Goals or guides?

“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” - Yogi Berra

We all know how important goal setting is right? But there are strategies to encouraging the manifestations of your desires. Simply put, goals are the expression of my desires. They allow me to set my internal GPS which guides me every step of the way toward the things I want in my life. 

Whether I desire love, abundance or something else, my goals are a reflection of my heart’s desires. And in order for me to have what I want in this life I must first know vividly what I desire. Most call this part of the process “goal-setting.” 

When we vividly understand what we want, I mean exactly what we want; then and only then can we recognize these things when they shows up in our lives. But what does it mean to know exactly what you want?

When you understand exactly what you want, then you know what it looks like and how having what you want will effect all the areas of your life. More importantly, you know how you will feel on the inside when you have what it is that you seek. 

By knowing all the ramifications of your desires, you begin to train your mind to not only look for these elements in your daily experience, but you also practice the energy of your desires. This is the most magical part of the creation process, feeling your goals accomplished before you physically manifest them! 

Once you can feel more and more like what you want in your life each day, you will see how easily these things begin to become recognizable in your life. You start to see the evidence of it in your daily experience the more you feel it.

We are powerful creators but we live in a body and so most of our creations take time to physically come into being. But the emotional creation can happen instantly and it is the key to what we each really are seeking. We think we want what our goals point to, but really we want what we believe we will feel from having what we desire. 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good and so are you! 

(Picture: Yvonne, Rachel and Me at the USA Championships last summer, and now two of my new IFBB Bikini Pros!)


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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.