Many people don’t think they have goals.
But if you’re reading this, then you are alive, and likely a human, which means you’ve got goals.
Now, you may not have consciously created them, nor may even know what they are, but you’ve got them.
Long time ago there was this guy named Joseph Campbell. He studied mythology, and traveled all over the world, studying myths from various cultures.
What he found was pretty interesting. Pretty much all myths follow the same structure, which he described as “The Hero’s Journey.” Basically, it’s about a normal character who is forced to go on some kind of journey, and along the way he discovers new skills, forms new alliances, and has to battle some kind of evil monster.
Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz), Spiderman, and even Jesus of Nazareth ALL follow this model.
To explain why, Campbell said there’s only two explanations. Whenever you’ve got a diverse group that a share a common trait, there can ONLY be two explanations.
One is that they were all affected by the same entity.
The other is that they were all “built” in the same “factory.”
And when it comes to humans, we’ve got a little bit of both. We all started in Africa, and then spread out all over the world. Carrying with us all of our deep and ancient instincts.
Or what you might call our “factory settings.”
If you don’t do ANYTHING, your “factory settings” will push you toward SOMETHING.
Usually sex, money, safety, food, etc.
However, if you take the time to fine tune your factory settings, and choose where you point them, you can get much, much more.
Kind of like living in a city, next to a crappy restaurant. If you ONLY obeyed your hunger, you’d always eat at that crappy restaurant.
But if you held off a bit, did some exploring, and took the time to figure out all the other wonderful places to eat, you could consciously choose a MUCH more delicious meal, each and every time.
Naturally, you’d still be driven by hunger, but instead of letting your unconscious instincts do the deciding for you, you could leverage your UNCONSCIOUS desire with your CONSCIOUS choice, and create something magnificent.
Truth is you can do this with ALL your instinctive desires. The desire for wealth, love, success, safety, ANYTHING.
Just take some, choose a destination with your conscious mind, and then fire it up with your ancient and unconscious desires.
Bottom line is the world is filled with FANTASTIC things, just waiting for you.