Last year, I decided to to try something. I wrote a list of business, life, and financial goals for 2009, and posted it up over my desk. That’s about all I did with it. I didn’t break the goals down into manageable tasks (which, if I was serious, I probably should have done). I just wrote them and stuck them up. One of my goals was to replace my aging and increasingly black-hole-of-money car. One was to take a major trip, a European vacation. Well, I went to Greece in August, and now drive a very cute ’98 Volkswagen Golf. I also set a financial goal for my business, and I am happy to say that I met it–only just–but I did.
I’m not a big believer in the Law of Attraction. I think a lot of people use the Law of Attraction as a crutch to not do any work. They believe that if they focus on what they want enough, it will magically come to them. I believe that nothing replaces goal-setting and hard work.
Yet, perhaps there is something to this Law of Attraction stuff. By simply having my goals written up and sitting in front of my nose, they were on my radar, so to speak–always within my consciousness. And perhaps, because they were in the front of my mind, it made me work towards them, consciously, or unconsciously.
So, I’m trying it again. I don’t have a lot of overly-ambitious goals for 2010–I feel like I accomplished quite a bit in 2009, and am content to maintain the status quo for a bit. But who knows…. ?
How about you? Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? Do you write out your goals for the year? And if so, do you do it in such a way that is specific (with a plan), or more general? I’d love to hear about your experience.