All About Intentions!
The new year is a time of reflection and growth. It’s a time when many people set resolutions in an effort to better themselves. However, research shows that only 8% of people actually achieve their resolutions. Why is it that so few people are successful? The answer lies in the fact that most people set goals rather than intentions.
What is the difference between intentions and goals?
When you set goals, you are usually looking at the end result and what you want to achieve. This can be very motivating, but it also sets you up for disappointment if you don’t reach your goal.
Intentions, on the other hand, are defined as “a determination to do something” and are all about the process. They are about how you want to show up in the world and how you want to feel every day. When you set intentions, you are focusing your energy on what’s important and on what matters most to you. And by doing so, you are more likely to stay motivated and committed over the long term rather than falling short by trying to achieve overly ambitious goals.
Why should you set intentions?
Setting intentions has many benefits, including increased focus and clarity, improved mental well-being, more motivation and energy, better relationships, and more success in achieving your goals.
What kind of intentions should you set?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to intentions, but some good starting points include improving your health and well-being, deepening your relationships and connections with others, developing new skills or talents, exploring new interests or hobbies, living more mindfully and intentionally in each moment, and pursuing your passions. Ultimately, the intentions you choose should be ones that resonate with you on a deep, personal level and that help you achieve the vision of your ideal life. So take some time to reflect on what’s most important to you and then set some meaningful intentions for yourself.
Should you share your intentions with others?
While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to sharing your intentions with others, some people find that doing so can help them stay accountable and on track. By letting friends, family members, or a supportive community know what you’re working towards, you will have built-in support and encouragement along the way. However, others may prefer to keep their intentions private, as doing so can help them stay focused and motivated without feeling pressured or judged. Ultimately, the choice is yours – there are benefits to both sharing and not sharing your intentions with others, so you should do what feels right for you.
When should you set your intentions?
Some people prefer to set intentions at the start of each new year, while others choose to set their intentions on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis. Whether you decide to begin setting intentions at the start of the new year or whenever the timing feels right for you, what matters most is that you do so in a way that aligns with your values and helps you achieve the life you want to live.
By understanding that intentions are all about the process, you can set yourself up for great success as you see all of the progress you make along the way. This year, why not skip the resolutions and set some intentions? You can set them on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis and use them to help you achieve great things!