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Deepening You Aim - Grasshopper

Do you go from top to bottom or bottom to top? Either way, it’s a two-way street when it comes to goal setting.

Listing your goals is a topside strategy – one that’s necessary to identify specific aims.


Bottom up goals arise without any specific intention.


Perhaps some examples would be helpful. If you know what you want but don’t know how to get it, you set the goal and then go below the surface. That means you go to a place where you get your thinking out of the way. Use some sort of meditative practice that quiets your mind and makes room for answers to bubble up.


But suppose you have no idea what you want: no goal, just a feeling that something’s missing. You again go to the bottom and let the depths decide what surfaces.


Whether you want to know how to manifest something that’s in your field of vision or something that’s currently shrouded in mystery, the solution comes from the same space: the one below your thoughts.


Repeating, “I don’t know what I want” keeps you wanting. It keeps you in your head rather than exploring in a deep-sea bed.


Have you ever had a store clerk ask if they can help you find something? You may reply, “I’m looking for a blue bathing suit.” They point you in a certain direction. But what if you just walked into the store and replied to the same question with, “I’m just walking around to see if something jumps out at me.” That’s letting your depth decide.


It’s OK to not know, just explore your depths below.


Whether you know your goal or not, there is a place to get answers, even if every “I” doesn’t contain a dot.


All the best,


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