“The principle that rules my life is the principle of intention.” —Oprah Winfrey
New Year’s Day marks the time to make resolutions. But unfortunately for many of us, our resolutions will fizzle out before reaching fruition.
That’s because once-a-year resolutions on their own don’t occur regularly enough—or go deep enough—to see most of us through. At best we meet them briefly and then fall back into old habits.
Why is that?
Frankly, because resolutions usually lack a clear and specific intention.
Resolutions focus on something we want, while intentions reside at the core of all our actions.
For example, you might make a resolution to lose 20 pounds. By doing this, you identify your weight as a “problem” and come up with a plan to “fix” it. But what if you set an intention for health and wellness instead? You’d focus on what you want from within (being healthy) and what you need to do to achieve it (exercise, eating habits, etc.), rather than simply pushing to “lose weight.”
Done this way, you’ll find that your goal is not only met, but actually sustained.
That’s why today we’re going to look at the only New Year’s Resolution you’ll ever need—the resolution to consciously set your intention.