Updated: Mar 31, 2019
If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting, and that's fantastic, if what you're doing is getting you the results you want, but if what you're doing is not giving you the results you desire, then it's time to change it up, and take different actions.
Sounds simple, but we all know it's not that easy, but getting what you want is totally doable when you stop acting on impulse and start making very intentional decisions.
The dictionary describes intentional as; done on purpose, deliberate, planned, intended, calculated, considered, purposeful, thought out in advance, conscious, meant.
Living with intention is not flying by the seat of your pants, hoping for the best, or making excuses for not following through. When you live with intention you will be purposeful, planned and deliberate.
When you find yourself acting impulsively and giving yourself excuses or negative messages that are counterproductive in living your best life every day, you need to flip the internal switch and change the message, the action, the thinking, the excuses and do something planned and intentional.
One example of where I have to flip the switch and become very intentional is around meal times. I love to cook, but sometimes I get caught up with whatever I’m doing and when it comes time to eat, I’m scrambling to put something decent on the table. I need to be very intentional around meal planning and prep so that when it comes time to prepare a meal, I’m not super frustrated or in a rush.
What works best for me is to make a menu, have the food on hand and prep/make food ahead of time, which I like to do in the morning.
Being intentional takes time to develop, but as you flip the switch and become more intentional, you’ll develop a habit that will help you make intentional decisions that serve you to take planned, purposeful action which will lead to the results you want.
Where will you start being more intentional? (calculated, meant, done on purpose, thought out, intended, deliberate, considered)