We’ve all heard about or even experienced the saying,” Intentions are powerful things.” This is true, in some ways. When you set your intentions, you shift your energy from passive receptivity (waiting for something) to active interest (paying attention to something). This has a powerful effect on the quality of your life.
So how do you set intentions effectively? First, be clear on what you want to accomplish. Are you trying to lose weight? Or do you want to become more financially successful? Are you trying to improve your grades? Whatever it is, have mental clarity and clear your intentions first, before you embark on any method of goal achievement.
Why Set Intentions?
Oftentimes we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our lives that we forget what it is we actually want. Nowadays, many people are living on autopilot, following the routine laid out for them by society. There is so much to be said for living spontaneously and spontaneously deciding to take a few minutes out of your day to focus on your intentions. Whether you want to be a better partner, boss, or friend, there are techniques to help you manage your thoughts. By setting your intention, you are focusing on what is most important to you and letting go of those distractions that prevent you from having a clear vision.
How to Accomplish Your Goals
In order to accomplish your goals, you need to take concrete action. Do not simply float ideas and hope they’ll come to you. Goals are things you “actively” desire, and you have to make an effort to take concrete steps toward them. This does not mean that you give up on your goals or that you delay action. You just decide to go forward instead of continuing in the same deterministic mode.
1. Set Goals, Set Goals, Set Goals…
When you set your goals, write them down. Set S.M.A.R.T goals. Make sure that you include the time period in which you would like to accomplish them as well as the measurable things you expect to happen. It’s also a good idea to write down your feelings and emotions about what you’re doing. This will give you a guide to what kind of actions to take in order to achieve the goal. Remember that it’s not really about what you want to do, but rather about how you want to do it.
Also, you should set small goals. Do not ever think that big goals are unachievable. There’s no such thing as a magical, silver bullet solution for everything. However, you can always upgrade your current level of performance to achieve a higher goal in life. For example, if your ultimate goal is to become a motivational speaker someday, start today by becoming a more effective public speaker.
Then, take your upgraded performance to the next level by getting more publicity, donating more to charity, meeting more people, and so on. You’ll discover that the journey doesn’t end with becoming a just a speaker, because you have so many more short and long-term goals you can still work on in your life. Even after you reach your ultimate goal, you’ll realize that the journey was all in your head and that your life had been far from dull and boring.
So, you see? A lot of people who want to achieve great results in life are not really motivated. They have a clear goal in mind but are not willing to take the necessary steps to reach it. Taking those necessary steps is not an easy task though, because we tend to procrastinate and avoid taking action. In order to succeed in life, you must have a strong will and desire to achieve the goals you set.
So, the next time someone asks you about your intentions, don’t hesitate to tell them you’re working on them. You’ll be surprised at how motivating it can be to set new goals, and take necessary steps to achieve them. And once you’ve done it, you’ll understand that a lot of what you’ve done up until now has just been in your head.
2. Improve Your Health
One of the first goals you should set out to achieve is to work on improving your health to boost energy and peak performance. Your health will influence many aspects of your life, including your motivation. You need to feel good about yourself and the way you look and feel. Also, if you’re overweight, you’ll have more difficulty overcoming obstacles and overcoming temptation. Having a healthy body will improve your self-esteem, which in turn will inspire you to do great things in life.
Once you have improved your health, you’ll find that your motivation levels will increase as well. It’s just a matter of taking the right actions and making the commitment to succeed in your goals. You need to have the discipline to stick with your plans and to make sure that you stick with it no matter what. This will increase your chances of actually achieving your goals.
If you are motivated and you want to change your life for the better, it’s important to set some specific goals and intentions. It’s important that you have a plan. That plan should include what you will do, when you will do it, how you are going to do it, and who you are going to do it with. By having these specific goals and intentions in place, you’ll have greater chances of achieving them and being successful in life. Make sure that you set out your goals and that you follow through with them and you will live the life that you desire.
3. Have gratitude for your progress
There are so many reasons to be grateful for your progress and accomplishments, even if they’re small. Life changes all the time. You can’t stay at the same place, you know? But what’s important is how you made that progress – and you! You work hard to make your dreams happen, and that’s not something to be ashamed of. Years ago, I found a quote that I find really inspiring and important: “Be grateful for what you have, you may have less tomorrow.” It can help put things in perspective when you’re feeling like life’s getting you down. Gratitude is an important part of life.
These small wins will drastically boost your confidence and you’ll be motivated to get stuff done without losing focus