Know Your Intentions and Track How Well You Do
If you want to be successful, you should know your intentions. If you intend to do something, it means that you’re aiming for a goal. You mean to get there and you’d like to accomplish that in the end.
Intentions can be anything. You might have decided what you want your financial picture to look like. You can already see how you’re going to use your wealth once you reach those monetary goals.
You have action steps for reaching these goals. You know going into it what you’re going to have to do each step of the way to see that your goals become reality. Intentions aren’t like that at all.
With an intention, you don’t really have a concrete blueprint for accomplishing your goal in mind. You don’t have anything planned out in advance. You mean to get there, but you don’t have any idea whether or not getting there is actually going to occur - you’re just going to try.
Having intentions isn’t a bad thing. It’s just what people do when they hope for something and they’re going to head that direction. It’s not like a step by step blueprint that you follow.
That doesn’t mean intentions don’t work. So don’t discount the power of intentions. It depends on several different factors. They can either help or hurt your path to success. It all depends on what you do with your intentions if you do things that you can control.
For example, you can intend to win the lottery and buy a ticket, but you have no control over whether or not you’ll actually achieve that. You can intend to have your business make a million dollars in its first year, but you can’t control that, either.
All you can do is aim for that if it’s what you want. You can discover your intentions through journaling. This lets you track how well you do with what you’d hoped would happen.
As you journal, you can discover what interests you about your intention. It’s a way of allowing you to define a hope or dream. For example, you might intend to make more money.
But if you journal about that intention, you might discover that what interests you about it is so that you can quit your day job and be your own boss. By tracking your intentions, you’ll be able to tell if these intentions bear fruit or not.
You’ll be able to track if your efforts allow your intentions to come true. Having intentions can help you follow your own path with what you’d like to see in your life. However, that doesn’t mean that intentions can lead to guaranteed results.
You can put all your effort into something and sometimes, no matter how much you might want that thing to happen for you, your intention just doesn’t work out. That should lead you back to the drawing board for a more substantive plan.