Goals are wonderful tools for achieving success in your life. But we often forget that in order to achieve these goals we need to set our intentions. You can have all the willpower and drive in the world, but if you don’t take the time to set clear intentions for how you want your future to look then all this energy can get wasted on small tasks or distractions along the way. Intention setting is one of those things that will not only help you reach your goals faster, but also provide a sense of direction throughout the process—no matter how hard it gets!
Intention is goal-directed.
Intention is the act of setting a goal. It is the act of deciding what you want to achieve and how you will get there. It involves deciding what you want for yourself, for others, and for the world around you.
Intention is also about being intentional about who you spend your time with and what kinds of activities bring meaning into your life. Intention is about being present with what matters most in those moments when nothing else seems to matter at all – like when someone gets sick or dies; or when they need support through difficult times; or when they just need someone who cares enough to listen!
Intention creates a sense of urgency.
When you set an intention, it creates a sense of urgency. You know that if the goal isn’t accomplished by a certain time or on a certain date, then there will be consequences. This makes it impossible to put off working on your goals until later because it would result in something bad happening.
For example: If you want to lose weight but don’t create an intention with a deadline, then there’s no reason why you would work out today instead of tomorrow or next week. But if you make your intention public and tell others about your plans so they can hold you accountable for sticking with them, then suddenly working out becomes more urgent because there are people expecting results from those actions!
Urgency is necessary because without it we’d never do anything important (like exercise).
Intention brings focus to the importance of your goals and what steps you must take to achieve them.
Intention is a clear, focused intention that you have for your goals. Intention brings focus to the importance of your goals and what steps you must take to achieve them.
If you are in alignment with your intentions, it will become easier for you to stay focused on them as they become clearer in your mind. You will also be able to see opportunities where others may not be aware of them, making it possible for you to achieve more than someone who isn’t so intentional.
Here are some ways that intention can help guide your efforts toward achieving specific goals:
Intention helps you stay on track along the path to achievement.
You can’t achieve anything without staying on track.
If you’re not intentional about your goals, it’s easy to get distracted by other people and things. You’ll be tempted to give up or get off track because of a bad mood, tiredness or some random distraction that pops into your head.
Intention helps you stay on track because:
- It requires clarity of thought – When you have clear intentions, they help direct your thinking in one direction rather than many different directions at once; this makes it easier for you to stay focused on the task at hand instead of getting sidetracked by outside influences.
- It keeps distractions at bay – With an intention in mind, it becomes much more difficult for people around us or even ourselves to distract us from our objectives because we know exactly what needs doing and why we need doing it!
Intention helps you push through the tough times, whether that’s an extra half mile on the treadmill, or late nights at the office.
Whether it’s a half mile on the treadmill, or late nights at the office, intention helps you push through tough times. The strength of your intention determines how much work you are willing to do and how much effort you put into achieving your goals.
The intention is what drives action. It’s what makes us feel good about ourselves when we’re doing something that supports our goals and dreams. Intention is also what keeps us going during difficult moments when we might otherwise give up or take an easier route that doesn’t contribute to our long-term success.
Intention guides you toward success.
Intention is the direction you want to go in, and it helps you focus on where you are going, rather than what you are doing. It helps keep your eye on the prize when things get tough or hard. When there’s a storm, intention can help guide your boat through it safely; when there’s a drought, intention can help guide your crops through until the rains return.
Intention is like a compass that points toward success. It guides us toward our goal by helping us stay motivated even when we experience difficulty along the way—because we know we’re headed in the right direction!
Intention provides joy in the journey of getting there, no matter how hard it may be.
If you’re like most people, the journey is what brings you joy. The process of achieving your goals—and the things you learn along the way—is its own reward. If we were only concerned with reaching our destination, we wouldn’t bother to take any steps at all.
A lot of people mistakenly think that they need to be happy in order to achieve their goals. The truth is actually quite different: sometimes happiness may come naturally because of your intention; other times it can be forced upon yourself through sheer force of will (and hard work). Either way, knowing and believing that happiness lies within makes it easier for us to find it when we need it most.
Goals are wonderful tools for achieving success in your life. But we often forget that in order to achieve these goals we need to set our intentions.
It’s not enough to simply set a goal. You need to put that goal in writing, and you need to review it every day.
In order for your goals to become reality, you have to set intentions of how they will happen. And then you need to take action on those intentions!
Remember, we all have different priorities and goals in life. But if there’s one thing I hope you take away from this post, it’s that intention is the key to getting where you want to go. Intention helps us focus on our goals so that we can achieve them faster, but more importantly, it makes the journey much more enjoyable! So go ahead and set some intentions for yourself today—you won’t regret it.
Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!