What starts to happen here is that Fear has less and less room to grow. If I say, "I want to make a million dollars this year," I add a stress that colors everything I do. I start to view what I do in terms of money, my clients in terms of money, my time in terms of the money it will or will not bring me, other coaches as a threat to my piece of the pie—I start to compete.
That is Fear and it's creepy. It's Fear that I won't make my goal, I'll be without... whatever.
But if I say, I want to bring more love and goodness and creativity to the world, that is going to guide how I am with EVERYONE. Client or not, people who give me money in exchange for my services and those who do not. I will treat myself better, there will be more of me to give as a result and my world, including but not limited to, my business will thrive.
If I say, "I want to lose 15 pounds," I start to fear food. I deprive myself, feel constricted, get discouraged, and get stressed when the holiday goodies surround me. If I come from a perspective of making loving choices for myself, it will be a lot easier to engage in moderation. I'll allow myself treats without being upset that I have "blown my diet."
A lifestyle guided by loving, healthy choices will get you where you want to go.
So, I invite you to join me. Design your own experiment. Set aside your goals and reflect on the values you hold most dear. Let those values guide the actions of your day—at work, at home, in your private times. Consider what could be accomplished on the part of humanity if we each committed to living a life based on Love rather than Fear?