“You've got the cart before the horse!” I've been given that counsel more than a few times in my life, and the words were almost always warranted. Somehow things had gotten out of whack, out of sequence – my progress derailed, my goal pushed out of reach because I forgot to put first things first. I had put the power to pull behind what was being pulled.
I've discovered a corollary to that axiom. It arises from the stew I sometimes get myself in when I launch myself into fervent action on behalf of my goals. I make lists of the things I must do, drink another cup of coffee and plunge in.
More often than not, the results of my efforts are unsatisfactory.
I am learning that when I take time to listen to my heart, care to nurture and follow my intuition, and rest in humility enough to delegate and defer to a power higher than I alone, that I discover a course that is always much more effective than my action binge. For when I do touch with my inner knowing, I couple that with my outer know-how in a most powerful way.
The result? I draw that which I desire to me quickly. My goals are honed to meet the genius of my whole self. And I meet so many cooperative characters along the way.
So, my new wisdom aphorism is this: Put the Heart before the Course!
(I have posted this at Minding My Speak as well. My apologies if you read both)