It’s one thing to set a goal, and aim for a higher level of success in either your business or your personal life. Anyone can set a goal. It’s another conversation altogether when it comes to setting your intention.
Regardless of whether your goal is to increase your sales, save more money each month, or lose 10 kg’s by summer, you need to get your mind on board with the plan.
You need to set your intentions in a clear but flexible form.
Intention is the starting point of every goal. It is the creative power that fulfils all of your needs, and directs your thoughts towards your desired outcome.
If not, here are a few tips on how you can be a little more intentional this week:
1. Know What You Want – Every morning when you wake up, sit up on the side of your bed, and before you stand up, take a minute to set your intention for the day. Say it out loud or speak it in your mind, but start your day by setting your intention. Visualise your intention, and see it happening in your mind.
Eg: “Today I am going to meet 2 new prospects,” or “Today I am going to drink 8 glasses of water,” or “Today I am going to Inspire everyone I interact with.”
2. Let Go of Limiting Beliefs – See your personal potential as limitless. Avoid placing boundaries or limitations in your own mind. This is important in ensuring your intention is powerful. Believe in abundance.
Eg: Instead of saying “Today I am going to inspire 1 person,” you will notice above I used “Today I am going to inspire everyone i interact with.”
3. Take Action – You cannot set your intention and then get to work and log into Facebook. Visualization needs to be coupled with hard work. Break your goal down into activities and take action. The more action you take, the faster your fears disappear.
4. Detach From Your Outcome – This is difficult for most, because you are more inclined to be attached to a specific outcome that you desire, as you know it will fulfill your needs. Rather intend for everything to work out as it should, and be open to all opportunities that come your way as a result of what you have set in motion. The outcome that you try so hard to force may not be as good for you as the one that comes naturally. Be open to everything.
Eg: You make a coffee appointment with a client hoping for one-on-one time to build a relationship for future business. The client arrives with 2 colleagues much to your disappointment, but the meeting ends with solid leads from unexpected sources.
5. Be Aware of Synchronicity – When you set a clear intention, and start taking action, you will be amazed at the power of what you set in motion. You will begin to notice coincidental happenings that seem too good to be true. These are the signs to be aware of that you are on the right track. Keep taking action.
Eg: You start making a few calls to past clients you haven’t spoken to for years. Out of the blue another client who you thought would never deal with you again phones you for an appointment.
If you’re tired of setting goals and not following through correctly, then its time to make a change. Follow steps 1-5 above.
Yes, this is more about mind over matter, but if your mind doesn’t support your goal, then you might as well float through this week and start again next Monday.
The choice is yours…