Achieve Your Goals Faster and Attract Support from the Universe by Having Fun Along the Way

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about having fun and seeking out joy.

As little kids we’re fun professionals! We know intuitively how to have fun. But soon our priorities change. Instead of focusing on fun, we start to focus on achieving goals.

We focus too much on achieving goals and too little on having fun

We learn to become outcome-oriented. We put our energy into getting good grades, making sports teams, finding prom dates, getting into college and so on.

This pattern only intensifies in adulthood. We fixate on our goals. We focus so much on the outcome that we struggle and suffer to get to where we want to be. We withhold happiness from ourselves until we check that goal off our list. And then we’re immediately onto the next goal! We get hung up on the idea that joy comes from achievement.

The ironic thing is that we have it totally backwards! By having fun and leaning toward joy, we achieve our goals with much less effort. In truth, our goal isn’t to achieve something. The goal is to have fun along the way to what we desire!

Manifest your desires by having fun along the way

When we have fun along the way to what we desire, we attract it much faster and more easily! I riff on this idea in the video below, a clip from my Super Attractor workshop:

What happens when you make fun your priority!

A few years ago I decided to measure my success by how much fun I was having. This choice sent a powerful message to the Universe that I was making joy my priority! Recently I’ve become even more committed to this concept. In writing my next book, Super Attractor, it’s become crystal clear to me just how important it is.

When you make fun your priority, you attract what you want into your life. But most importantly, the fun you have along the way puts you into an energy of certainty.

faith in the universe attract more|have fun achieving goalsWhen joy becomes your default you can rest easy. You know that everything will work out, even if it’s different from what you planned. You’ll learn to rely on your own capacity to access joy rather than needing to get it from an outside source. Faith in the Universe and certainty come when you practice having fun along the way.

4 ways to have fun along the way to achieving your goals

Here are four ways you can have fun along the way to achieving your goals! Follow this guidance and expect miracles.

Assume the energy of joy

The fastest way to achieve success in every area of life is to assume the energy of joy. This is true for any kind of goal, whether you want to find a romantic partner, a new job, better health or anything else.

If you’re trying to attract a romantic partner, have fun on dating apps or when you get fixed up! Even if the date isn’t for you, there may be something new and interesting you can learn from them. If you bring joy to the process you’ll speed up your capacity to manifest the partner you desire! Your fun energy is sexy energy, and it will be felt on every date and even through your apps! There’s nothing more attractive than someone who’s having fun.

If you wanting to manifest a new job, have fun in your existing job. The joy you bring to whatever work you do helps open doors for new opportunities. Find ways to bring your purpose and your passion into your work. Small changes can make a big difference in how you show up each day and the energy you bring to your work.

Tweet: By having fun and leaning toward joy, we attract support from the Universe and achieve our goals with much less effort. @gabbybernstein #superattractor

If you’re out of alignment with the physical well-being you desire, make your healing process fun. I’ve found that I’ve had great success healing myself when I’ve chosen to have fun cooking medicinal foods and practicing self-care. I feel free in the kitchen and cooking has become another form of meditation for me. I share this joy in my Instagram stories, and that joy multiplies! Instead of seeing a health condition as a burden, having fun while preparing healing meals has helped me repair my body faster.

Follow the fun

We always ask ourselves, “Where do I want to be?” Instead, we should be asking, “How do I want to feel?”

Here’s a story that illustrates this shift in thinking:

My friend was so focused on having an apartment in NYC that she had lost sight of what was truly fun! By focusing instead on how she wanted to feel, she aligned with joy and discovered a way more fun option she had never considered.

I had a similar experience that I wrote about in The Universe Has Your Back. If you’ve read the book, you’ll remember my story about apartment-hunting and how frustrating it was at first. My husband and I were so fixated on our goal that we became miserable. But when we surrendered to the Universe and decided to have fun, a creative solution arose almost instantly! That’s how we ended up with a beautiful home in the country.

You can follow the fun in all kinds of ways. The way you have fun doesn’t even have to be related to whatever goal you want to achieve! Do something random that brings you joy and witness how the Universe will support you.

having fun makes you a magnet for miraclesNo matter how busy you are, you can find joy. If you’re an extrovert like me, make it a priority to get together with friends. If you love putting your mind to work, do a crossword puzzle, read a novel or take a cool online course. If you love being outside, go for a walk or have a picnic in the park. It doesn’t matter what you do. All that matters is that you seek joy. When you do this, you raise your vibration. You bring yourself closer to achieving your goal because you attract support from the Universe!

Measure your success by how much fun you’re having

Maintaining a sense of joy is a moment-to-moment commitment. The energy of the world around us can take us out in an instant. Our job is to stay in the flow with joy and have fun! Remember, happiness is an inside job. We can take pleasure in life’s successes but we must focus on the greatest success of all: living a fun, fulfilling life.

gabby bernstein miracles nowHere’s a cool practice from my book Miracles Now that will help you have more fun every day.

Write down this affirmation: I measure my success by how much fun I’m having. Post it on your desk, mirror, car dashboard, or wherever you can see it often. For the next 40 days, begin the day with this affirmation. Make the conscious commitment to choose joy upon waking. Throughout the day, consciously look for joy in all situations. Establishing this new habit will greatly benefit your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Bring joy to joyless situations

When you make fun your priority, you discover opportunities to inject fun into otherwise joyless situations. When you’re stuck in a long work meeting, crack a joke and feel the energy shift in the room.

When you bring fun into a boring or even tough situation, you literally change the vibrational frequency of what’s happening around you. Think about the mornings when you walk into work in a good mood. I’m sure people treat you with more kindness and higher vibes! Whereas if you show up with an attitude, everyone around you responds with an attitude. (Check out three ways to get out of a bad mood.)

You have the power to shift the energy around you by choosing to be in joy. Whenever you bring your high vibes to someone in a lower vibration they will be elevated in your presence. Your energy is contagious!

One important thing to note is that sometimes the idea of having fun or being in joy may feel very out of reach. You might wonder, “How can I have fun when I’m depressed?” Honor where you are right now and ask yourself how you can make a subtle shift. Can you practice some self-care that will lift you up just a bit? Can you find things to appreciate? Don’t underestimate the power of watching a funny movie or taking a bath. And even if you aren’t stuck in a victim mentality, practice the technique I outline in this blog to pivot your thoughts.

Get more guidance on how to amp up the fun and attract support from the Universe

If you want more guidance on how to amp up the fun and attract support from the Universe, watch my Super Attractor workshop! This two-hour online workshop is free when you order my book Judgment Detox.

super attractor aligned with the love of the universeIn this workshop, I share:

  • My 5 secrets to manifesting your desires and letting good things come to you easily
  • Guided meditations that will offer you instant access to your Super Attractor powers
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to stop repeating negative patterns and start attracting abundance and joy

We all have goals we want to achieve. And it’s important to get clear about your desires. But it’s just as important to surrender your goals and commit to having fun!

The moment you decide to make fun a priority, you shift your momentum. You will attract incredible support and achieve your goals faster and more easily than ever before.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. This is extraordinary. Last night I was thinking, I’m really not enjoying my work right now. There’s a lot of difficulties at work and with where I live but there are no instant solutions but a bit of a plan on the living front. So I decided to make a new rule. Every evening write out the key work things to be done and then write put the same number of things you are going to do to enjoy the day – take a walk, do planting in the garden, go see a movie, whatever. They can be really small things.

    So your message about fun is timely. I can keep on with my balance of tasks but now also start looking at my work and house issues from a different perspective. Fantastic. Feeling great already.

    Thank you so much for today’s insight.

  2. I love this! Going to work with a smile and upbeat attitude is the how I always am. I have learned over the course of my life that being yourself, smiling, being helpful can be contagious for some. No matter what is happening in your personal life don’t take it to work but have fun and let it go!

  3. This is so perfect Gabby! I drew a card from my angel deck today with the word PLAY. The movie “Inside Out” was on the other night and one character is Joy. Yes, a cartoon but I love it! I just blogged myself about being a caller on a podcast recently and sharing with others how to have fun! Being passionate about what you do and going for it. Now, your blog today with all these same messages. We all need fun, play, and joy and that’s my message today too!

  4. I woke up this morning still feeling sad from the day before. I was trying to figure out how to get out of this funk and I thought about my 7 year old nephew who loves life and has fun seeing the world with love and light. I wrote down that I want to live like a kid again with unconditional love, light and laughter. Then this came into my in box this morning. Thank you universe for your continued guidance and thank you Gabby. xo

  5. Just wanted to share a story. I was unemployed, rejected by most people espacially job applications, did not have enough money to pay even clothes … my dream was to own a car… not anykind … one that is very much expensive and manual. I had no permit no money no confidence and lost. However, everyday even if I did not focus on job searching or even with no confidence in just starting a job… I had fun sitting a restaurant with a drive throuh drinking on hot water looking at cars passing just having fun writting the plate number I wish to had on my car… the color matching it … did that for 2 years … well got a minimum wage job and raised enough money to buy exacltly the car I visualized and my permit. I had fun and felt exited about it everytime… and by the way I was very serious about it has if it was going to happen .. just preparing everything for the day things would be solved. I believed. Well, the plated was not exaclty perfect ( did not know I did not have the choice ) but was extremely close to it.
    Have hope and continue your journey is what I believe, you leave possibilities open to you.

  6. Thank you for this post. I was talking about this concept with a friend last week!

    In your experience and opinion, if someone has a ‘bad day’ or an ‘off day’ does it have lasting impact if someone doesn’t come back into alignment and joy fast enough? Including if someone is sick and doesn’t feel well? I wanted to gather your opinion on this.

    1. Be very gentle with yourself when you’re having a bad day or an off day. The key is to simply use your tools and take care of yourself. Honor your feelings and then reach for a better-feeling thought. It’s not about forcing joy on ourselves. But rather, how can we stop the negative spiral? What can we do to get centered and aligned again? Even if you have to do it all throughout the day, repeating a mantra or prayer, or taking short meditation breaks, that is okay. Do your best. I encourage you to turn to your tools even when it feels tough to do so, because that is when you need them most. And when you are sick, focus your energy on healing. Rest. See doctors. Work toward wellness.

  7. Beautiful. Why do we think all the best things in life need to be struggled for?
    I want to teach my children to follow their joy and find joy in every moment – not that they need to be taught that right now, they seem pretty good at it alreadyQ But I will keep up with the message because as they get older and more “socialised” it may be harder for them to remember the value of joy.

    1. Kids are so great at finding the happiness! It is amazing when parents help them to keep doing that as they get older. <3

  8. hey gabby!!
    I just needed something to read like this. Your words came in my inbox the right time. I really needed this.
    Yesterday, I got my result and I graduated with flying colours in commerce. So happy!!
    I really enjoyed the process and let everything flow and grab each opportunity I could during the academic years. As you said, as I had fun studying so much was not at all.. It all happened.. In a flow..
    Now, I will be on job hunt and going to start up with a earning thing now. And as you said.. I will be having fun..
    Thank you!!!
    You inspire me….

    1. Congratulations on graduating!! I am so thrilled for you. It is clear that you are following your calling. Keep leaning toward joy. Keep surrendering. Know there is a far greater plan than yours and your job is to let go and allow it. 🙂

  9. Sweet synchronicity.
    Here is what I wrote yesterday night in my 5-minute journal when I asked myself “how could I have made today even better ? ” : WAKE UP IN JOY. This morning, I was delighted to read this post in which Gabby says “Make the conscious commitment to choose joy upon waking”. Definitely timely. Yes, MIRACLES (do happen) NOW.
    Thank you Gabby. Thank you Universe.
    Thierry

  10. Truth bomb, sister! As a mom of two little boys my healing of my own childhood has been to play and find the joy in the little moments spent with these two amazing humans. We forget as grown ups with responsibilities how important it is to roll in the grass and kick a soccer ball. I am healing my inner child by basking in their joy. This vibe follows me into my work as a doctor where I can help other access the ability to find joy as well. Thank you Gabby!

  11. Yes, yes, yes! When I run workshops with clients (often in a windowless room, often for several hours, usually talking about serious stuff), I always start with some sort of game or visualization that is aligned with our work, gets people smiling and talking, and is FUN! While it might seem like a waste of valuable time when we start, everyone gets it and appreciates it in the end. The energy in the room shifts, and we get BETTER results because we’ve lit up our right brains (creative side).

    1. It’s amazing what can happen when we focus on being in our joy! Excited to hear what opens up for you Heather!

  12. “I decided to measure my success by how much fun I was having. ”

    This is EVERYTHING. Thank you so much for being who you are, sharing your wisdom and love.

  13. Oh Gabby….I love what you do
    Unbelieveable how this resonates with where I am today..
    Only a few months ago I am writing my name…Carry, like Carrie,
    because I liked to know what my name means…so I checked this out
    on Google….Carry means dragen and Carrie means JOY…..so I choose JOY!
    And somebody ones said to me….you need to play around and just have fun…so I die.
    No more pressing meself on be someone I don,t want to be.
    I just want to be me, a loving en joyfull woman…that likes to play around and have fun!

    Thank you Gabby, for your inspiration!
    XXX Carrie
    HAVE FUN ALONG THE WAY

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