Are your thoughts aligned with your goal?

Are your thoughts aligned with your goal?

What does it mean to “align your thoughts with your goal” and why is it worth your time?

 

The short and simple answer to why it’s worth your time to align your thoughts with your goals – dreams – desires – is because doing so makes the journey faster, easier and more enjoyable.  Think “flow.”  Thoughts that are contrary to what you are wanting to achieve or experience, however, make the process slower, more complicated and more stressful.  Think “struggle.”

We don’t consciously choose to do things the “hard” way, but when I ask the question, “What do you want?” people almost always respond in one of two ways:

  1. They talk about what they do NOT want; or
  2. They talk about what they want from the perspective of not yet having it and the difficulties in achieving it.

These responses are OUT of alignment with what is wanted, and they:

  • Create a negative mindset;
  • Decrease your brain’s ability to recognize opportunities, solutions, and ideas that move you forward;
  • Cause your brain to release stress hormones into your body (and we know what havoc that causes);
  • Energetically attract to you what you do not want and a lack of what you do want.

IN-ALIGNMENT thoughts, on the other hand:

  • Reflect positive expectation;
  • Make you FEEL positive, hopeful, optimistic, eager, passionate, and happy;
  • Open your brain to better recognize opportunities, solutions, ideas and right timing;
  • Cause your brain to release “happy” hormones that improve your overall health and well-being;
  • Attract people and circumstances to you that create “flow.”

Here’s an example:

Goal  Out of Alignment Thoughts In Alignment Thoughts
I want more money. I don’t have enough money.

I need more money.

How will I pay my bills this month?

When will I get more money?

The economy is bad.

It’s not fair that some have more than they need.

I have to work hard for my money.

I have what I need.

More is on its way.

Things always work out for me.

I am in the process of increasing my income.

There’s more than enough to go around.

Money flows easily to me.

 

So are your thoughts IN or OUT of alignment with your goals and dreams?  Paying attention to how you FEEL is the best indicator of whether they are in or out of alignment.

This article is the first in a series that addresses aligning our thoughts with specific goals for greater ease, flow and fun, and I’m taking requests!  Do you have a goal or desire that you are struggling with?  Email me at karincross@asamatterofthought.com, and I’ll include it (anonymously) in a future article.

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