Chloe Cotter
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GOAL SETTING

How to set goals, consciously.

 My relationship over the years with life, the Universe, energy, has been volatile at best. I know I'm not alone in my experience!  Although at the time it was probably one of the worst things that could have happened, when I discovered existentialism at the tender age of 19 in a second year philosophy course, I could not believe that there was a name that could be put to all the  emotions  and  questions  that had been keeping me up nights.  Following the Nietzsche-induced crises of my early twenties, I then discovered what I can only think to call "spirituality." Or rather I found a way to come to terms with the fact that we’re all here, floating along through time and space, having been let loose, without our consent, into a big, endless, wavy maze and left to figure out that the meaning of it all is, and resoundingly, beyond the grasp of our current limits of comprehension. And that’s  okay!   If there is no  indisputable  answer to the meaning of existence, we’re left with a couple choices: surrender to the “is-ness” of being here and do the best we can to make the most of this time we have confined to our earth-bound bodies, or give up.  Giving up doesn’t necessarily mean putting an end to consciousness as it exists in this form. Giving up can also mean choosing to engage in the destruction of the world, acting with a disregard towards our neighbours and environment, or complete inactivity and failure to use our Universe-given gifts.  A Course In Miracles states,   “You can make an empty shell, but you cannot express nothing at all. You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, or reduce your creativity almost to nothing. But you cannot abolish it. You can destroy your medium of communication, but not your potential. You did not create yourself.”

My relationship over the years with life, the Universe, energy, has been volatile at best. I know I'm not alone in my experience!

Although at the time it was probably one of the worst things that could have happened, when I discovered existentialism at the tender age of 19 in a second year philosophy course, I could not believe that there was a name that could be put to all the emotions and questions that had been keeping me up nights.

Following the Nietzsche-induced crises of my early twenties, I then discovered what I can only think to call "spirituality." Or rather I found a way to come to terms with the fact that we’re all here, floating along through time and space, having been let loose, without our consent, into a big, endless, wavy maze and left to figure out that the meaning of it all is, and resoundingly, beyond the grasp of our current limits of comprehension. And that’s okay!

If there is no indisputable answer to the meaning of existence, we’re left with a couple choices: surrender to the “is-ness” of being here and do the best we can to make the most of this time we have confined to our earth-bound bodies, or give up.

Giving up doesn’t necessarily mean putting an end to consciousness as it exists in this form. Giving up can also mean choosing to engage in the destruction of the world, acting with a disregard towards our neighbours and environment, or complete inactivity and failure to use our Universe-given gifts.

A Course In Miracles states,

“You can make an empty shell, but you cannot express nothing at all. You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, or reduce your creativity almost to nothing. But you cannot abolish it. You can destroy your medium of communication, but not your potential. You did not create yourself.”

  I am a very big fan of being on the path searching for self-actualization.    So much so that at one point, frustrated by the lack of in-depth material-slash-exercises out there that fit my needs as as a goal setter, I set off to make my own. This endeavour turned into a 50+ page document full of my goal-setting philosophies, tips and worksheets accompanied by step-by-step instructions.   I began sharing this document with family, friends and  clients  who were so impressed by the layout and detail, but even more so by the positive impact going through the exercises themselves had on their lives, their happiness levels, their businesses, that they urged me to turn it into a full fledged  eBook  to share with even more people.  I would never say to anyone,  “Here, this is how you should live your life!”  or even, “ This is the best way to reach your goals!”  Because even for me, this document is merely a starting point. I think it’s a really great starting point, but it’s only one of many different options available to you to get to the same end.  Whether you’re already a prolific goal setter, or you’re looking to get started and have no idea where to begin,  click here  to sign up for my email list and I'll send you the worksheets you can use as a foundation from which to start goal-setting in every domain of your life.  And if you’re interested in the full eBook complete with instructions, inspirational quotes and examples, it’s $2.99 for the full fifty page document. You can purchase that by clicking  here .    Going through the thought exercises and activities outlined in this eBook is a gentle way of reminding yourself that all of those goals and dreams that keep you awake at night, butterflies fluttering excitedly in your stomach, are totally, completely achievable.   I truly hope that you benefit from going through the exercises in my goal setting guide and reflecting on your present state of mind and life situation.  Feel free to  contact me  directly if you need some guidance, have feedback, or just want to chat. I’d love to hear from you.

I am a very big fan of being on the path searching for self-actualization.

So much so that at one point, frustrated by the lack of in-depth material-slash-exercises out there that fit my needs as as a goal setter, I set off to make my own. This endeavour turned into a 50+ page document full of my goal-setting philosophies, tips and worksheets accompanied by step-by-step instructions. 

I began sharing this document with family, friends and clients who were so impressed by the layout and detail, but even more so by the positive impact going through the exercises themselves had on their lives, their happiness levels, their businesses, that they urged me to turn it into a full fledged eBook to share with even more people.

I would never say to anyone, “Here, this is how you should live your life!” or even, “This is the best way to reach your goals!” Because even for me, this document is merely a starting point. I think it’s a really great starting point, but it’s only one of many different options available to you to get to the same end.

Whether you’re already a prolific goal setter, or you’re looking to get started and have no idea where to begin, click here to sign up for my email list and I'll send you the worksheets you can use as a foundation from which to start goal-setting in every domain of your life.

And if you’re interested in the full eBook complete with instructions, inspirational quotes and examples, it’s $2.99 for the full fifty page document. You can purchase that by clicking here

Going through the thought exercises and activities outlined in this eBook is a gentle way of reminding yourself that all of those goals and dreams that keep you awake at night, butterflies fluttering excitedly in your stomach, are totally, completely achievable.

I truly hope that you benefit from going through the exercises in my goal setting guide and reflecting on your present state of mind and life situation.

Feel free to contact me directly if you need some guidance, have feedback, or just want to chat. I’d love to hear from you.