Lisa wants to feel happy again. Under the weight of family and work responsibilities, she’s been stressed and exhausted. Yet, she knows she loves her family and career and desires a joyful life.
Travis wants to be more present with his family. Content for years being a workaholic, he recently realized how short life can be and is ready to spend quality time with his family.
Victoria wants to stay healthy. She’s improved her healthy habits before, only to relapse. This time, however, she’s fighting a diagnosis that can be reversed by reducing stress and living a healthy lifestyle. She wants to live a long, active life with her kids and grandkids.
The common but invisible thread that connects these three people is this: Each person has actually declared an intention, rather than wistfullywishing for things to be different.
“Conscious change is brought about by the two qualities inherent in consciousness: attention and intention,” writes Deepak Chopra in Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. “Attention energizes, and intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life…. Intention, on the other hand, triggers transformation of energy and information. Intention organizes its own fulfillment.”
When you declare an intention, you gain the support of your subconscious mind.
Here are some suggestions for how to work with intentions to bring what you need into your life.
- Get clear on what you want and why. It’s not enough to know what you don’t want. You can’t get what you want until you know what that is and why you want it.
- Imagine it. See it as happening. “Your imagination creates the inner picture that allows you to participate in the act of creation,” writes Dr. Wayne Dyer in his best-selling book The Power of Intention. “Your willpower is much less effective than your imagination, which is your link to the power of intention.”
- Keep yourself receptive. Exercise, eat healthy, play and relax. Stress, exhaustion, anxiety, etc., become “static” that interferes with the “frequencies” of what you’re wanting to bring into your life.
- Take action. Intention isn’t about sitting back and waiting for it all to come to you.When we commit to a thing by taking action, it’s often surprising how quickly our intentions are realized. Lisa began working with a coach to put in place stress-management strategies leaving her feeling refreshed and joyful. Travis set boundaries at work allowing him more time with family. Victoria enrolled in an exercise program and increased her vegetable and water intake.
- Surrender control. This means to let go and trust. Let go of the particular way in which things will happen. Let go of fear, doubt, worry and disappointment. Let go of the notion of struggle. Trust that the outcome will be just right.
To your success,
Elite Coach ⋅ Speaker ⋅ Author