Monday, January 14, 2013

Setting Intentions vs Setting Goals

This morning I reread a very interesting article about the difference between intentions and goals.

1. Setting an intention is about understanding what you're doing, and why you're doing it. It's more about spending time "inside" visualizing and getting very clear about what you want.

Goals are the concrete result of your intentions. An intention is not concrete, but energetic. It's the way we send messages to the Universe about what we want to create.

2. With goals, the future is always the focus. Setting an intention is quite different. It puts your attention on the ever-present NOW in the constantly changing flow of life. You set your intentions based on what matters most to you and make a commitment to align your worldly actions with your inner values.

3. Send out a thank you in advance. "This place of knowing is a place of intense and incredible gratitude. And that perhaps, is the biggest key to creation: to be grateful before and for the creation. Such taking for granted is not only condoned, but encouraged. It is a sure sign of mastery - knowing in advance that the deed has been done.

"You cannot exercise much power without gratitude, because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power."

A great article - Living Backwards in Time, shows the difference between "what if" and "as if" written by Michael Formica.

Feeling grateful,