“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.” – Wayne Dyer
The power of intention is often discussed…
as if it’s something you’re either operating by or not.
When someone says they’re being “intentional,” it sounds as if they are…
-really applying themselves
-putting major focus on what they want
-becoming clear and pointed in creating a result
The only thing missing from that explanation is that being “intentional” is actually happening ALL the time, not just when we’re conscious of a desire.
A great mind once said “If you want to know what you’re committed to, look at what you’ve got.”
That’s a sobering thought. What it means is that we’re ALWAYS operating out of an intention, whether it be a conscious one (e.g., a result-focused desire) or an unconscious one. And, regardless of whether that intention is conscious or not, there is a specific result that reflects back on that overt or (more often) hidden intention.
To consider that you’re always creating something, proactively or by default, has you think twice about not thinking, doesn’t it?
The good news is, if you don’t like a result you’re currently experiencing, you can always dig underneath to find the sourcing intention of that undesired result.
Perhaps easier than it sounds…but definitely doable
The playful exercise for today is to simply become aware of when you think you’re being intentional and when you seem to not be. In those place where you are, what are you getting? In those places where you seem to not be, what are you getting?
Conscious power of intention: if you’re reading this, it must be a game you’re intending to play.
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Got nothing unintended?
“Intention is one with cause and effect. Intention determines outcome.” –Oprah Winfrey
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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