The Case for Goofing Off
Lately I keep running into particularly ambitious, hardworking and driven folks. (And yes, I know what that means about me.) Two of them recently asked how they could better create success in their lives. Because one was perplexed with my answer and the other thought I was joking, I thought it worthwhile to post on the topic.
These two aren’t alone in thinking my “success” suggestion was off the mark. In fact, many would say this piece of advice is a sure fire way to the poorhouse, or whatever other place we call “failure.”
But that doesn’t mean I’m not right. Just because most don’t do this and many never learned it doesn’t mean it isn’t effective.
I’m talking about goofing off.
Most people don’t normally suggest you get what you want by goofing off. But I do. And I think students of deliberate creation understand the sense of it.
We get what we vibrate – we all know that. So when we work hard and push ourselves to the max doing everything we can think of to reach our goal, what are we vibrating? I know this isn’t true for everyone, but many who live life this way are vibrating exhaustion, overwhelm, striving .. and often frustration and dissatisfaction alongside. Because when we work that hard, we typically expect results. To not get those results just adds more bad vibes to the mix.
When we’re overdoing “action,” it’s easy to get tired and worn out and frazzled.
And let’s face it, that’s probably not a vibrational match to what we want.
What we want is probably more likely associated with feelings like relaxed, achievement, satisfaction, peace, maybe even excitement. So our goal shouldn’t be figuring out how to make our dream happen, but rather how to vibrate relaxation, achievement, peace – or whatever it is we would feel then.
Are you with me?
This is where the highly underrated art of goofing off comes in handy. Lightening up, being more playful, remember to smile and laugh more – that’s much more likely aligned with what we want than exhaustion and overwhelm is.
That’s my argument for the value of goofing off. If I haven’t convinced you, please post a question so we can discuss it.
For those who are on board that getting to a lighter vibe is worthwhile in creating success, but have forgotten how to do it, sign up for my (Feb 26) ezine at www.goodvibecoach.com for tips on how to goof off properly. It’s time we reclaim this lost art. 🙂