Goals, Intentions and the Universe

I’ve come to understand the subtle yet profound differences between the roles of goals, intentions, and the Universe in actualizing our deepest desires.  In this blog I’m going to share with you how I view the difference between goals and intentions and one of my own stories that perfectly demonstrates this concept.

Goals, Intentions and the Universe!

The path to flow and ease!

s an empowerment coach and someone who has navigated the waters of life’s transitions, I’ve come to understand the subtle yet profound differences between the roles of goals, intentions, and the Universe in actualizing our deepest desires.  In this blog I’m going to share with you how I view the difference between goals and intentions and one of my own stories that perfectly demonstrates this concept. One of the best examples of how I used goals, intentions and the Universe is when I was selling my last home.

The Power of Intentions

Intentions are essentially your destination.  They are your desires.  These are your big, hairy, audacious dreams!  An intention might be to grow your company to 6 or 7 figures.  Intentions are different than goals in my view.  

For my condo, my intention was to attract the perfect buyer – someone who would cherish and love the space as much as I did, for the price and closing date that I desired. This wasn’t just any property; it was a home I had poured my heart and soul into renovating.  I LOVED this home. It was simply gorgeous.

Understanding Goals

Goals are the tangible, measurable steps we set for ourselves. They are within our control, something we can systematically work towards. Consider goals as the road map to your destination that you type into your GPS; they are clear, specific, and attainable through a series of actions. Think of checklists…these are things you can do and check off the list.  

The goals in my condo story looked like; staging my home beautifully, hiring a top-notch realtor, and fixing the ideal selling price. These were all items on my to-do list that I could check off, one by one.  These were in my control and were up to me to make sure they happened for the best possible outcome.   

 

Embracing the Universe

Now, let’s talk about the Universe’s role. I’m a firm believer in making two lists: one for me and one for the Universe. After doing everything within my power (this was my list of things I could control), I knew it was time to hand over the reins to something greater. The night I signed the papers with my realtor, I consciously decided to trust the Universe to take over.

This act wasn’t about relinquishing control; it was about partnership. It was acknowledging that while we can set goals and intentions, there’s a flow to life that, when embraced, can lead to miraculous outcomes.  When we try to control everything, we can miss out on so much.  If I focused on just the exact price….what if someone wanted to give me way more?  

Goals, Intentions, and the Universe in Harmony

The result? My condo sold in 24 hours for the exact price I wanted, to an amazing couple who agreed to close in less than a month. It was a seamless process, devoid of stress or force.  Well, maybe a little anxiety….but not about the sale but rather what was coming after the sale.  This sale would include a plan for me to move half way across the country at the start of the pandemic!

This selling experience was a beautiful dance of action and surrender – of doing my part and then allowing the Universe to do its.

Embracing Flow and Ease

This story isn’t just about selling a property; it’s a metaphor for life and business. When we set intentions and add in the specific goals to make it happen, we’re setting the stage for success. But the magic truly happens when we trust in the Universe – or whatever higher power you believe in – to align opportunities and connections that are beyond our imagination.  This is embracing flow and ease.  This is when life becomes easy.

Here’s how you can apply this in your own life and business. 

  • Set your intentions:  Set your bigger desires that are aligned with your values and vision.
  • Set Clear, Attainable Goals: Take action on the things you can control. (this is a critical piece!)
  • Trust in a Greater Force: Let the Universe assist in ways you might not foresee.

A Life of Fulfillment and Joy

As someone who has dedicated my life to empowering women and helping them achieve financial independence and fulfillment, I believe in the power of this approach. It’s about striking that delicate balance between action and surrender, between pushing forward and letting go.

To add to the power of achieving your goals and intentions, check out 7 Healthy Habits to Start for the New Year.

All the best to you in this new year!

 

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