Why Is Goal Setting Important To Planetary Evolution?
There tends to be a very large division between how we perceive planetary evolution and how we think about our personal, daily lives. This is why planetary evolution generally remains on the level of fantasy rather than being treated as a practical reality that we can each participate in. Let’s talk about how we can bridge this gap and thus lend powerful purpose to our success as individuals.
The first order of business when it comes to planetary evolution is to determine who is responsible for it. Generally speaking, we humans like to leave this massive project up to God. We assume that we play little or no individual role when it comes to a subject of such vast proportions. With this belief, the best we can contribute as individuals is hope. We hope that somehow it all works out.
We are clearly the dominant species on this Earth. We are also enormously powerful creators, even when we live in denial of that fact. We can’t help but create. The problem is that when we live in denial of our creative capabilities, what we tend to create is chaos and a lot of things that we don’t really want. We create unconsciously and from a very reactive place.
Why don’t we center ourselves and assess what is really going on here? It seems that we are beautifully designed to function as co-creators primarily with God, and secondarily with each other. Let’s focus on the fact that we are made to co-create with the divine. What does this mean? This means that we are physically, mentally, and emotionally created to interface with a more powerful, non-physical quantum universe where anything is possible. But in our denial we are like a person that has a giant treasure chest full of gold in the backyard, yet we never bother to open it up. Instead, we like to sit around hoping to find a coin or two.
If you doubt that individual humans have an enormous capacity to create planetary results, then look at the condition of our planet. No one appears to be stopping us from collectively destroying things, including ourselves. So we clearly play a very large, creative role in the outcome, whether that outcome is good or bad.
Now let’s talk about how we can individually step into our power and realize experientially that we are highly capable creators. Rather than making this an abstract, philosophical discussion, why don’t we make this about some truly practical ideas? If we are to get really grounded and figure out our first step in having this experience, we have to find a way to know that we can accomplish things. Each time that you accomplish something, you have acted as an artist who has successfully created something. If you are to play a conscious role in planetary evolution, you must know for a fact that you can create.
Goal setting and achieving those goals form the clearest, most direct way to experience your ability to function as a creator. If you have tried to set goals in the past and failed to realize those goals, you might find yourself withdrawing from the use of that terminology. You may associate it with the pain of failure. You might believe that the idea of goal setting only amplifies what you perceive as an inability to create. In that case, let’s talk about what setting a goal actually means.
Goal setting means two simple things. Firstly it means making a decision about what you want to create. Secondly it means focusing your consciousness and attention on that goal. That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? You actually do this all day long without realizing it. You do it each time you leave your house to go somewhere. You decide where you want to go, picture it in your mind, and then put your attention and consciousness on getting there. Goal setting is so utterly natural and constant that it is easy to overlook the fact that you are actually doing it.
You set and achieve goals all day long. This is what creators do, and you are indeed a creator. The real issue is that you are probably not reaching your full human potential because you are setting very small, repetitive goals that are exceedingly short term, such as “What do I want to have for lunch?” Or maybe you set a weekly goal of “I want to make sure that I watch such-and-such a TV show this week.” Yes, this is setting and achieving a goal, too.
So what we are proposing is that you expand on these tiny, repetitive goals and try something a bit larger and more interesting. Try something that yields a bit more fruit in your life. Go to that treasure chest in your backyard and find out what’s in there. Start by expanding on your ideas, even a little bit, and see what happens when you consciously create something new instead of unconsciously creating the same repetitive things over and over again.
Try having a larger goal for the purpose of setting and achieving goals. Have a larger goal of experiencing your ability to create and then building your confidence in that capability. Take baby steps instead of giant steps in the beginning, in order to ensure that you reach this larger goal. Imagine how happy you will feel when you know for a fact that you can create consciously and decisively. Imagine how your stress levels will go down when you realize that you have a great deal of say-so in how your life unfolds.
You can begin by consciously setting one small goal for the coming week. Make it simple and easy to achieve by the act of putting your attention on it. Write it down and put a date on it, so you remember it. In fact, you can write it down every day, if you really want to put some energy into it. Focus on the act of physically achieving it. Once you have achieved it, make sure you acknowledge this and point out to yourself that you just consciously created something new. This step is important so that you achieve that larger goal of raising your level of confidence as a creator.
You can repeat this more frequently and gradually raise the level of each goal. Each time you succeed, remember the important step of acknowledging that you created something. In fact, you can even make a list of the goals that you do achieve as your evidence list which proves that you are able to consciously create. Decide to make this list as long as you possibly can!
Acknowledging that you are a creator because you have made the effort to prove it to yourself is an invaluable first step in raising your confidence levels and setting your sights on the larger goal of playing a conscious role in the evolution of our beautiful planet Earth.