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3 Keys to Manifest Your Goals | Cortney Overstreet | Create Your Balance

3 Keys to Manifest Your Goals

I recently had the opportunity to lead a group of awesome women to set intentions and learn three keys to manifest their goals in my Vision Board Workshop.

It was a win-win for me because it’s honestly one of my fave topics to talk about and it also reinforced how much I love-love-love leading and facilitating group gatherings!

My process for vision boards is not your typical arts and crafts sesh in order to make a fun collage. There’s so much more to it than that. Specifically, there’s more to it BEFORE that if you want to reach optimum goal-getter success!

I’ve had hits and misses in my own vision board making and wanting to manifest specific goals. Learning from that is what inspired me to create a process of powerful techniques that supercharges the energy behind the collage and that’s what I teach in my Vision Board Workshop.

But here’s the sitch: whether or not you’re interested in making an actual vision board as a tool to help you manifest your goals, these three tips will help you align with what you really want so it happens more effortlessly:

1) Speak in Terms of What You Want

Do you tend to say things like “I don’t want X to happen” or “I don’t want to do Y anymore.” It’s not a bad thing because knowing what you don’t want helps you identify what you do want.

However, be mindful to speak in the affirmative because words are energy containers. To manifest what you want, your alignment to the new energy you want to create is crucial. Words can help or hinder that.

Next time you notice yourself speaking of what you don’t want, stop and consider how you can flip it and reverse it. Ask yourself what the opposite of what you said is and write it down. You may notice a theme emerges if you make this a regular practice.

2) Know Your Intention + Your Why

I like to say that intention is the glue that keeps you on track toward manifesting your desired outcome. It’s what keeps you emotionally connected or invested in your goal.  

Look behind the goal curtain and ask yourself: How will I feel once I’ve met this goal? Why this goal? Why now? What is it for?

Your why needn’t be something lofty or Miss America-esque like world peace. It might be because you want to feel more accomplished or because you want to fit into an old pair of jeans.

This is about cultivating the awareness and clarity of your why because it reinforces your ability to stay on track.

3) Focus on the Outcome, Not the Details

If you’re anything like me you like to plan and you have specific preferences on how you want things to be. But life is not a game of Clue; we don’t always get to say who, where, or how.

The trick is to focus on your desired outcome and how it will feel without being attached to the details along the way. Take a break from any control tendencies to allow the Universe to step in and fill in the gaps for you.

Often times we get attached to a specific form. It’s got to be this particular person, that specific job, and in a preferred pathway to get there. That approach is limiting at best.

When the focus shifts to the desired outcome and how it will feel, we then open up to possibilities we hadn’t considered. New ideas, insights, and resources seem to pop up for us and we put ourselves in a position to receive.

You might have noticed I didn’t mention how to set action steps or S.M.A.R.T. goals and there’s a reason for that. While it’s key to take action to bring goals to life, I’ve found and teach that the most successful outcomes are always preceded by creating alignment to what you want first!

Have you made a vision board? How do these tips resonate with you? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below or sent me a note HERE.

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