Setting Worthy Goals

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 | by Brenda Stanton

Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” ~Victor Frankl

This quote above is very profound and one I suggest you may want to print-out and contemplate.

And what a perfect time to contemplate what success really means to you – as we are embarking on another new year – a year full of hope, anticipation, and excitement – and another year
and chance to ‘get it right’

Yet, trying to be successful, or trying to ‘get it right’, can not only cause loads of pressure, tension and stress – it can also feel really unfulfilling.

Think about it – how many times have you ‘gotten the goal’, achieved something that was important to you, and celebrated it – and then felt a deep pressure and a looming anxiety to figure-out what’s next and how you’ll top what you just did?

The habit of constant ‘bar-raising’ never feels fully fulfilling because it’s about achieving goals on the outside and constantly trying to get vs. learning how to give to life so you
can feel worthy of receiving.

The thing to know is – there is another way to live outside of the goal-oriented society we live in, and another way to view your value and worth in this world.

This other way is a much more simpler, more aware, more meaningful, more joyous, and graceful way to approach and live your life.

And simple doesn’t mean less successful, it simply means – your time feels meaningful to you, you feel at peace no matter what you’re doing, and you know that you’re living in alignment with
your greatest passion and purpose – and that whatever you’re doing, it’s what you’re meant to be doing – and that is what makes you feel successful.

Each year, without us realizing it or not, we all have the same goal – which is to continue to become more self-aware, to continue to transform into our truest, most unique Selves, and to be in
alignment with what the Divine Creator has designed and planned for your life. Realizing what those designs/plans are is the goal – and becoming aware of who you really are,
and being that person, is the process.

Check-out the Worthy Work below to start a bit of that process now – as you take some inventory of what success means to you personally- and how you can become in alignment with what your greatest passions, goals and purpose are.


To Your Worth!



Imagine that your life is made of two parts: the 1st part of your life is intended for you to forget your True Self, and the 2nd part of your life is intended for you to remember.

Now, imagine that the first-half of your life is all about achieving and trying to make-up for a perceived deficiency or lack that you may have felt your entire life. And the second-half of your life is about you discovering that there isn’t any lack and you are full, whole and fulfilled exactly as you are today.

Think about this: If you know deep in your heart that you’re yearning for your time to feel differently, then you’re either approaching, or are in, the second-half of your life (regardless of
your age by the way) and your values, and your definition of success has most likely changed. Now is a great time to take inventory of how your perception and definition of success may have shifted.

Take some time-out and ask yourself:

  • What matters to me now that didn’t before?
  • How do I yearn to see and value myself vs. how I’ve perceived my value in the past?
  • How do I yearn for others to see and value me?
  • How do I yearn to see others and their value in my life?
  • How do I yearn to perceive my value in the world vs. how I’ve perceived my value in the

Enjoy pondering these deep questions as you kick-off your 2017!




To Your Worth!

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