We often hear that it is vital to have a real desire towards reaching your goals and being really passionate about the positive consequences of doing so. The majority of people however have no problems with their desire levels and actually having the desire to reach a goal, is the last thing most people need to work on.
Everybody desires to be a millionaire, to have the body of their dreams, to be a powerful communicator, to be someone who constantly gives value to others and generally just someone that is perceived as having a lot of success. The reason why most people never reach these goals however is because their desire is not backed up by faith and expectation.
It is one thing to really want something in your life, but it is another thing to have a clear expectation that you will eventually reach your goal and that it is just a matter of time before you can look back on your journey to the top.
A story about a boy
Just the other day I was sitting on the beach and meditating while watching the sunset. Out of nowhere a little boy around the age of 6 came up to me and asked me if I wanted to buy one of the Lei’s(flower necklace) he had around his neck.
I smiled, turned around and reached into my satchel and took out the equivalent of around 5$. As soon as I turned around to give him the money, I saw that he was already several feet away and that he was walking away with his head down. He had interpreted my action of turning around to get the money as a way of rejecting him and he had immediately decided to give up and walk away.
I had to verbally call him back and give him the money. The boy looked at me in disbelief and I wished I could speak the same language as him so I could explain to him the potential belief shift he could make at that given moment. He turned around and walked away with a smile on his face, but it remains a mystery whether or not he learned the real lesson.
The Universe responds to expectation and not desire
You see the universe doesn’t reward desire alone, it rewards desire combined with an absolute expectation of an outcome. The boy had the desire to sell me something and make money, but as soon as he met what he perceived as adversity, he gave up and started walking away. The only difference is that the universe won’t call you back to give you your reward if you don’t have faith and just give up, whenever you face challenges.
It was shocking to me that this handsome boy was only 5-6 years old and had already been programmed to react to adversity by giving up. If someone could be socially programmed to that effect in just 5 years, it is rather understandable how so many adults walk around with lots of wishes and desires, but no real expectation and faith in that they can actually fulfill their dreams.
The unlimited power of the source
There is an infinite amount of potential running through us and this potential can manifest ANYTHING we focus on, in our material world. This power is always at work and it merely reacts and manifests the thoughts you occupy in your mind on a daily basis.
What does this actually mean?
It means that this power is also manifesting your thoughts when you doubt, fear, rationalize and have no self belief. You might think that you desire a brand new Ferrari, but if you are constantly in doubt and have no real expectation of ever achieving that goal, that is exactly what you are manifesting into your material world.
Now this might sound like an absolutely esoteric concept and some people might even call it stupid, that someone would make the claim that people manifest negative things into their lives.
This concept is actually very simple and goes together with taking responsibility for your life. You are 100% responsible for everything in your life and it is your thoughts, actions and emotions until this point that have placed you in the exact spot you currently are.
Ask yourself following questions:
- When I desire something and start taking action towards it, do I really have 100% faith and expectation that I am going to reach it no matter what?
- Do I often doubt my self esteem, abilities and potential?
- Is it possible that I have a lot of negative and self defeating thoughts I haven’t really been aware of until now?
Remember, you manifest things that you desire and expect. If your goal is to have an income of 1.000.000$ a year and you are constantly doubting yourself on a subconscious level and telling yourself that 50.000$ a year is more in your league, that is what you are expecting and thereby attracting.
Set a goal, have faith, an absolute expectation that you are going to reach it at some point in your life when you are ready to do so and start taking massive action towards reaching it.
There is nothing that can stop you from reaching your goals other than yourself.
“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”
By Mateo, on March 27, 2011