How’s It Going With Your 2019 Goals?

Setting goals is good, but sometimes it can be a set-up for terrible heartbreak, especially if the goals were set too high.

For example, one of my goals this year was to sell 1,809 books by March 31st, which was set too high given the reality that I had no publicist and no budget. Even though I knew it was what some call a “stretch goal,” I’m still feeling a tad sad about it, so I am grateful that I have many tools for working skillfully with difficult emotions.

Are you feeling sad about any of your goals not panning out? If so, you might benefit from using my two best tools for working with the sadness of disappointment: Cultivating the Witness and Practicing Gratitude. Both are described in the extensive list of spiritual practices at the beginning of my book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes.

When re-evaluating goals, it is good to remember that many goals are ever-shifting and evolving. While goals give a sense of direction, the path may change many times. And sometimes it ends up being best to abandon the path of a goal altogether and find a new direction.

So, how’s it going with your 2019 goals?

 

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

 

StarFire Teja’s Prayer This Day

 

May the Great Mystery gift each of us
with all the miracles, magic, and mojo
that we need to achieve our goals in 2019!

Making goals and working towards them is an ongoing process that we don’t just do in January. When reaching towards our goals, if it feels like reaching to touch the stars, it may be time to re-evaluate and be open to changing our goals. Sometimes there is a feeling of freedom when letting go of an old goal that is no longer in alignment with who we are now.

This year I am birthing a new version of me, and I have set some high goals for 2019:

1. By March 31st, sell 1,809 copies of my new book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes. (Only 1,799 to go!)

2. By December 31st, attract 19,000 followers to this starfireteja blog. (Only 18,995 to go!)

Since I do not currently have the funds to hire a publicist, these goals feel a bit like reaching for the stars, but I’m reaching out anyway and I’m open to miracles! Somewhere deep inside me, I still believe in magic, even though I’ve been through many hardships over the past 9+ years.

So how are your current goals feeling? Are you reaching for the stars this year?

 
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