What Would Happen If You Let Go of All Your Goals?
Debts are paid off, financial situation is stable, most of my time is free, and my body is mostly healed. The ego has a whole list of “goals” that I could set now. I could write a book or build my audience or date a bunch of people or focus on making a lot of money. But when the question comes …. “What Now?” … my intuition says “nothing.”
If you’ve been following my recent posts, you may have noticed that I have been questioning everything. Here are some of the questions:
- Do I want a husband and a baby? Not really. (Read more about this one here.)
- Do I want a larger audience? Not for the sake of having a larger audience.
- Do I want more money? Not for the sake of having more money without a clear purpose for spending it.
- Do I want to create more products? Only if I’m meant to create them for the highest good of everyone.
The truth is that none of these external goals feel compelling to me right now. I’ve been on enough hamster wheels in my life to know that they are all the same, and I’m not interested in stepping onto any new hamster wheels. There is no clear guidance right now, other than going to Costa Rica.
So I’m going to do something I’ve never done before, and we can all treat it as an experiment. I’m going to stop having goals. And we’re going to see what happens.
Here’s the problem with goals by the way. They prevent us from being fully present. A “goal” is always in the future, and setting the goal is often done by our ego self. And so the ego is trying to control future time based on past experience. Which is completely out of alignment with being fully present.
Lately after all the EFT tapping that I’ve done, especially with the passages from A Course in Miracles thrown in, it is truly clear to me that I don’t know my own best interests. If I set a goal of more money, how do I know that really serves me? If I set relationship goals, how do I know those really serve me?
It seems to me that it’s time for me to STOP deciding what I want, and start letting life happen the way it’s meant to happen. This world offers nothing that I want. Beyond this world there is a world I want. My purpose here is to pass this world by, by letting go of ego goals. And that is what I intend to do.
How will this look in practice?
Well, I’m just going to see what and who shows up in my life, and I’m going to practice being present with whatever and whomever that happens to be. Including men who want to date me. I’m just going to let it happen. I’m going to do my best to let go of my judgments about what should or should not be happening. And if something or someone is not present and available to me, it’s as if he or it does not exist at all. Because I’m going to be present here, now.
This is how the 30-Day Transformational Travel Challenge that I’ll be recording in Costa Rica is shaping up … it’s not going to be about achieving meaningless goals. It’s going to be about letting the goals go … I think … we are not going to plan that, either lol. We are just going to let it unfold …
Erika Awakening, High Priestess of Miracles at TAPsmarter
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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