What Would You Do if You Could Do Anything? – 3 of Wands Reversed
You might not be allowing yourself to imagine anything for your life that is different from what you’ve already lived. You might even dream of great things but write yourself off as someone who could never experience them. Maybe your working towards something big but it doesn’t seem to be happening as quickly as you thought, if at all.
Allow yourself to imagine what you would like your life to look like if you could do anything you want without limitation. This is not necessarily for goal setting, is an exercise to explore what you want without the naysayer in your head getting in the way.
Once you’ve uncovered this dream you can then begin to ask yourself questions like “is this really as unobtainable as I thought?” If it is a little farfetched, that’s ok. You might then think about things that are similar but more accessible to you. This is where you find your goal.
Now that you have your goal, the naysayer in your head will be quite loud, telling you all the reasons why you’ll never reach your goal. It’s pretty much all lies but don’t ignore the naysayer completely, it may help you prepare for the obstacles in your path. For example, if your brain says you can’t do it because you don’t know how, then you can reply by telling it you will learn, then get to learning. I think you might find it helpful to research other people doing what you’d like to do. Check out their backstory. What obstacles did they overcome to get where they are? What helped them to overcome those obstacles? The fact is, there really isn’t much that is unavailable to you if you are dedicated.
If you have been dedicated and putting in the work, it’s still not going to happen overnight. It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re not seeing the results you’ve been working for but all the best things take their time. There may also be delays that are within your power to fix so take a little time to assess your situation on a regular basis.
Think about where you were a few months or a year ago, really highlight and track your progress to remind yourself that it is actually progressing. Think about things that have tripped you up or slowed you down to see if there’s anything in your process that might need a little fine tuning and make sure you remain open to things that might not have anything to do with your goal. Your goals should not be so rigid that you ignore any other opportunities that come your way. Sometimes working towards our goals lead us to things we never would have thought to dream up.