What do I mean by this?
I mean be deliberate about how you plan to improve and live your life.
My good friend Google Search, provided me with a description of intention: Setting an intention is activating a part of your receptivity. If you were to go out in the day, and not have set any intention or created any type of prayer or manifestation of how you want the day to go, then you’re getting on a bike with no direction.
Successful people like to set intentions-personal, professional and relational. The intentions they set, help them to maintain a mindset that is laser focused and put them in the frame of mind to succeed, because they deliberately feed their minds with edifying thoughts.
What does setting an intention look like:
Today I will tell someone that I am grateful for them being in my life
Today I will show kindness to someone
I will complete this task
I will eat healthy today to strengthen and fuel my body. I will crave healthy snacks.
What is the difference between a goal and an intention?
Once again Google came to my rescue: Goals are a destination or specific achievement. Intentions are lived each day, independent of achieving the goal or destination. Goals are external achievements. Intentions are about your relationship with yourself and others.
Goals are future oriented.
Intentions are for the present.
Why is setting an intention valuable?
Working together intentions and goals can get you where you want to go.
It simultaneously works from the inside out and outside in. When you set your intention and carry it out, you are changing your mindset. When you change your mindset you can change the direction of your life. You become what you think and focus on. Your actions follow your thoughts.
Lets say you want to be kinder. You set your intention for the day to be kinder. You say thank you, please, that was a nice gesture, that was helpful information, you give money to someone who is homeless, etc. Your action followed your intention. You keep up this intention and practice until it becomes second mature.
What happened? You changed your inside thinking, your actions made you a kinder person. You changed your mindset first, and became what you intended.
Feel free to share how you are intentional about your day, your week, your life?