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:
These responses are OUT of alignment with what is wanted, and they:
IN-ALIGNMENT thoughts, on the other hand:
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 email@example.com, and I’ll include it (anonymously) in a future article.