Today I want to share a SHIFT that will help you set an intention for the changes you want to make in your life.
Setting a daily intention is a powerful habit that can literally change your life. An intention is different from a wish – a thought with no action behind it. Setting an intention means purposely identifying what you want to experience and then consciously looking for opportunities to invite what you want.
I a a big believer in the power of intention. For example, I want to be healthier and stronger. To support that intention, I intend to make better choices about what I eat and drink. Before I put something in my body, I ask: am I fueling myself or faking myself out. (By faking myself out I mean am I eating when I really want something else.)
Another example, I set an intention this year to become a best-selling published author. To support that intention, I created space on my calendar to write – and every morning, before I get out of bed, I make a declaration that I will write today. I have also post weekly updates about my book on Facebook. (The feedback and support from my Facebook network has been awesome!). So far, I finished the first set of revisions and am on track to submit it to the publisher this month.
Here’s how setting a daily intention might look like in your life:
- Want more purpose? Set an intention each day to do what’s aligned with your purpose.
- Want more passion? Set an intention to do something that nurtures your spirit each day.
- Want to earn more money in your business? Set an intention to focus on revenue generating tasks first each day.
- Want more clients? Set an intention to invite one two people each day to a free consult or introductory session.
- Choose a power word or phrase. (The graphic on this page is a word cloud of power words from the Brilliant Business Girlfriends Group).
- Create an intention based on your power word.
- Write the word and your intention on a 3×5 card, post-it, or even a app on your phone. The goal is to put it in a place you can refer to it easily and often.
- Set aside time to meditate and reflect on how your intention is showing up in your life. You can do this weekly with a friend, coach or even by journaling.
Talk to me! Do you have a power word or phrase? Have you set an intention that you are actively working on?