How intentional are you in living your everyday life?
Did you know that every single day when you wake up, you have the power to influence how you would like your day to be like? Unless of course you have someone, who waits for you to wake up, so they can tell you what you should fill your thoughts with!! I didn’t think so….
Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” …
Yes, intentional living is possible. I say so because that’s what I do. I may not be completely where I want to be but, I am definitely exposed to the things I want to be exposed to.
Being intentional basically means, having goals and making a daily effort to reach them. It means deliberately doing certain activities and placing yourself in positions that could land you among the opportunities you seek.
It means getting out of your comfort zone and determining what makes you tick and how could you best get to it.
They say there are 2 most important days in a person’s life; the day you were born and the day you find out why?
So, if you know the why, you can easily work on finding the path that will take you there. That would mean the following;
- Intentionally associating with certain people.
- Studying and following certain people.
- Reading certain books.
- Joining networks with like-minded people.
Let’s look at these 2 examples;
- If you wanted to be a singer but couldn’t because you either working full time and don’t have the time.
- You could just accept the fact that the odds are against you in becoming a singer OR
- You could find a way in your spare time to get singing lessons and start singing in a choir or become a backup singer whilst still learning the ropes and eventually branch out and start singing as a career.
- If you wanted to be a public speaker but because of current financial commitments, you must work at a job that has nothing to do about speaking!
- You could just sit there and hope that someday your chance will come where you could be speaking in places you never imagined OR
- You could start researching about public speaking, ways to get involved, identify the type of speaker you want to be and follow those people. You could even start volunteering to speak for free at events. In time, all these intentional activities could eventually lead you to becoming a full-time speaker.
The point is, intentionally is building relations and spending time doing things that you want to do without it feeling like an extra chore. You want it to feel more like a way of life.
Personally, my life has changed due to intentional living, I wake up feeling much happier when I think of what I’m working towards. Sometimes, I feel I don’t have enough time in the day to do all that I want to do, because I’m so excited about the little achievements I make.
If you are going to spend time on social media scrolling through people’s pages, ask yourself after every social media session; What new thing did I learn from that? If nothing, then how about finding someone who is doing what you are doing or want to do and follow them. That way whenever you have a social media session you will be learning something that will contribute to your journey.
If you are going to spend time with a group of people, ask yourself; What value are you going to get from spending time with that group? And no, it doesn’t always have to be for business, it could just be a chill with a group of friends. In that case, you will be intentionally planning to have fun, so you will tell yourself ‘I’m going to have fun and so you will have fun because that’s how you conditioned your mind before going out.
Don’t just DO things to do them, be INTENTIONAL!!!
If you don’t just want to live an ordinary life, then you will have to be intentional about converting all your time and energy into that which you have been called to do
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.”