Today on inspiration corner I want to talk about something that people don’t often think about. And that is: what happens when you get what you want? And my spin on this is: make sure that you are prepared to get what you want.
The law of attraction really does work. Manifesting what you want, by actively pursuing your goals with the mindset of “I can get this and I will” is the key to achieving your goals in life. However, what happens when you actually reach that goal?
Think about this. Are you ready to handle the changes that meeting your goal will bring? For example, say you want a new job — a job that has more responsibility, will require you to work more hours and take work home, and it has a hefty pay increase. The job is in your field and you want the promotion.
When you apply for that job, make certain that you’re ready to handle the changes.
- Are you willing to put in the extra hours that it will require?
- Are you ready to take on the extra stress that it will bring to your life?
- Have you figured out a budget so that you make best use of the pay raise?
- And are you ready to handle the jealousy of some of your coworkers who might have wanted the job as well?
Now, I am not trying to dissuade you from going after your goals — far from it. However, one of the best ways to reinforce our law of attraction and prosperity magick is to be prepared to actually have what we want. We need to create an environment conducive to inviting that energy into our lives. And being prepared also prevents us from regretting what we get.
When I was still with my ex publisher, early on in my career, I decided I wanted to write more than one series at a time. It would keep me from getting too bored, it would maximize my potential at selling books and having a wider audience, and it would allow me to branch out and try my hand in other directions.
I asked myself, can I do this? Can I write in two series at once? Will I be able to switch between worlds without getting lost? Can I handle writing an extra book or two a year?
Well, I thought about it and came up with this:
- I’m highly organized, to a degree that it drives some of my friends nuts. So I could handle the organizational aspects of this.
- I’ve always been able to compartmentalize ideas in my head — so switching between worlds didn’t seem daunting.
- And I’m a prolific writer, I’ve always been a fast writer and I write tight. So I wouldn’t have an issue with productivity.
I went ahead and proposed a second series, and the rest is history.
Now, as an indie author, I get to write what I want. I’m writing in several worlds at once and I thoroughly enjoy being able to switch over to a different series every few books. By cycling around, I keep my enthusiasm alive for the worlds and characters. Since I write quickly, it maximizes my readership by offering different worlds that appeal to different people.
So when you’re focused on a goal that you’re serious about, and you’re working on your vision boards and your law of attraction mentality, make certain that you give some thought to what will happen when you get what you want. Prepare for it, make a home for that new goal so that you can fit it seamlessly into your life.
Because if you have doubts, if there’s any suspicion that you might not be able to handle what think you want, those doubts and worries will interfere with achieving your goal. And if you do achieve your goal? If you’re not ready for it, you won’t be able to enjoy your success as much as you would have if you were ready for it.
Have you ever gotten something you really thought you wanted and then discovered, it brought far more changes than you expected it to?