Every situation has a silver lining – discover a mindset that heals and enlightens.
October 20, 2021 · 7 min read
The best way to ensure you achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life is to behave intentionally. – Deborah Day
Intentions are like a caring friend who leads to a path of achieving goals with more confidence. Intentions are fantastic to change your outlook of the world and be more positive.
As you may know, positivity can increase your productivity, eliminate negative self-talk, reduce stress, and even lengthen your life.
Words are energy and so are positive intentions. They’re a blissful light of hope that alters to a happy and full of achievements life.
Intentions are fixed and clarifies what’s the most important. Goals are an ambition to achieve the desired result. Intentions act as mind power and goals act as tangible result that is achieved by a set of actions.
To give an example of the difference between an intention and a goal, picture this. Your intention is to live a healthy lifestyle. Your goal is to eat more vegetables and go to the gym four times a week.
As goals and intentions are correlated, at the same time they are a bit different.
Remember that intentions are based on mindset and goals are driven by real actions. Intentions act as a driving force to set your mind in a positive state to achieve your goals much easier.
Positive intentions provide a guideline that reminds you how to achieve your goals. They clarify your underlying values that support your main desires and living standards.
Positive intentions are a form of manifesting and helps you to feel better what it’s like to achieve success. A powerful intention has the power to change your life.
The world is awaiting your gift – all you have to do is show up with the right intention. – Lewis Howes
Here are signs and good intentions examples that they work for you:
Positive intentions must reflect what you want and not what you don’t want. A positive intention has to sound affirmatively and very clear. Practice setting the same intention in your mind daily until it becomes a reality.
Think about it for a second – if your intention for today is “I am not going to let myself down with negative thoughts and people that criticize me”, it automatically puts you in alertness mode. You will be either consciously or unconsciously fearing yourself and other people. It’s not a good state of mind to spend your whole day in.
Instead, you should say “I will be looking positive things in people and be inspired by them”. While the aim is the same, the power of words will put you in an exciting mood instead of a fearful one.
The best way to set daily intentions is by writing them down. You will never forget any intention and you can even put them in front of your wall. That will remind you of your ambitions and living standards.
Positive intentions are associated with mindfulness that makes us pay attention to the present. Similarly, personal growth can be achieved only if a person is aware of his imperfections and is willing to work for it in a positive manner. That’s why positive intentions are important for personal growth.
Intentions prepare the mind to develop itself by creating a comfortable and ambitious environment. If a person doesn’t have a motivated mindset, he can’t continue to grow himself.
Ideally, you should set intentions daily in your mind after waking up. It will remind you where to shift your focus and where to put the most energy in.
Affirming daily intentions in the morning will also boost your mood and set you for the day. It’s a big win right there!
Gratefulness helps us in focusing on the positive things in our lives rather than on the negative ones. – Pooja Agnihotri
Whenever you affirm an intention, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you’ll have to give 100 percent of focus into your manifestation. If that positive intention resonates to a longer-term goal, it’s sufficient to think about it daily or every other day in order to be inspired and not to give up on your dream.
If it happens that you skipped to affirm positive intentions for one or a few days, it’s absolutely all right. If you’re conscious about it and don’t give up on your goals, you will end up completely fine.
It’s not enough just to say an intention in your mind or out loud. Without believing in your words, the intention will never become a reality.
That’s why it’s essential to be very mindful of your words. You must shift all your focus into an intention statement and believe it.
It helps us also to observe our feelings, thought without being our own judges. Most importantly, it reduces anxiety and increases your positivity levels which result in achieving goals through positive intentions.
Being positive increases our physical and psychological well-being. It also allows us to cope with daily challenges in life a lot easier.
Positive thinking has to be incorporated into your lifestyle. It should be endorsed as much as possible.
It’s fairly easy to fall into negative thinking and shift all the blame to other people or environment. It can be also very frustrating to set intentions for the day that might look overwhelming.
However, positivity helps to solve this problem by bringing constructive mindset into your life that allows to perceive the world brighter and happier. We begin to trust the process no matter what we do.
The main key of positive intention is understanding how exactly you want to feel like.
As the best way to understand that is through the power of pain, but that’s not the most pleasant experience. However, that’s a guaranteed way in comprehending the feeling. Let me give you a personal example.
I was bullied in elementary school because of being overweight. Back in my childhood days, my intention was to lose weight and not to feel this pain ever again. I’ve managed to sense the feeling of success very clearly.
Positive thoughts, words, and actions create positive feelings. Positive feelings generate positive energy. – Nozer Kanga
Therefore, I’ve set a goal to lose 10 kg (22lbs). My pain helped me to reduce the weight to my desired goal through positive intentions. I’ve never been overweight since then.
If you really want to achieve a certain goal, pain won’t be a necessary element. You must feel it within depths of your mind. Building an intention using the power of the feelings and manifestation will ensure that you’ll manage to achieve your goal.
Everything is built on the “why”
Not only the technology that we have around us is based on “why”, but also our feelings.
People would accept a change easier if they understood the reason behind it. It matters more what benefit we receive from the reason rather than how much we like it.
For example, not many people like the idea to work, but they understand the value of working more which translates to getting paid more. Therefore, it’s not rare that people sacrifice their leisure time to earn more money.
Similarly, when you will understand the reason behind the intention, you’ll be far more likely to achieve it because you’ll know the value it provides.
People also fear what they don’t understand and make their success process much more complicated. Overcoming doubts will greatly increase the chance of success.
Fear of failure often makes us to stagnate and be idle. Fears don’t let us to progress further in life and achieve great things that are waiting for us. We fail to set intention statements and succeed in them.
The most common reason for that is fear of pain. Some people try to avoid fear of failure too much. Their motivation to be on the safer side exceed the fear of pain. Because of that people tend not to explore their full potential and limits to achieve success.
Daily intentions should never be meant to be fearful of. First of all, they’re just intentions and not actual particular goals. Intentions act as foundation for the goal to understand better what you want from it.
Secondly, there’s almost no chance that a positive intention could harm you in any way. They’re supposed to make you more decisive, uplifted, and generally a happier person.
All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get. – Brenna Yovanoff
The more you spread happiness and kindness, the more you’ll be surrounded with alike people and good aura. A positive environment is a necessity for positive intentions to come true.
Positive intentions and their end goals can be manifested through kindness. Pure thoughts always lead to a better and more meaningful outcome and your intentions for the day won’t go to a waste.
Sometimes, some things have to settle, and you have to think about the intention of it. – Edgar Wright
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. - Judy Garland
Our intention creates our reality. – Wayne Dyer
Positive intentions are the foundation for success. That’s because goals are based on intentions and very clear purpose.
Practicing positive intentions will attract nothing more than good outcomes for you. You’ll be able to enjoy the present, nourish relationships, get to know yourself better, and achieve anything else that you want.
Now you have a solid idea what positive intentions are. If you feel like you want to manifest and achieve more than this list of intentions provide, feel free to do it. Remember that you need to set positive intention based on what you want and not what you don’t want.