Two friends are chatting about their diets. The first one says, “I want to be healthy and feel great.” The second one says, “I intend to be healthy and feel great.”
Which one do you think is going to get healthy and feel great? Yup—the one who intends it.
Wanting is simply wishing you can have or do a particular thing it. Intending means you’re committed to achieving something by making a plan for success—and sticking to it!
The fuel for desired results and the key to intention is action – try this to build your intention muscle:
Get clear on what you want. Create a vision board by gathering images and words that pertain to your goal and gluing them onto a large piece of construction paper. Hang the collage in a spot where you’ll see it often. Or, you can use an online service like Pinterest to create a digital vision board.
Do something to make your desire happen. Let’s say you want to eat four servings of vegetables a day. Your first action may be to go to a farmers’ market and purchase a few veggies you can cook for dinner.
Celebrate your achievement! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for meeting your goal.
Did you know that you can even set an intention to have a great day? Yup….here’s how to have a great day, every day! Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?
Try this “setting an intention to succeed” exercise. It is used by professional athletes, speakers, politicians, and performers:
Before you get out of bed, lie there for a minute and think about what you have planned for your day.
Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding at your desired outcome.
Replay your success several times in your mind.
Next, add other senses, including sounds, smells, and touch. For instance, as you replay your success, you now also hear the director offering you the gig, or you feel the physical sensation of your finger hitting the “send” button on your latest assignment or you feel the sweat on your brow from your workout.
Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel your elation at getting the part, or your pride at finally finishing your work or how good you feel when you finished your workout.
You can perform an “intention to succeed” exercise throughout the day as many times as you desire.
Do you intend to exercise, eat healthy, and feel fantastic? Then make a plan to succeed, visualize it, and materialize it and if you need support reach out and get it.
So that’s it for today…I did promise a few game day recipes so here goes.
And here are three recipes I made for another super bowl Sunday: crispy baked chicken wings with garlic pecorino sauce, cucumber cuties and guacatatoes . s a
And click the link below to download a recipe book that has some additional recipes (the chickpea salad is to die for).
Please let me know if you try any. I would love your feedback.
P.S. As Coach, I specialize in helping people make their own healthy changes. Are you ready to get started? Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!