Sick of Resolutions? Use Powerful Intentions to Become Whoever You Want to Be
How was 2019? Did you accomplish most of what you set out to at the beginning of the year? Every New Year people make resolutions they don’t keep. Why is that? Often it’s not the resolution that’s the problem; it’s that the intention behind the resolution wasn’t powerful enough.
Author Brenna Yovanoff explains this beautifully when she said, “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.”
Intention – it’s interesting how that word is usually used in a negative context. When we don’t follow through we say we had good intentions like, “I was going to work out this morning”, or “I planned on visiting my elderly grandmother,” and then we get busy, forget and don’t follow through. These good intentions are like unfulfilled goals.
The kind of intention we’re referring to is a specific state or frame of mind that serves your purpose in life. When you’re setting powerful intentions you’re telling yourself and the world:
- Who you want to be.
- What you wish to contribute.
- How you choose to touch the lives of others.
Goals tend to be structured and one-dimensional. Powerful intentions are as expansive as you want to make them. You have the freedom and the power to become whoever you want to be. You’ll be amazed at how many resolutions or goals you’ll successful meet when you consciously base them on your intentions.
What are some of the benefits of setting powerful intentions? Setting and living your intentions allows you to:
- Focus on who you are in the moment.
- Get past your current problems and struggles by focusing elsewhere.
- Recognize and live your values.
- Raise your emotional and physical energy as you build momentum.
- Create a reminder for how you want to live each day.
- Live in harmony with your purpose at all times.
- Receive inspiration and motivation to achieve your purpose.
- See things you may have otherwise missed.
- Be receptive to new ideas and opportunities.
- Make lasting changes in your life.
Traditional goals or resolutions don’t usually work because you tend to focus on the negative. You attempt to “fix” what you don’t like about yourself or your life. They also focus on some future time and take you out of the moment. As a result, you’re not living your true life – you’re not enjoying each moment you live.
We’ve found that utilizing NLP skills really empowers your ability to follow through on well-thought-out intentions. Our brains work primarily from our sensory system (pictures, sounds, feelings) and NLP addresses this by getting our intention sensory specific. It enables you to see, hear and feel what it will be like to live in harmony with your new intention.
Instead, of some distant, seemingly unachievable destination, your powerful intention becomes your new reality. For example, instead of saying to yourself, “I want to lose 15 pounds,” you will say, “I’m going to treat myself to a nutritious lunch because I’m a healthy person and I deserve to feel energetic today.”
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