How Being Intentional Makes You Happy

Written by Lisa Martin, PCC

"Inspiration does not beget action. Action begets inspiration." - Chinese Proverb

This proverb succinctly sums uprepparttar power of intention. Nothing happens, nothing changes without intended action.

An intention can best be described as an aim guiding an action. What you intend, what you truly focus your energy on, will in some form be realized. The thought alone will not makerepparttar 137900 intention come true--rather,repparttar 137901 outcome will be influenced by your desire combined with action steps, small or large. Clear, achievable intentions lead to transformation.

When you are clear on your intentions, your expectations become realistic and achievable. That leads to less disappointment and more happiness. How many times have you found yourself wishing you'd done things differently? That party you planned just didn't come off exactly as you'd hoped. Your presentation did not haverepparttar 137902 desired effect. Your holiday was fun but it was not all you had hoped it would be.

If you want things to turn out in your favor start becoming more intentional. Here are three ways to support you to take intended action.

1. Know What You Want

As Steven Covey says "start withrepparttar 137903 end in mind." Whenever you are about to embark on new adventure ask yourself what you want it to look like. Get a clear picture in your mind. If you are thinking about booking your next holiday visualize what you truly desire...the location,repparttar 137904 weather,repparttar 137905 experience,repparttar 137906 connections with people and how you will spend your time. Ask yourself, "What is my overall intention for this vacation."

Hold Tight To Your Integrity

Written by Josh Hinds

Hold Tight To Your Integrity By Josh Hinds (c)

While I might concede thatrepparttar spoils of life don't always go torepparttar 137842 most deserving. I hold true torepparttar 137843 belief that without a doubtrepparttar 137844 "spoils" are always more enjoyed when one has lived a life with integrity and not sold out onrepparttar 137845 things they value most.

I have known men and women who have gone fromrepparttar 137846 top, torepparttar 137847 bottom, and back torepparttar 137848 top again, and a common thread among most all of them is that they always held tight to their integrity.

I would advise that you always makerepparttar 137849 effort to remainrepparttar 137850 person who never looks down on another, no matter what place in life you may currently find yourself. If you are in an enviable place, be thankful, but don't live in a way as though you are above anyone else.

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