Naturally, my clients set goals based upon what they want.
I counterbalance their wants by focusing on their needs.
Once their needs are satisfied, their wants can be achieved.
My primary goal for every client is exactly the same.
I create environments to help them rest, at the soul level.
They, of course, would never ask me to help them achieve that goal but it's what every one of them wants.
Once their souls are at rest, something interesting happens, they stop hustling, time comes to a fullness for them and their attention naturally shifts towards their needs as well.
Anais Nin's quote explains this phenomenon perfectly: "People don't see things as they are, they see them as they are."
Wayne Dyer similarly said: "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
And Peter Drucker said: "What gets measured gets managed."
Spiritually speaking, the ego needs the goal to happen to feel good about itself, and in turn, the pursuit feels like an obligation.
While the soul fundamentally approaches goals differently, it doesn't need the goal to happen to feel worthy, the endeavor serves as an expression of its inherent worthiness, and therefore it all feels like an opportunity.
You may be wondering how to rest, and the answer is relatively simple, and it has to do with what you've established as the reference point of your worth.
All I can say is if it's performance-based in any way, you'll never be at rest.
Instead, you'll want to focus on something more foundational, that doesn't waver and is as true today as the day you were born.
"Our hearts cannot rest until they rest inside of Love.” Augustine of Hippo