I think it’s reasonable to say that everyone desires to be happy and successful. Happiness and success look like different things to different people, and everyone will have a different opinion on how to get there. Some may assume that accomplishments just fall into the laps of the successful; but, those who achieve know goal setting is a fundamental component to their success because they had a concrete plan to meet their objective. While goal setting is an immensely valuable skill, it is future-focused, leaving little time to live in the moment.
Intentions, on the other hand, are desires and affirmations meant to keep you in the present, empowering you to accomplish great things throughout the day. Setting a daily intention will enable you to align your beliefs and values to the possibilities of now, leading to a happier, authentic life.
The great thing about intentions is there are no rules around creating them, but here are the benefits and practices that may work well for you.
Intentions are Limitless
The beauty of intentions is you can change them every day. Perhaps today you intend to focus on your family and tomorrow you will direct your energy into creating a fantastic presentation.
Intentions are Bigger than Goals
Goals are what you want to achieve. Intentions are who you want to be while achieving your goals.
Intentions Can Increase Your Effectiveness
Setting intentions cultivates a positive mindset, which can lead to increased energy levels and productivity. Give into positive thoughts and feel the buzz of energy!
Intentions Take Your Mind Off of Problems
If you are having a bad day, setting an intention can refocus your energies into something positive. Purposefully focusing on only positive thoughts puts the power of change directly into your hands.
Intentions Build Awareness
We’re all busy, but there are 24 hours in a day; so, take ten minutes to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or watch the sunset. Be present in each moment and take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures life throws at you.
Intentions Can Include Global Contributions
The state of the world is a little crazy, and we all want to do our part to make the world a happier place. Set an intention to make a difference, no matter how small, because the tiniest change can lead to the biggest difference. In fact, just saying it out loud could result in wondrous things!
Intentions can have a powerful impact on your life. How has setting them helped you?