Benjamin Franklin is attributed with the saying ‘ If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’. An adage that carries weight, for good reason. Benjamin was an American polymath, founding father of the United States, and a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of Physics.
Let’s start by considering relationship.
In order to know, we have to experience. In order to experience, there has to be two. A subject and an object of experience.
To relate means to make, or show, a connection between things. When there’s more than one, a relationship exists between entities. When there’s only one, there can be no relationship. So one needs to be divided, in order for relationship to occur. We are only able to understand our connection, by experience, when we are divided.
Trust exists between all things, in order for existence to unfold. Before an interaction can occur, irrespective of the objective, there has to be a degree of trust. This holds true whether we consider a relationship between a child and it’s mother, between partners, or between a flower and the stem from which it blooms.
Trust in existence is rooted in a deep trust in our self. The quality of our Life is influenced by the quality of our relationships. Trust is the primary quality of relationship, so a fundamental trust in our self is at the core of a harmonious experience.
When we select a goal to move toward, we form a relationship, a bond, with the outcome. The primary bond between the individual and the outcome must be a relationship of trust, in order for the goal to be achieved.
Working toward a goal requires a process, and there must be trust in the process, for it to be effective. When we seek out a performance coach or trainer, to assist in achieving the objective, there has to be a bond of trust between the teacher and the student for the empowerment process to be of any value.
Doubt may arise when the goal appears to be hard to achieve, and trust in the self may diminish with perceived failure. Remember that there is in fact a relationship between achievement and trusting your self, but it’s exactly the opposite. Objectives are achieved when we begin to trust our self and trust our direction.
Trust interprets all outcomes as part of a necessary process of development, that will eventually lead to the most beneficial outcome, for our self and for the whole. This holistic point of view forms a bond between our personal development and the whole.
You are the source of your ambition and you are the goal. The source is the ultimate goal. So all goals are leading us to an understanding of our self.
Trust is from the Heart.