Having Great Intentions vs. Being Intentionally Great

I believe that everyone has dreams and desires to be, do, and have better things than they currently possess. I also believe that many people who reach the age where they begin to evaluate their lives, which I purport begins somewhere in their early 40’s. Although they have reached some level of success they feel somewhat or greatly unfulfilled.

This week I want to challenge you to consider your intentions versus your actions. You see, I believe so many people have great intentions to do things that would not only greatly impact their lives, but potentially the lives of many others. The problem is they just don’t do them.

How many of us have looked back over a period of time and been frustrated with ourselves that while we were busy, we didn’t accomplish anything of great significance or importance? I believe the answer is most of us. Perhaps it is as simple as life gets in the way. No matter whether your lifestyle has been greatly or minimally impacted by the events of 2020, the fact is we all stay incredibly busy and allow our calendars to become overbooked week after week and month after month. 

One other issue needs to be brought to light as well. I believe that a vast majority of us that hold visions of grandeur never quite get started because of fear and/or limiting beliefs. We think of all of the reasons why we can’t change our current routines or lifestyles. Or worse, we convince ourselves that what we can do is insignificant and wouldn’t make a difference in the world. 

One of my favorite quotes (admittedly I have a lot of them) is “To the World, you may be One Person, but to One Person, you may be the world.” That quote is an inspiration to me every day and every time I start to think that what I am doing doesn’t matter. 

So here are my three brief suggestions for becoming intentionally great by taking action rather than just thinking about your great intentions. First, you do have to change the way you think in order to change the way you act. There are many methods to achieve this objective including meditation and visualization but the key is you have to start. Now. 

Next, you need to change your dreams and goals into action. The best and only way I know to do this is to invest the time and write everything down. Perhaps you can accomplish it in a couple of hours, but I would recommend you take at least a couple of days to think, write, reflect, and repeat so that everything comes out on paper. Then pick 2-3 things that you can turn into significant, meaningful goals.

Finally, take a few minutes at the beginning of every day to set your target. Yes, you need to be intentional. As Zig Ziglar said, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” Layout your biggest opportunities and objectives at the beginning of each day and do those things first. Do it every day, with a little more effort each day than the one before and soon your dreams will become realities.

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