Set your direction for 2017 INTENTIONALLY! Don’t leave it to chance or “whatever” happens along the way. When you do something intentionally, you do it by choice, on purpose, and deliberately.
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.
Here’s your mid-week inspiration, #13 from Karl Moore’s 18 Rules of Happiness, which seems especially relevant for the beginning of a new year!
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,
– Henry Ford
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!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
How do you feel about this rule of happiness and its application to setting the direction for 2017?
Have you experienced the truth of setting your direction for the day (week, month, year) intentionally and seeing good results?
Since this is Wednesday, this post today also happens to be INTENTIONAL. 🙂
I’m also participating in the UBC this month!