This blog offers information that I’ve learned from my parrot, Shakespeare. Shaky (short for Shakespeare), has been with me for some thirty years now. Amongst the many lessons he taught me, one of my favorites is his demonstration of how to Aspire Higher by setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals.
Shaky is a confident bird, not shy and very direct about getting what he wants. He knows how to get results without wasting a lot of time. I have learned to use his S.M.A.R.T. strategy to do the things I need to do in order to make my dreams come true. And now, over the next five blogs, I am going to share this secret with you.
S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for Shaky’s five-step process of right living:
Simple … Meaningful … Action … Responsible … Tuned in
Day Two: Meaningful
Today, we are going to look at the second step – Meaningful
For heaven’s sake, be certain that you really want what you state you want. Make sure it’s meaningful to you. Why do you want it? How will it make you feel when you get it? What value does it fulfill that is important to you. When Shaky says, “A carrot please,” he speaks in a wonderfully deep vibrato tone – he’s speaking from his heart. It’s important to him, and I can feel it.
Your creative power lies in your simple thoughts and your FEELINGS. That which is meaningful has a feeling that moves you. This feeling has creative power. You are a creative genius. What moves the genius to dress your dreams in physical clothing so you can experience them? Feelings, feelings and more feelings. Discern the difference between a meaningless emotion like greed or vanity, and an emotion that makes you feel wonderfully obsessed with winning with your dreams. Right there – that’s SMART to do.
When you are S.M.A.R.T. about your aims and aspirations, you create clear conditions so the manifestation penetrates your reality without complication. Stop loving the noise of your own mind; be S.M.A.R.T. Make it clear to your subconscious what your feeling is meaningful. Drop the fluff.
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