Goals for Life

Chicago, US of A, December 6, 2013.
Teacher: Prolotheos.
Subject: “Goals for Life.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Prolotheos: “You have been taught that experience is the key to progress in the time-space realms. Life is the invitation of the Gods to their mortals for each to evolve into someone better than they are now. Mortal life presents plenty of struggles, because living means constantly dealing with never-ending change. It requires your utmost effort, so you can become better than you presently are. How to know which is your best? It is a question of motivation: Your best will be as good as your goals. If you want to grow, you must establish virtuous and worthwhile, higher goals in your life.

“Your goals must be realistic ones, not determined on an emotional basis; otherwise, they will either be below your capacity, or way beyond your abilities. To set realistic goals you need to have accurate knowledge of yourself, what you are really capable of, and you need to have an understanding of the magnitude of the task. As well, you need to know the means and resources you have to have at hand. Realistic goals are set after a good deal of thought, and when you have established a plan of action to achieve these goals. Human beings learn by both, experience and projection. Setting worthy goals is the ability to project what experiences will produce the realization of your objectives.

“Make sure your goals are also relevant. The principle of relevancy is a selfless one: The more your goals focus on others, the more they are relevant to you. You do need to love yourself and improve yourself, but no real improvement comes to you if your motivation is a selfish one. Make the reason for improving yourself that you may better serve your neighbor. Therefore, your goals are the more relevant to you when they are in fact the most relevant to others. Be the best you can be by helping others to become the best they can be.

“Finally, make your goals real challenges for yourself. The really challenging goals are not, as many people think, the material ones. Rather, they are the spiritual ones. Being a dare-devil, testing your limits will simply not do, for it matters not how difficult the challenge. One could well build a billionaire’s empire, and yet continue to be the same misfit as always. Establish goals that will make you a better human being; goals that help you in committing yourself, and that help you to be humble about your achievements. So, make goals that ‘profit your character’, not your pocketbook.

“The measure of your success is the worthiness of your goals, my pupil. Make them doable, worthy and effective. Your path to perfection is not a random one; God has a goal for you, and an established plan, so you can, by your personal effort, achieve your perfection. Wait not on chance or luck, but face life, interact with people, produce bona fide experiences that will make your spiritual advance a cumulative gain for you, and for others. I am Prolotheos, your tutor on High, admonishing you to be the best you can be. Do not waste your time. Peace!”

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