When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? This query was before me on a street-side sign in a nearby town. Well, that’s easy. Christmas comes before Thanksgiving alphabetically. Until recently, however, I might have mulled that over, deciding I didn’t really care and had more important things to conjure.
The value of this shift in my way of thinking is not wrapped up in my ability to anonymously respond to silly signs. In fact, simply observing that I am thinking differently even with such mundane purpose invigorates me as I focus on a recent epiphany.
Until recently I found great challenge in deciding on my most pivotal goals. I felt I was falling behind as if I was sitting on a surfboard, watching another wave I missed curl and break with me on the wrong side. This time though, I thought, I’m NOT letting go! As the saying goes, I was determined to do different things, because I want different results.
In my vast indecision I realized that I was infusing my desires with MY limited knowledge of methods. When evaluating my “goals” as I listed them, some were continuing to make me feel unsettled. I pressed on in shaky confidence with one of my goals in particular. Projected conditions as I viewed them would bring this goal to fruition for sure! Then those conditions did not manifest as expected. Immediately I began to doubt everything. That old way of thinking began faithfully proclaiming defeat.
Enter my newly transforming brain. I now realize that, highly disguised as a goal… I was STILL adding methods! That goal which had me falling into a familiar pit of defeat was really not a goal at all, but an inexperienced perception of what was needed to meet my true goals. Those sneaky little old ways become increasingly crafty at hiding themselves, but I prevail!
I have now wiped that imposter goal from my Definite Major Purpose. The methods are NOT up to my limited perceptions or experience. With that trip hazard now eliminated, my future and my goals simply make my heart SING! Onward and upward!