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Is Now the Right Time?

4 Reasons to Set an Intention Now

Sometimes things come along at just the right time.  It’s almost as though we ask the universe a question and voila– the answer appears. Has that ever happened to you? Of course we have to be open to recognizing the opportunity and an important part of taking that first step is to set an intention.

The word intention  gets thrown around a lot and I think its important to clearly define what it means.  Here’s the definition that I like: intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Notice the word commitment which indicates that an intention is more than just a good idea and that action is involved. When you set an intention, it doesn’t mean you sit back and wait for things to happen. Instead, you take action, expecting a certain result.

Four Fast Facts about Intention

  1.  You are beginning to fulfill and take action on your intention the minute you respond with a yes or a no. Making a decision is the first step and begins the transformation in your life.
  2. Everything begins with intention even when we don’t consciously think of it in this way. I bet you have a success story that started with an intention. Maybe it was an intention to start a business, create a new product, increase your income or plan some time off.
  3. Getting clear on your intention is the most important step. Intentions work best when they are specific and include a time frame.  Why do most of us never get clear?  We let our busy, distracted, reactionary lives take over.  It’s like going on vacation but never taking the time to figure out where you are going and how you are going to get there.
  4. You create your own reality through your intentions… or lack of them.  If you don’t plan your life, trust me, someone else will and one day you will wake up to find that you are living someone else’s dream.

What is an intention that you have set for 2022? Is it clear? What actions are you taking to make it happen?


Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Wow! Lynne’s expertise in personality styles, mindset and priority management is a powerful combination.  The interactive and personalized format was engaging and gave me tools I can use and actions I can take right away. I am able to more clearly articulate what my business is (What do you do?) and who it serves (Who is your ideal client?), and I have come away with a system for building my business (How do I do it?) Erin Shaw




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