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State Your Intentions to Drive Your Actions

Intentions are defined as: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible.  Your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.
 
State your intentions
When you have a vague idea about what you’d maybe like to accomplish, then the best you can hope for is to maybe move in the same general direction that you think you want to go. Instead of being tentative and vague, be confident and clear. It is amazing how much power and strength you can give to your efforts just by making it clear what results you intend to accomplish. You can literally feel that power the moment you confidently and positively state your intentions.
 

Think about these statements:
  • I want to grow my business, but I don’t know how.
  • I want to build a website, but I don’t have the resources.
  • I want to create my own business, but I don’t have the time.
 There’s one thing missing from every one of the statements above and that’s intention.
 
Stating your intention.
My intention is to provide actionable advice to entrepreneurs who are struggling because of fear, doubt or uncertainty. So stop and seriously ask yourself: what’s your intention with what you’re creating? It might be your business, your content, or a new product or service. Stating your intention is important because it gives you your WHY, plus a solid stake in the ground to look back on if or when you’re feeling like giving up.
 
What’s changed?
Stating my intention is what’s changed and now I have an intention, and my actions –– will always be led by my intention instead of my doubt and fear. If you don’t believe in yourself, then how do you expect anyone else to?
 
Now think about those statements above with intention:
  • I want to grow my business and I’m going to learn how.
  • I want to build a website and even if I need to find help, I’ll make it happen.
  • I want to create my own business and it’s important enough to me that I will find the time to start today.
Steps you can use to start setting intentions to drive your actions:
  • Get clear about something you want and write it down.
  • Share your intention with someone in a way that will support you and hold you accountable to taking action.
  • Do something today to demonstrate your commitment to your intention.
  • Acknowledge that you did what you said you would and then, take the next step.
When you set an intention and then act on it to demonstrate your commitment, amazing things occur.

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