Frequently we set a vision or goal without setting intentions. Our intention is who we ARE as we complete a task. Have you ever thought about who you want to be as you proceed forward? It is a subtly that has a significant impact on the outcome.
So what does an intention look like? If I have a conflict with a co-worker or friend my goal can be to resolve the conflict, but the intention I take can vary dramatically. Choosing avoidance creates a different result than entering a conversation assuming good will. Choosing to be open minded creates opportunities that choosing to blame doesn’t. Who you ARE in addressing the conflict can have a wide range of options!
By not setting intentions we default to attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate our lives staying the same. If I don’t set my daily intention to choosing gratitude or joy, I may default to seeing the world through a negative lens. The world didn’t change, my intention did!
Intentions can be set for any scale of task or timeline. I can set an intention before I answer a phone call from my supervisor, or I can choose an intention as my New Year’s Resolution to infuse into the whole year. Where can you begin? As with most of the rest of life, it helps to practice! Where in your life can you begin to test setting your intention before you start something? Fixing dinner? Sending a text message? Working out or during a yoga class? A conversation with someone you care about? Try in out and see what changes!
Setting intentions creates purpose in being open to growth and development. It has a great influence on the outcome of how well we engage the world. What is your intention? – www.rhoadscoaching.com
On a side note, this is the end of a year my first year of blog posts! A few years ago I could have never imagined being brave enough to do this.
Thank you to all of you who have followed along! Please keep sharing my videos and posts with those who might be interested in their own growth and development! It is with a deep sense of gratitude and excitement that I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!
finding meaning and purpose in daily life