Learn why you need to set your intention and how to do it to become more productive, successful, and fulfilled.
Last week, the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You was all about goals.
Setting and tracking goals are crucial in life.
They’re the ones that motivate us to get up in the morning and get things done.
But you already know that not all goals are the same.
What differs one goal from another in essence?
What is your reason for wanting to:
- Lose weight?
- Apply for a new job?
- Start your own business?
- Become more productive?
What is your “why”?
The Power Of Intention
With what Intention did you set the goals you’re currently working on?
Frequently, we decide to pursue goals without having a clear reason. We want them.
Sometimes it’s the media that creates a “fake” need, or peer pressure, or even the desire to fit in.
We even do the prep-work the right way hoping to achieve success.
However, it doesn’t take us long to find ourselves immersed in tasks, appointments, and responsibilities that have no meaning whatsoever to us.
This mindless busy work causes stress, overwhelm, and frustration.
As we try to push further, we find it hard to connect with our goals and run that extra mile.
We end up giving up things that, at first, seemed necessary, but that became meaningless.
In most cases, it happens because while you took the time to think over about your objectives and how to achieve them, you neglected understanding your Intention.Find out how to overcome procrastination with intention. #coaching #mentorship #MindfulPlanning Click To Tweet
5 Steps To Set Your Intention
Your Intention is your Life’s Purpose.
It’s the main reason why you wake up in the morning, set goals for yourself, and rank your priorities.
When you’re Intentional, you’re able to focus your time and energy on the things that truly matter, without distractions or waste.
It allows you to become a better version of yourself every day: as a person and as a professional. And that’s THE source of success.
You can also get (back) on track of a fulfilling lifestyle by setting your Intention today.
There are different ways to become intentional. Here are my the five steps I use to Set Intention:
- Define your Purpose
- Acknowledge your challenges
- Build a support system
- Engage with your Purpose
- Apply your Intention in your life
1. Define your Purpose
What is it that drives you?
I’m not asking what your spouse or your parents think.
It’s about that fire you have inside of you that you have (or haven’t) discovered that gives sense to your existence.
Maybe you haven’t dared to talk about it to anyone because they will say you’re crazy.
Yes! You know what I’m talking about…
Crazy or not, develop a clear picture of your Purpose.
You may want to define a personal and professional Purpose, and that’s fine.
Even though they’ll have a lot in common, separating them can help you succeed even faster.
Your Purpose helps you separate the goals are meaningful to you from the rest.
2. Acknowledge your challenges
From the moment you have clarity about your Life’s Mission you’ll see things differently.
Once you know exactly what you want for yourself and those around you, you’ll find it easier to:
- Define your priorities.
- Declutter your schedule.
- Find energy for the things that matter.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean things will be perfect.
And I’m not saying that to discourage you.
On the other hand, I want you to prepare yourself for your success journey pro-actively.
If your Intention is to live a healthy life and among your goals, you want to lose weight, you should avoid buying junk food.
Acknowledging this possibility can save your diet on those days when you experience cravings.
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Preparation is key to success!
3. Build a support system
The moment you unveil your Life Purpose and Set Your Intention, you don’t want to be alone in your journey to success.
Having a support system is excellent to help you:
- Overcome adversities.
- Brainstorm solutions.
- Exchange ideas.
- Celebrate victories.
It’s incredible when you can call someone close to you your accountability partner.
But remember that most importantly is that whoever you choose is sincerely interested in your success.
More often than not, you’ll find support “elsewhere”.
Whether it’s a support group, participants of goal-related events, or a coach, you want to connect with like-minded people, not just anybody.
4. Engage with your Intention
Now that you know your drive by its name, it’s time to develop your relationship.
Build a strong connection with your Intention so that it can help you keep going also when the odds aren’t on your side.
There are various methods you can use for that. My personal favorites are:
- vision boards
- Pinterest boards
Anything that allows you to feel your Purpose right here, right now, is the ideal method for you.
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Make it tangible and experience it as if you were living in the moment.
5. Apply your Intention in your Life
My Intentions, both personal as professional, are related to helping people.
That’s my Mission.
Showing people they can achieve more, live fulfilled and be happy means a lot to me.
But stronger than telling people that, is living by my Code.
From the moment my actions speak louder than my words, I’m living my Intention.
And it’s the only effective way to show people they can too.
You can apply this principle to any Intention you set for yourself.
Live today as if you had already achieved your Life Purpose and the path will show itself right before you.
5 Days To Set Your Intention
If you follow the five steps I shared above, you’ll be able to set your intention for success.
And I’m here to make it even simpler!
That’s why I put together a 5-day email series to help you set your intention to become more productive. It’s called 5 Days To Set Your Intention.
The focus of the challenge is to help you go through the steps I mentioned above to:
- Get clarity about your purpose.
- Develop the right mindset.
- Connect with a support system.
- Define your priorities.
- Clear your schedule of busy work.
- Create a sustainable strategy.
5 Days To Set Your Intention is PERFECT for you if you:
- Have too many ideas, but can’t pick one to prioritize.
- Have things you want to accomplish, but don’t know how to turn them into goals.
- Had goals, but you gave them up because you were feeling overwhelmed.
- Are tired of setting resolutions that don’t stick.
- Have a packed schedule, yet you feel the need to do more with your life.
- Have too much on your plate, and your daily routine stresses you.
- Need a hand to set the first steps to a more fulfilling lifestyle.
This challenge is NOT for you if you:
- Don’t think it’s important to have goals or objectives in life.
- Think your goals aren’t worth investing a couple of minutes for just five days.
- Have an ideal schedule that allows you to do everything that you want.
It’s the perfect time to spring clean your priorities, declutter your calendar, and reorganize your schedule.
Before you go
Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?
What’s your Life’s Purpose?