Rule of Happiness #13 – Set Direction with Intention – July 25 Inspiration

The older I get, the more I discover I need to be structured and deliberate in my actions. It’s challenging dealing with the “here for” issue.  You know, you walk into a room and suddenly can’t remember what you came in here for! If you don’t know what I mean, than you are blessed and don’t suffer from brain fog!  😉

So I have to make lists, use color-coded notecards, use the “S Note” feature on my cell phone, and/or hang sticky notes, all to make sure I don’t forget important things. Some of the details on these lists and within notes are the things I intend to do each day in a structured or scheduled order; seeing them written down helps me set the direction or plan for the day, as I can reflect on them or refer back to them.

 

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So we are up to #13 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.

Here are #1 – #12 in case you have missed any, or would like to look back at them:

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

Rule # 4: Follow Your Bliss

Rule #5: Learn to Let Go

Rule #6: Do Random Acts of Kindness

Rule #7: Enjoy Happiness NOW

Rule #8: Invest in Experiences NOT Hoarding Possessions

Rule #9: Appreciate BOTH Sides of the Coin

Rule #10: Be More Social

Rule #11: Love More

Rule #12: Pursue a Dream 

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So belated for Monday (I did INTEND to post, as usual– but life happened, and I was offline and away for most of the day!), we have rule #13…

Rule #13 – Set Direction with Intention

Decide on where you’re going and how it’ll be for you – and it’ll happen.

Set your intention first. Make it clear that you’re going to have a great time, you’ll meet some fantastic people, and that it’s going to be wonderful.

Set your general intention every morning and every night, too. The brighter and more positive, the better.

Set your sunny intention – and you will be happy.” — Karl Moore

Whether you think you can or you can’t,

you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

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My reflections:

While I know for sure things happen to derail our good intentions and direction for a day, since we really have no control over some things, I think the overall rule here is good. I definitely feel happier when I have a plan and get things done on any given day.

I also like Henry Ford’s simple quote: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”  Simple, yet powerful!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

How do you feel about today’s rule of happiness?

Have you experienced the truth of setting your direction for the day (week, month, year) intentionally and seeing good results?

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My “bliss” – quiltmaking!

One of my many favorite log cabin variations!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. There is such a lot of wisdom in your posts Karen, some would say it’s common sense, but as we allknow comon sense ain’t so common

  2. What a great list! I generally set an intention for how I want to feel and leave the manifestation of it up to life. The less I personally plan and the more I focus on how I want to feel the happier I get. That’s been my journey so far 🙂 Thank you for a wonderful read!

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