Intention is (my personal definition) taking 100% responsibility through introspection and choosing to make up for what you lack by doing the opposite of whatever isn’t serving you by instituting a series of repetitive and conscious decisions through action to move toward the intended goal so that the lack will be eliminated in that particular area; a goal or plan that requires action to take control of, position or to obtain; release of sent energy, focus and awareness and must followed by action or is downgraded to a want; aim that guides action; course of action; one’s purpose, objective, mission or plan; design; setting one’s mind to occupy
Examples to Help you start Intention Statements :
I stand for…, I show up as…, I choose to be…, I am a possibility of…, I am a demonstration of…
Intention is not (my personal definition) making reasonable or unreasonable goals and doing nothing to position yourself to apprehend the target; wishing; “putting it out there” with no focus; wants-just because you want something does not make it intention; living on autopilot; “It is what it is” mentality; procrastination; excuses or habits; intention is not action but requires action to obtain the goal
This is often a question asked by fathers to a young male who is attempting to or is dating a young woman who is under that father’s care. This is the age old question that most men try to avoid because it causes them to think of the future with this person. This is one responsible individual testing another to gauge if the other is worthy to handle the responsibility. This one question is packed with tons of other questions? “Can you cover my daughter?” “Are you willing to take responsibility?” “Will you buckle under the pressure of caring for her?” etc.
I’m challenging you and myself by asking, “What is your intention with your home, marriage, children, friendships, career and your Creator?”
For some people this may seem spooky or mystical but it’s not. Even in Habakkuk, he sets an intention about how he will wait for the Lord to answers his questions. He reached the goal when the Lord answered him with instruction in Habakkuk 2:2. The Lord also advised him to make plain the intention that the Lord had so that it would be easy to read and receive for those who are willing to listen and believe that the goal will be reached.
I will stand like a guard and watch. I will wait to see what the Lord will say to me. I will wait and learn how he answers my questions. God Answers Habakkuk: The Lord answered me, “Write down what I show you. Write it clearly on a sign so that the message will be easy to read. This message is about a special time in the future. This message is about the end, and it will come true. Just be patient and wait for it. That time will come; it will not be late. This message cannot help those who refuse to listen to it, but those who are good will live because they believe it. (Habakkuk 2:1-4)
I encourage you to write it down or create a vision board so that it may be revisited. Make it clear so that you know precisely what direction to move in and accessible so that you can revise, if needed. Even if you already have your goals, I invite you to revisit them and ask if your current intention is conveyed.
Please consider the very popular saying, ” If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. ” So the question I have for you guys is what would be some tips that you use and how would advise others to use who have a hard time planning? Let us know in the comments, your tip(s) could be the answer that someone else needs to get on track.