Intentions are powerful once you learn how to use them to your advantage. You’re in this stuck phase of your life because you’re not living intentionally. Maybe you’re at a crossroads between a few different decisions. Either way, you’re not progressing. If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve mentioned three reasons people are stuck in their lives. Here they are below:
- Not having a compelling vision.
- Not accepting uncertainty as a part of life.
- Not having clarity.
Today, I’ll discuss the fourth reason as to why people are stuck. The fourth reason is people lack intention in their lives. What does intention mean? The dictionary’s definition of intention is as follows:
An intention is an idea that you plan (or intend) to carry out. If you mean something, it’s an intention. Your goal, purpose, or aim is your intention. It’s something you intend to do, whether you pull it off or not.
But many of you aren’t being intentional with how you’re living. There was a time in my life where things seemed to “just happen to me” no matter what I did. These “miscellaneous” incidences that we believed to be random, that we believe to just happen, aren’t random at all.
But because these incidences are frequent, they become a way of life. You tell yourself this story that it’s out of your control. Sure, stuff happens, but it wasn’t until I started to recognize and take full responsibility for my life that the energy shifted. And things no longer “just happened.” That energy shift had a lot to do with intention.
Living with intention is a game-changer. A few things happen when you start living with intentions. You become an artist on a canvas. You choose the paint, the colors, and the brush strokes. You’re able to dictate the direction of your life. Below are three ways that you can start to live an intentional life. Doing so will have a powerful impact on your life:
- First, you’ll have to make more decisions. Making more decisions means life isn’t just happening to you anymore; you’re no longer on autopilot. You’re not a passenger in the ride, but you’re steering the wheel. You decide the direction and the pace.
- Second, living with intention means you’re deliberate about your relationships and your career. Mostly you’re conscious about your life choices. You don’t succumb to relationships that don’t fulfill you or a job that doesn’t bring you joy. At this point, you’ve developed criteria for these elements in your life. You no longer leave the door wide open for anyone willing to step through it.
- Third, living with intention also means you’re continually reflecting on your life. You review what’s working and what isn’t. You use reflection to aid you in your growth. You take a moment, without judgment to assess the many areas of your life. By doing so, you become more explicit in the direction of your life. The four areas I suggest to focus on are: mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional. Maybe not all at once. The goal isn’t to be 100% and done because we are ever-evolving humans, but the goal is to feel better and to be in a better place than you were yesterday, last month, last year, etc.
These are some of the topics we cover in my coaching program. If you haven’t scheduled your discovery call or signed up for the waitlist, it’s not too late. I’ll be working intensely with a small handful of people to support them in transforming their lives.
How are you living with intention?
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