What would happen if you focused on the results of your efforts rather than your efforts?
What could happen if you choose to focus on both: The end result and the efforts you put in?
Deciding what to focus on can be tricky. We all need more money, we all want more things, we all want the better things. During these tricky times, it’s hard to get the balance right. We focus sometimes on the wrong things, micro manage ourselves into holes we struggle to get out of.
What might happen if we were to focus on two aspects? I suggest focusing on the end goal & how you might get there. Between the two is the bridge, the “how we get there” from where we are now.
What’s my main goal? The Guardian
What’s my end result? Knight of Bows
What’s the way to connect the two? The Hooded Man
The Guardian. The main goal looks a little scary, doesn’t he? Well, he does at that. He’s meant to be. Your main goal is on the other side of him. The fear you have, manifests as him. Are you afraid of being a success? Believe it or not, that does happen, a lot. He’s the Devil, standing before you, teasing, scaring, manipulating you. He’s your ego saying “you’re not good enough” when you are.
Your goal is to overcome your irrational fear of being successful, of achieving your goal. As an example, me. I can apply plenty of times he’s come up in my Tarot career and no doubt, he’ll carry on appearing when I’m stopping myself from achieving what I should & what I know I can.
Knight of Bows. This cunning fox is smiling at us. Can you see that? Well, I think he is! He’s the result that says : I came, I thought, I feared and I won! Until the next time. Your end result is having a plan, sticking to it and following it through. It about adapting to the situation, being quick of thought enough to leave something behind if it’s not working out. It’s knowing when it’s time to move on.
He’s saying be determined, don’t anticipate the future, roll with it. Be witty, be quick, take advantage when you can. Try a different approach, don’t do it the same way. Go your own way.
The Hooded Man. This is your bridge between the two, the connection method. You can clearly see the lantern, he’s living his own way by listening to his higher self. The wren represents that listening part, that’s what that little bird is good at. Speaking & giving voice to the quiet soul within. The light beyond the door shows that there’s shelter, even in these harsh conditions. He is gaining more wisdom by allowing himself to think, contemplate and process his own thoughts.
You are capable of this yourself you know. We all need time to think about what action we need to take next. Most of us either do not get the time, make the time or care to think. Some of us though, do. It’s safe to assume that you do, you’re here, reading this after all and I thank you for taking the time to join me.