I’ve taken on an Ambitious Challenge for 2024. Well, it’s actually not ‘ambitious’ in the conventional sense.
In fact, most would say it was the exact opposite. But if you feel spiritually adventurous, I invite you to join me.
I call it the No-Goals Challenge. Here’s why I’m doing it…
Anna, my youngest daughter, and I have a “God Box” ritual we do every January 1st. We write down our goals for the year on slips of paper. Then we read each one aloud as we drop them in our God Box, deliberately giving those goals up to the Divine.
But this January, for the first time in over 25 years, we didn’t do it. We got distracted. Stuff came up. The day flew by. It never happened. No new goals went into the God Box.
I found it terribly unsettling. I’ve always believed the setting of goals is the lifeblood of success. I knew I should write mine down, but my heart wasn’t in it. Was I sabotaging myself?
Then it hit me. Maybe there’s a reason Anna and I didn’t set our goals this year. Could one’s goals actually become one’s ceiling? Is it possible that God has greater plans for us that our little brains could ever conceive?
Or am I certifiably insane to think dispensing with specific goals could ever lead to greater success?
That’s when I recalled a quote from A Course in Miracles:
A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plans it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own.
And that’s when I gave myself this Ambitious Challenge for 2024.
I declare that every day I will take time to s-l-o-w down and be still enough to hear the plans my higher wisdom has for me. Then, as the Course instructs, I will wait until I’m clear what should be done and proceed to do it.
For an ambitious gal like me, this is one hell of a challenge. Do you think I’m crazy or will you join me? Tell me in the comments below.