Goal: something that you are trying to do or achieve
Intention: the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose
These two meanings are from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
I have never resonated with setting goals every time I set one. The thing is we were all programmed that we should set goals. From growing up our parents told us we should have a goal in life, we went to school and the teachers set us goals, we went on to work and hitting our goal became even more important. Everything was about goal setting. Every self help book out there will tell you, you should have a goal.
All great stuff and it really works once you apply the principles to it.
Here is the thing with me when it came to setting goals. IT NEVER FIRED ME UP!
I was confused to why it never fired me up to go after my goals with heart and passion. When I did set goals it excited me and took me out of my comfort zone. I was happy working towards them but felt that there was something more to all this which I could not put my finger on.
Going back to the definition of a goal: something that you are trying to achieve compared to the definition of intention: the thing that you plan to do or achieve; an aim or purpose I realized I had more feelings towards intentions compared to goals.
After learning this I set out what my intentions were, which kept me focused on the bigger picture. I had a mindset shift, a breakthrough in my thought process which fires me up to go after my intentions with a purpose and not just go through the motions when I set goals.
Intentions make me take action. Goals make me go through the motions.
This simple shift has made a massive difference as my intentions now align with my purpose. The word intention alone has a sense of power behind it, a sense of purpose, a feeling of accomplishment of doing whatever that intention may be even before completing it. When you intend on doing something you go out there and do it.
My intention is to:
LEAD. INSPIRE. MOTIVATE. EMPOWER.
What are your INTENTIONS?
Be a Warrior! Be Fearless!