What does it mean to be intentional? Is it enough to mean well? Does it require detailed planning and specific definition of desired outcomes? Can we only be intentional about our situation right now?
Truly being intentional requires understanding that our attitudes, feelings, thoughts and actions (conscious and unconscious) directly impact every single one of our experiences.
Intentional living involves taking responsibility for our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being and freeing ourselves from self-limiting conditioning. It requires gaining clarity about what we want and who we are, owning what we say and choosing how we “show up” in all situations, and for how we want to contribute.
Being intentional requires refining skills, learning to choose to respond vs. react, and expanding both thought and comfort zones while consciously increasing focus on the experience we intend to create – without defining how it “has to” look.
It’s simple, but rarely easy. Is it worth it? You get to decide.