Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The Power of Intention
Intention underlies everything we do. Think of anything you have ever accomplished in your life. You will find that you had intended it first before you realized it. Intention always precedes result. It is said that, when you change the way you look at things, they also change. If you change your world view the world also changes.
Does that mean that there is no reality?
No. Reality always exists but we perceive it the way we want. Your reality may not be my reality. For example, at times of crisis there are those who see only problems and there are others who see opportunities. The difference is not reality because the two realities exist. Rather, intention or your view determines what you see and get.
This brings us to the most important question. Why do some people succeed and others fail? The answer is to be found first and foremost in their intention. Other factors like strategy, simplicity and action are also important. Intention however comes first and precedes the other factors.
What kind of intention achieves super results?
The quality of your intention determines the quality of your results. If you intention is hazy then the results will be inferior in quality. To get great results your intention must clear. You must be clear in your vision. Without a clear intention you grope in darkness.
The universe has everything we need. To get it we must ask for it. It is said that the universe give each and everyone what they request. Focus is a product of our thought or intention. When your thoughts are full of fear, your focus is on things that make you fear. You may focus on your inadequacies, weaknesses, and others superiority. But when you are confident, you focus on your strength, advantages, superiority and competitiveness. You tend to ask questions that increase and support your progress, improvement and achievement.
Definition of Intention
A working definition for intention is: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible. My intention is to transform the conversation around dreams from fear and doubt, to hope and possibility, followed by action and results.
Wayner Dyer in The Power of Intention says that, intention has a connotation of nobody is going to get on the way. I intend for something to happen. I goanna make this happen no matter what. Regardless of whatever opposition I encounter, I intent to make it happen. That is what intention is.
When should you set an intention?
You could set an intention every day. Your intention could be to work less and make more, or to find a new career that you are passionate about. It could be to get healthy and physically fit, or to spend more quality time with loved ones or alone. It can be specific and about something in particular or more like a quality, such as to be more relaxed or involved with life.
People set intentions on all kinds of dreams; to get married or have children, to get a job or make a career change, to write a book, lose weight, or move to a foreign country. When you set an intention and then act on it to demonstrate your commitment, amazing things occur. Intention can also give us fortitude for dealing with tough times.
Empower Network and Intention
In Empower Network, the founders David Wood and David Sharp challenge the members to set their intentions. Whatever your intentions are, big or small, Empower Network will work for you. It will attract your reality. But you have to have an intention. Then use the power of Empower Network to get your intention fulfilled. When you join Empower Network you will experience and learn how the power of intention is helping its members to achieve their dreams.