Setting an Intention
What is an intention?
Intentions can long term or short term process of manifesting a goal or achievement, it is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world.
Why set an intention?
Setting an intention triggers the first step in the process of manifestation in order to achieve an accomplishment. it is a powerful practice because it’s the first step to embodying that which you want.
Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” And how many times have you heard “What you think, you become,” or “Thoughts become things”?
How do I set an intention and stay on track?
Here are some of the tips which I think can help us set intentions and achieve them.
Make a firm decision ~
Set your intention firmly. Identify what you want. Pledge to make a change in your lifestyle.Your intention should be closely tied to your personal thoughts, values and perspective on life.
Identify your priorities~
Your intentions should be cohesive with your vision of yourself ahead of time. Learn to identify where you are in the present moment and what coincides with the lifestyle you want. your intentions can be a clear and specific wish, or could be as simple as a word or phrase you’d like to align yourself with, such as “i will have more compassion for myself and others”, or “i will open your mind and heart,” ” i will love myself more” Etc..
Here are some thought-starters to help you get started in forming an intention~
- What would you like to build, create, or nurture in your life?
- What would you like to let go of?
- How do you feel when you are your happiest self?
- What fears would you like to release?
- What are you grateful for?
- Who would you like to forgive in your life?
Write them down or create a vision board~
An effective way of visualizing your intention is to write it down or create a vision board with newspaper or magazine clippings which can remind you every day. like place you want to visit, items you will save up and purchases, the healthy dream body you want to achieve , how you want to decorate your home,What matters most to you?
Once you have written them down, take a step back and review your intention. Are they realistic? Or are you committing to something that won’t align well with the lifestyle you lead? also you must revisit it often and when needed
Make an action plan Set a plan that is cohesive to your life style. There could be more than one method or pathway to arrive at your destination. Decide on a plan to achieve that suits you.
Track your progress ~
This is important to determine if you are headed in the right direction with your intention. If not, sit back and re-evaluate. If something isn’t working you have the power to tweak your action plan.
Involve others, It is always good to involve others to hold yourself accountable. Tell anyone and everyone. It will help boost your motivation.
Welcome failure & Celebrate your wins ~
Don’t give up because of obstacles. There could be many paths leading to the same destination. Try out different methods. Learn and be patient. Failure is an important part of the entire process. Welcome it. Learn from it. Intentions can sometimes deviate from the original plan and that is OK! So persist .
Celebrate your wins. Even small achievements. The loss of 2 lbs, Your boss praising you, or that promotion. You are one step closer.
Don’t lose sight! Stay focused on the end result and don’t get distracted by the time it takes or obstacles that may block our path.
Written By Andy Jackman x