Did you know that you possess a powerful tool within you? It’s called intention. You see, your intentions are personal. Intentions are present-based, daily commitments to self. They are your secret weapon of power. They are everything.
Goals vs The Power of Intention
We can sometimes confuse the word intention with goals.
They are not the same thing.
Goals are achievements to ‘check off a box’ when completed. They are the big audacious desires of winning or securing something.
Where we get tripped-up with goals is in the failure of completion.
Failure of Completion
Let’s look at New Years Day for example. We tend to make lofty goals for what we hope to achieve, such as lose 20 lbs, get a new job, quit smoking or drinking, go back to school, etc. But what happens when you find yourself giving up just weeks or months later? What effect does this have on your confidence?
Now let’s look at intentions.
They are bite-size personal commitments to self.
Every morning is a new opportunity to make a declaration of what you want to achieve for yourself through a personal intention. Because they are focused on winning the day, you will have a greater opportunity for success. Without the attention on your awareness, it’s almost impossible to stay motivated.
“Intention gives awareness direction.”Oprah Winfrey
Yes, this is exactly what intention provides to us. It allows our attention, with awareness, a place to go. Without it, it’s just a wish.
Ask yourself, “What is my intention today?”
By asking this daily, those deliberate intentions result in achieving big audacious goals over time.
So, what is your intention for today? What bite-size commitment can you make to yourself?
Take the time and find the power of intention within you.