To create an intention is to clarify what you want to achieve: in a morning, a day, a lifetime. This act is deceptively simple yet deeply powerful.
When you stop to ask — what is the one thing I could achieve today to make it great?
First step is to check your internal “To Do” list and weed out things that (as it turns out!) don’t really matter, and focus instead on the one or two things that will truly bring some measure of happiness.
And at the end of the day, isn’t that all we’re really looking for in life?
A bit of happiness?
A feeling of accomplishment and sucess?
A belief that we are actually making a difference in this world.
By creating an intention, we suddenly know how to measure our day. We connect with the goal behind the goal. We anchor the vision in our subconscious.
Let’s be honest, I don’t think any of us just want to “work or live unconsciously.” We actually want to know that we are making a difference, have a feeling of safety and financial security.
So connecting with the true goal bypasses the b.s., and focuses our power in a way that makes our days more meaningful. That string of days creates the amazing life we are looking for.
If we don’t pause to make our actions meaningful and focused, then we end up doing a lot of work without a goal or vision in mind. The result is a series of accomplishments which may lead in many different directions. Not only that, you will feel no sense of achievement or payoff. And spinning your wheels because you THINK we’re supposed to be doing a whole lot, per this modern society that overvalues “busy-ness.” It seems like you need to be going flat out to be valued.
If we don’t stop to ponder what we want to achieve, then our days — our lives! — just slip away.
But using intuition to prioritize good feelings can shift us into a state of power in an instant!
Heres how to manifest our power:
Whether you want to create an intention around an event, a conference call or your day overall, here arefive easy steps:
Breathe deeply, in and out three times focusing on your heart area.
While doing so, ask:
“What would make this day great?
“How do I want to feel after (fill in the blank)?
“What is the one thing I want to achieve in this meeting?” “Why am I REALLY doing this activity- what does it mean to me?” Use whatever question comes to you naturally.
4.Then listen. Listen for the most simple answer. It could be a little voice in your head. It could be a knowing. Don’t dismiss something that sounds too simple. Resist the urge to work to hard, allow it to come. Start with one or two feelings or goals.
5. Check in throughout your day/event/meeting and connect with that intention. If you have strayed, time to refocus. Remember: more isn’t better. Feeling good, satisfied and accomplished is the goal.
With this practice, our days become focused on what matters. Our lives start to revolve on an axis of meaning, and no longer feel like they’re spinning out of control. It’s within our ability to harness this power, but it’s up to you to put into practice.
All that is required is the will and the focus. Let the manifesting begin.