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Goal Setting Five: Dangers of Reckless Goals

Since our thoughts create and since intense desires tend to manifest be careful of how you set your goals. Reckless goal setting can bring about conflict even a disaster in your life. Willa sat down and wrote her goals for her relationships. When it came to finding the right man for her life she focused on right education, success, and sex appeal. She said she wanted a man who could offer her a luxurious lifestyle, hold an interesting conversation, and was good looking. She visualized meeting this man to the point where she was quite confident that he would somehow appear in her life. And indeed he did. Within several months of her goal setting efforts she met George, a very successful, good looking, financial adviser. Willa was smitten and sure she had found her right man. She bragged to her friends that all they had to do was set goals and visualize them until they manifested. Willa married George. Soon Willa learned that his narcissistic personality would all but destroy Willa’s self confidence. When she attempted to leave George he became threatening. Eventually after much drama and conflict Willa was free of the marriage, penniless and shamed. Willa had an opportunity with this experience to examine her own values and to be careful about her goal setting.

Wendy Hill is a San Diego Counselor and Hypnosis Therapist

Wendy Hill, M.A., Ph.D. candidate (2013) has been in private practice in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy in San Diego and Encinitas for over thirty years. As a therapist and counselor Wendy specializes in transforming self-defeating core beliefs. Her therapy includes using hypnosis and counseling to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, relationships, self-confidence, and life challenges. Her website is

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