Accuracy, while not always convenient might serve us well in this process of initiating new programming, new habits, goals, the details of our DMP, adding items to our chore/service cards, and so on. If we are impressing information and intention on our “mind that never sleeps”, best that the impressions have the “A” of a SMART goal.
Case in point…
Taxes. GRRRRRRRRRRRR. Yes, GRRRRRRRR is an opinion. I’ll leave it there or I’ll have to go to the hospital again to decompress. However. Due to some “circumstances” (read “bad attitude”) I haven’t filed taxes for a few years, well, three. As a part of my reprogramming and getting all my spit together, I realized that I simply had to take care of it.
MY CHORE CARD – Perfect!! I can put it on there. With a red circle! With that for motivation, surely I can get it done. “I promise to …. File taxes by Oct 19. I always keep my promises. LT”
I suck it up, organize the paperwork get in the van and head over to the Tax Guy. It turns out this is a good Tax Guy. Not one of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s minions that will turn you on your head to scrape the last penny out of you and take a little flesh with it. This is a guy that will talk to you, suggest you “aggressively” claim every deduction you can and just seems to know the game. Anyway, with all the confidence I can fake, I head up the street and pull into the driveway. NOOOOOOO! Office Closed ’til Monday Oct 26 !!!
2 things 1 – I’m going to have to go through the process again of committing myself to actually file.
2 things 2 – I’m not going to be able to keep my promise.
This was minor. Personally, I feel I did keep my promise. I was ready and willing and able. I did my part. The universe just had a better schedule.
That office can be a little crazy at times. You never know who may take care of your questions and concerns. The owner is a big guy with a kind face and seems to really care. As it turns out, I went on Monday, the place was empty. I was able to sit with him, ask some questions, confess some sins, be set at ease, offered to not worry about payment until my return comes in and generally have an ugly experience (for me) turn out to be quite pleasant.
I think in applying the “A” (Attainable) to our goals and plans, we should make some effort to assure the tasks at hand are attainable. That’s not to say we should limit in any way the vision we have for things to be significantly bigger and better than we can even imagine, but some things just require a little time, or adherence to the schedules of others. Magic and miracles can surely happen. I just think there’s little value in the process of manifesting your vacation to a romantic destination that you should set a flight that doesn’t exist as your passage. Sure it could happen. Stranger things have. I’d just rather access services that are in place for that kind of thing. I think that trying to manifest and entire aircraft and crew and your own personal flight schedule might just be a little tough at this point in time. If you’re not careful, you’re going to sprain something…
Maintaining the flight theme here – there are two problems with trying to make a pig fly – you’re likely to get frustrated and it just annoys the pig.
Only Tuesday with a promise of another great week.
All the best!