Intention is defined as “a thing intended; an aim or plan.”
The power of intention is the power of a focused mind. When focusing our mental energy on something, we’re able to give more of our brain power to it. It’s not magic or hocus-pocus, it’s our own innate tool (the mind) being placed into the right position to perform at its maximum efficiency.
Intentions vs. Goals
There’s a common misconception that goals and intentions are the same things; that the two words can be used interchangeably. There are, however, distinct characteristics associated with each of them. Intentions provide you with reminders of how you want to live your life. They’re often related to internal things like motivation and inspiration.
In contrast, goals typically relate to tangible, outward things, such as losing 10 pounds or learning to code. Many people set S.M.A.R.T. goals, which are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-specific.
Why set daily intentions?
Setting and living your intentions allows you to focus on who you are in the moment, to recognize and live your values, and to raise your emotional energy, which in turn raises your physical energy. Many entrepreneurs are excellent at identifying their values and know that living within their interpretation of them is a powerful way to achieve success, and more importantly, happiness. Daily intentions can help you do that. They also provide a roadmap and reminder for how to live out each day. Intentions give you purpose, as well as the inspiration and motivation to achieve your purpose. The practice of setting daily intentions can change your life.
Ready to get started with setting your intentions?
Below are some ideas for you..
- Consider Setting Intentions During Meditations
Meditation puts you in an ideal state of mind for planting the seeds of your intentions.
- Let Open-Ended Questions Focus Your Intentions
You may initially find it difficult to narrow down your focus for setting intentions.
- Use Positive Language When Setting Intentions
Speaking of positive and negative perspectives, have you ever thought about how your choice of words impacts the way you think? Because, trust me, words matter.
- Set A Daily Intention Each Morning
Most of us have certain things we do each morning, such as brushing our teeth
- Release Yourself From Concerns About The Outcome
Many people try to influence every step of their lives. They like having a sense of control.
Below are some of my favourite ways to stick to your intentions:
- CREATE A MANTRA.
- SHARE YOUR INTENTION WITH A FRIEND.
- VERBALLY SHARE YOUR INTENTION WITH YOURSELF.
- CREATE A RITUAL.
- PRACTICE GRATITUDE.
- ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT, THEN LET GO.
- REMIND YOURSELF DAILY.