Sunday, April 17, 2005

Intentions Equal Results

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives" - William A. Foster

In all the years I have been saying "Intentions equal results", teaching it, running it by clients, this past week was the first time I threw this concept at someone and heard (immediate response) “I like that!” Usually I get flack, a puzzled expression because they can’t figure it out or resistance such as “What do you mean I intended for that to happen to me?”

It’s not always perfectly explainable but in the scheme of things, what we intend to happen by attitude, perspective, ways of being is what ultimately happens!

So many thanks Mr. “B” for saying that : )

It’s almost a piece of the Attraction Program™. What you ‘put out there’ is what you will attract to your life. This is oversimplified and the Attraction Program is far from simple, but think for a moment….needy people attract needy people, powerful attract powerful….positive people attract the positive in others and whiners attract whining out of others. Just think for a moment, a powerful CEO of a company who is successful, do you think for a moment that person will have time for and accept whining, negative, stagnating people for a minute?

When was the last time you stood by and listened to someone complaining about everything wrong that’s happening in their life? Does the other person in the conversation start talking about their perfect life or try one-upmanship? More than likely the response will be “Well if you think THAT’S bad…..just listened to what happened to me!” and the spiral downwards continues.

If you intend to get the best out of your day you will….same goes for the best in people, or the best experience you can have or doing the best you can. If you intend to do your best that doesn’t guarantee a perfect outcome. It does mean you will do whatever you can in the best way possible towards getting the best results you can achieve. And if you intend to do the least and not engage yourself then the results will reflect that as well.

Intend: def Have in mind as a purpose

Intention: def Perspective, purpose, direction, slant, viewpoint

"Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it." - Warren G. Bennis

What is your intention for today? Ask yourself that at the beginning of every day and you’ll be amazed at how the answer will guide you towards a future of your choosing.


Donna Karlin

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