Set Your Intentions Deliberately

Set Your Intentions Deliberately

Set Your Intentions Deliberately


So we’re in the first few days of a new month, about two weeks into a new season, and into the last quarter of 2017… already!  I thought I would repeat a post from the beginning of the year to see where we’re at regarding setting or establishing our direction intentionally, not just with a “whatever will be will be” attitude. It also fits well with this being Women with Intention Wednesday, which I blogged about on my other blog (check it out HERE).





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, then 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 or set reminders with notifications, 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.





So here’s your mid-week inspiration, #13 from Karl Moore’s 18 Rules of Happiness.

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





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 concept 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 setting your intentions deliberately?


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







5 thoughts on “Set Your Intentions Deliberately

  1. I just wrote about setting a schedule for myself too – to bring some structure. And love all the quotes you mentioned in today’s post – ‘sometimes the smallest step’ is one I really loved

  2. Most days I have a plan. I know by the end of the day whether I’ve let things usurp my plans. I can almost pinpoint where I get distracted and it’s usually when I let other people’s priorities squash my own.

    I’m notorious for saying YES to all things. It’s been a real struggle as I curb this habit this year.

    It’s only recently that I became aware that the stress it causes me is only one casualty. The damage to relationships, my reputation, and disrespect toward others are also side effects.

    Yes, set intentions. And accept that things probably won’t go as planned, or as you hope they will, but exactly as they DO.
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