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SMART Goals: Design the Life You Want

“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal.

A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan.

A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”

- Greg Reid

I love the idea of having a physical representation of my ideals, intentions, and goals in the form of a vision board and as I mentioned last month manifestation requires more than just seeing pretty pictures. It requires a strategy to make it happen.

Which brings me to one of my favorite things in the world, the Tarot! I use it for all kinds of things and setting SMART goals is no exception. I looked through the deck to see which Major Arcana cards revealed themselves as advocates of goal manifestation. Here is what I came up with.

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck, The Magician

Focus your intent like the Magician.

He knows he has the power to manifest anything he sets his sights upon by focusing his intentions and desire into it. His tools are creativity (fire/wands), practicality (earth/pentacles), intellect (air/swords), and imagination (water/cups). You also have access to those same tools.

Write down your goal be as specific as possible.

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck, THe Emperor

The Emperor is all about building strong structures and foundations to maintain a sustainable empire. He invites you to define some metrics (a standard of measurement) so you can have tangible evidence your goal is manifesting. Also, achieving a metric gives you a reason to celebrate.

What metrics do you have in place to keep your goals on track?

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck, The Chariot

The Chariot is focused on reaching its destination. In this case the destination is your goal. Set your intention and take your first step in the manifestation process. Remember the universe has your back.