And we also mentioned that you had to know where you are NOW in order to figure out how to get where you want to go, right?
Today's Abraham quote aligns with that perfectly:
In your moving yourself up the Emotional Scale, your business will begin to prosper in new and profound ways! Your business, your relationships, your finances cannot grow beyond your emotional response - nothing can grow beyond your emotional response. Everything matches your Set-point of emotions on every subject that exists.
Excerpted from the workshop in Tampa, FL on Saturday, December 6th, 2003 # 628
That last sentence is so important - "Everything matches your Set-point of emotions on every subject that exists."
When setting goals (which unfortunately we don't always connect to our dreams and that's why they often are not achieved but that's for another day), we often tend to be so objective about it and look only at the facts. But it's really what's invisible and inside of us that's key - our emotional set-point, our feelings about these goals. You can "wish" for something all you want but if when you "stop" wishing for a few minutes and realize that you have to "wish" because you do NOT HAVE whatever it is you're "wishing" for, then you're attracting more of that lack - more absence. And you know what? Often times that's because that's where we're comfortable. Comfortable is a damaging word for sure - it keeps us from growing beyond where we are right now.
Take some time to look at how you FEEL about where you are and how you FEEL about where you want to go. If there is a sensation of discord, then look more closely at the specific emotions behind that discord. Is it fear? If so, fear of what? When we examine our fears we find out so much about where we are and what is keeping us there. Also, when we begin to examine the fears and get specific about them then we can see that whatever is behind them is not really so frightening at all. When you get specific, you can evaluate where you are and what you want to do about that one particular specific thing.
So your action step today is to determine where you are emotionally in regard to your dreams. If it's "that was a great dream I had but there's no way I could ever achieve that because I'm too old" or something like that - stop and examine all the parts to that one sentence and see if it's really true.
Write all these things down too. It's important to connect the hand and mind to help you analyze and feel them better. Keeping a record will also help you later when you want to change these feelings and emotions or when you want to measure your progress!