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Goal Setting For Prosperity

It's not a surprise that goal setting is so important. After all, knowing what you want and then acting on it is essential to make anything happen in your life. But goal setting is about more than just manifesting things through the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction may get you on the right path, but it is acting on goals that really sets things in motion.

Edwene stresses that it is essential to be very clear on what you want. Unclear, vague goals will bring results that are also unclear and vague. Just saying that you want to lose weight isn't enough. You'll have achieved your goal if you lose half a pound. And you probably had more than that in mind. Your goal has to be definite, clearly stated, measurable, have a time-frame and be actionable to be powerful.

Another recommendation from the book is to read over your goals every morning and evening. I also suggest that you write them out every day to keep your goals at the top of your consciousness. As Edwene says it is important to break down your goal into small steps that you can take each day. No goal can be achieved all at once. It is a process that builds up one day, one step at a time.

Edwene also comments that things such as wishing for 'more love in your life' or 'peace of mind' are not goals, they are life choices. You can choose to have more love in your life by making yourself more open to love that is all around you. Edwene tells the story of a woman who took part in her workshop, who made 'more love in my life' a goal. She got home to find her neighbour had given her a pregnant dog to look after. Exactly what she had asked for, if not what she'd had in mind. Edwene uses this to illustrate the importance of setting defined goals, not broad concepts that sound good. She says you will get what you wish for, so make sure you ask for just what you want.


When setting goals and asking the Universe for something, you should approach it in the same way as ordering from a catalogue. You wouldn't ask an online clothing company just to send something they think you'd like. You tell them the design, size and color that you want. Setting a goal is like placing an order with the Universe. You have to be specific about what you want and get down to the details. Once you've placed your order, you get delivery under way by taking action on it yourself. It's no magic formula, but you can get magical results when you are really clear on what you want and start taking action towards reaching your goal.

Coaching Question

Are you clear on your goals?

Daily Action

Review your goals today. See if they are clear and defined. Do they have a time frame? Are they measurable and can you take action on them? Use the power of the spoken and written word to empower your goals by reading or writing them out every day.


"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination." Fitzhugh Dodson

"I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best." Kurt Thomas

"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road." Dag Hammarskjold