As a new year begins, it is customary to review what we achieved the previous year and plan for the year ahead by making New Year’s Resolutions.
However, very few people actually do this work, and even fewer do it correctly. Later, they complain that life isn’t going their way without realizing that they aren’t in the driver’s seat of their lives. It isn’t working because they are failing to ask for the right things or not asking life for anything at all, expecting everything to magically appear in their lives on a silver platter without putting in any effort to get it.
So, the first step to actually getting what we want from life, whether it’s building a robot, going to Mars, or becoming a billionaire, is not to become qualified enough to reach our desired goals. Qualifications can be a trap since they may never translate into what we truly desire.
For example, we may not want a fancy car solely for the sake of having it, but we may want the prestige that comes with owning a fancy car. However, there are already too many cars in the world, so just because we own a car, the prestige we desire may never manifest to the extent we desire.
Similarly, we may not want to become an investment banker, but we desire the freedom that comes with having a lot of money, which we believe we will achieve by being an investment banker. However, this job may require long hours and tasks that do not bring us happiness. So even if we do end up earning a lot of money, we may find that we have wasted our lives pursuing that money, without truly attaining the freedom we have always desired.
Or even, we may want to get married, thinking that it will make us feel less lonely and unhappy. However, while marriage can provide a fulfilling relationship, it may not completely eliminate loneliness and may create a whole new set of problems that continue to make us unhappy.
Therefore, instead of aiming for a middle point to obtain what we think we want, we should aim directly for the end result, trusting that the path to achieving our desired outcomes will manifest itself often in unexpected ways.
Instead, the first step is to want something so passionately that it has no choice but to become a reality. This aligns with the law of attraction, which suggests that we must first want something and send our desires to the universe. By doing so, the universe will eventually reorganize itself and grant us what we want. Alternatively, we can view it as giving a command to our subconscious mind, which will then seek out opportunities that align with our desired goal. Eventually, we will “manifest” what we wanted, realizing that it was our own desires that made it happen all along.
In this way, people often approach their dreams incorrectly by making them too small or expressing them in a negative tone. For example, saying “I don’t want to be fat, poor, or unhappy” actually manifests what they don’t want. This is because our brain doesn’t hear the “don’t” or “no,” but it does hear the next part which is “being fat, poor, and unhappy” as a command, so it executes it, giving us what we focus upon. So, instead of saying what we don’t want, we need to say what we actually want, such as being fit, rich, and happy.
So, in order to achieve already mentioned goals like building a robot, going to Mars, or becoming a billionaire, we must first want these goals and let our qualifications catch up with our desires, as they will naturally align with our goals as we pursue them.
Overall, in 2024, we need to be clear about our wants, become the person we need to be in order to have what we desire even before we have it, and never entertain any objections as to why our goals can’t be achieved, as these objections will only hold us back from reaching our goals. By doing so, we will achieve what we want in life, avoid regrets, and create our own reality distortion field that will make our dreams a reality we have always wanted to live.
Stay brave, think big, and go get it, tiger! Happy New Year!