rides tooling around Bainbridge Island without having to walk my bike up hills. From the … Continue reading
Amy and Molly’s Excellent Adventure: Why you should set bold financial goals for your purpose-oriented business
The year my niece Amy turned 15, I decided to take her to Europe when she graduated from high school. It was, for me, a very audacious goal. My coaching practice was bringing in between $2,500 and $4,000 a month. … Continue reading
This week the ezine goes live with a NO COST Not-So-Quarterly Accidental Entrepreneurs Community Call. The topic is productivity and motivation, also known as taking control of your time. Here’s a quick-and-dirty synopsis of what I’ll be sharing. The truth … Continue reading
Have you ever come to a sticking point around money and said to yourself, “Why don’t I have this figured out yet?” Perhaps you’ve done your homework, learned about money and how to manage it, but as soon as you … Continue reading
“Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.” ~Morris Adler
What if desire is a compass, and the objects of desire are merely lodestones, intended to send the needle in our hearts spinning until it rests at true north?
If we think about desire this way, we see that getting what we want is not the point. The point is to check in and see what we want as a means of getting our bearings, just as we might consult a compass when faced with a fork in our path.
What do you want, really?
If that question sends the compass needle in your heart spinning wildly, spend some time steadying yourself, patiently waiting and watching for the needle to settle. You do know what you want, and when you are freed from the myth that knowing what you want means you have to (or deserve to) get it, your desires can guide you instead of ruling you.