“Intend” does not mean maybe and “Intention” does not mean you’re considering a course of action. If you truly want to change your life, or something in your life, you must live with intention.
What does that mean? If you say that you are living with intention you are saying that you have a purpose and a plan. When you tell someone that you intend to do something you are telling them that you have an objective. Having an objective implies that you are moving toward that objective. It means you’re not just talking about it because you are taking action to make it happen.
Sometimes we try to lie to ourselves when we see someone achieve something great. Whether they have written a bestselling novel, landed a wonderful job, sculpted a strong, attractive body or made a dream come true, we attempt to convince ourselves that they were able to do it because of some special advantage. They had money, time, an easy job, no kids, or they just got lucky. None of those things are true. They did it because they intended to do it.
I hear this frequently in my own life. There are those who assume I am slim because of my genetics or that I was able to write a book because I have some inborn natural skill for putting words on paper. Both assumptions could not be further from the truth. I am slim because I intend to eat well and exercise frequently. I write because I have the intention to write and I practice daily.
Here’s the bottom line. If you want change you have to move, take action, do something, intend! Take complete responsibility for your life. Don’t wait around for something to happen for you. Go out there and make something happen.
No more waiting. No more excuses. Do it.
Life is now, don’t wait.