It took me sometime as I was growing up, to harness the power of that statement. It’s simple. It’s seems somewhat easy to grasp- but to understand the true magnitude behind it- you need to take a few moments to ponder just how deep and impactful those three words can really be in your life.
Many people go about their daily lives with minimal intention in what they do. In fact, most have no intention. The definition of intention is: quality of purposefulness, or, the quality or state of having a purpose in mind. It’s about having a purpose, a reason, a focus that leads to a desired outcome.
If you wake up in the morning simply to roll out of bed, jump in the shower and maybe get to work on time to do the ‘daily grind’, there may not be much intention -other than showing up so you can have a paycheck.
For the person who, upon rising, has a plan for the day, they’ve set a desired idea or goal that they would like to see happen- that person has taken a step to lead their thoughts and actions with intention.
The thought, goal or idea is not the intention in and of itself. It’s the desired end result. It’s really important to have an end desired result first if you’re going to achieve things in your life. Once you have that end result in thought, you have created the end goal- and now, you focus on the game plan to make that goal happen.
Here’s where action with intention really kicks in. You have to keep your eye on the goal at all times. Think it, feel it, breathe it, smell it- embrace it as is you already have it! Once you’ve got that, everything you do now has a purpose. It’s either going to support your goal, dream or idea- or it will distract you from it.
Now- and only now, can you start to harness the power behind action with intention. How many times have you set out to do something … only to get distracted by the kids, tv, a phone call- a colleague popping by to shoot the breeze. If you allow yourself to get caught up in the moment, you took an action.You took a break instead of finishing what you inititally set out to do. By choosing to engage in that moment, that distraction, your intention was ‘to take a break’. Whether you like that or not- it’s the truth behind that decision. (Sometimes, taking a break is very important. It’s a necessary step in keeping the balance in your life.)
Once you become aware of your actions, whether they are conscious or subconscious choices, you can start to monitor the things you do. You can start to really create a life of abundance if you choose actions with intention that will open doors and bring people into your life that will support you along the way of reaching your goals. You can also start to make active decisions that will intentionally eliminate distractions, naysayer’s, and non- supporters in your life.
Action with Intention is powerful. It’s a key factor in helping you live the life you’ve always wanted. Remember: when you start to apply this in your life is it requires one main thing: ACTION.
The choice to take no action to make changes – is actually an action in and of itself. Your choice and intention behind it is to take no action.
When you choose to embrace this concept and manifest positive actions and intentions- be ready to be blown away at the world that opens up to you!
Enjoy your day – and make each action intentional!