Updated: Jan 7, 2022
Two friends are chatting about their health goals. The first one says, “I want to be healthy and feel great.” The second one says, “I intend to be healthy and feel great.” Which one do you think is going to get healthy and feel great? Yep—the one who intends it.
Wanting is simply wishing you can have or do a particular thing. Intending means you’re committed to achieving something by making a plan for success—and sticking to it!
The Fuel for Desired Results
The key to intention is taking ACTION – try this to build your intention muscle:
Get clear on what you want. Create a vision board by gathering images and words that pertain to your goal, and gluing them onto a large piece of construction paper. Hang the collage in a spot where you’ll see it often. (Or, you can use an online service like Pinterest to create a digital vision board.)
Change your limiting beliefs and do something to make your desires happen. Let’s say you want to exercise four times a week. Your first action may be to set up your goals with structure and schedule the days and time on your calendar. Then make it simple to do by having your shoes, water bottle and work out props ready to go.
Find support from an accountability partner or group! The American Society of Training and Development found that by telling a friend and setting up an ongoing system increases your rate to achieve your goal by 95%! Accountability partners help keep one another on track and is the glue that ties commitment to RESULTS.
Celebrate your achievement! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for meeting your goal.
Note To Self: I Am Proud Of You For Showing Up Today And Doing Your Best!
How to Have a Great Day… Every Day!
Did you know that you can even set an intention to have a great day?
Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?
Try this “Setting An Intention to Succeed” exercise used by professional athletes, speakers, politicians, and performers:
Upon waking, lie in bed and think about what you have planned for your day (or, find a quiet spot to sit and contemplate).
Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding.
Replay your success several times in your mind.
Next, add other senses, including sounds, smells, and touch. For instance, as you replay your success, you now also hear the director offering you the gig, or you feel the physical sensation of your finger hitting the “send” button on your latest assignment.
Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel your elation at getting the part, or your pride at finally finishing your work.
You can perform "An Intention to Succeed" throughout the day as desired.
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