Impossible goal – result does not feel inevitable

Hi there,

I’ve been working on my impossible goal since January – part of the goal is for me to get a publisher’s agreement for a book by the end of the year. I submitted proposals to a number of publishers and today got an update from one of them. The reviewers like the proposal and it can move on to the next stage of the process.

This is good news; when I received it I felt very happy and excited.

I remember Brooke teaching that if you believe your result is inevitable, you won’t feel super excited when you reach your goal as you will not have doubted that you would reach it.

My thoughts and feelings today showed me that I do not yet believe that I will get a book publishing agreement – and I very quickly started judging myself for not yet believing in my impossible goal, thinking ‘you will not reach your goal if you don’t believe in it’.

On the other hand, I had a thought ‘I want to celebrate this win and be proud of myself’ – but that feels in conflict with believing that you will reach your goal, because why would you celebrate wins if they are inevitable?

My questions are

1) What may be the consequences of me not yet believing in my impossible goal &

2) How do you balance acknowledging and celebrating progress with knowing it is inevitable that you reach your goal?

Any insight would be appreciated!