Energy is a powerful thing. The energy we have, the energy we create and the energy we take in from those around us. Being aware of what that energy is and finding ways to direct it effectively can often be the difference between hitting your goals and getting lost in the journey.
Part of the reason for setting out 6-month (or annual) goals against the key focal points of your life (roles) is that it challenges you to confront what you want, why you want it and how you are going to get it. When you write this down, speak it out loud or start to plan small actions towards it, you take the first steps toward directing or focusing that energy. Some call it the Law of Attraction and some call it karma. In reality, it is the simple act of positively and persistently directing the energy within you toward what you want and systematically converting that energy into action.
The magic of doing this is that your eyes will open to the opportunities that present themselves, the relationships and guides that help your ideas bloom and even stumble across keys to unlock previously closed doors. Speak to anyone who has successfully pursued a dream or goal with little or no experience to start with and these same ideas come up time and again.
Something as simple as writing it down and speaking out loud, or affirming, what you will achieve, creates its own unique power. Every amazing endevour started with a big dream and little actions, but behind all that was someone’s positive energy propelling them towards their legacy.