This week, we’re talking about setting intentions.
Many of us wake up each morning, get ready for work, do what we’re paid to do, come home, and start all over again the next day. We don’t have any real plan — we just bounce from one commitment to another.
But have you ever thought to take a minute each day and set your intentions? Today, I want to accomplish this. Or I want to live by these certain principles.
The most successful people in life always have a plan… And it may not be a perfect plan, but they’ve got some kind of guiding principle every day.
So as you look at ways to be more successful in your life - whether it be at work, at home, spiritually, or in whatever way is important to you - be intentional.
Before you go into a meeting, set an intention for how you want it to go.
Before every email, think to yourself about what you want to convey to the recipient, and do your best to get there clearly, and concisely.
It takes a lot of self pep talks in the beginning, but set reminders on your phone at two or three different times during the day that say things like - be intentional, or be patient, or be kind.
Every time you sit down at your desk, use that as a reminder to ask yourself - what’s the most important thing I need to do right now, and be intentional with your actions.
You’ll be more successful for the effort.