What is your Intention?
Have you ever wondered what will make a difference in your life? Let’s explore our thinking on that. According to the late Charlie Tremendous Jones, “Five years from today, you will be the same person that you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet.” Let’s go deeper. How do you spend your time each day and what are your thoughts in regard to what you do now and its effect on your future.
How do you spend your time?
How you spend your time reflects a lot about how seriously you perceive the value of time. Set your intention. Lay out your schedule so that you are moving toward your goal. Define whether or not an activity is the best use of your time. Will that use of your time and energy have a positive impact on the end result you are working toward?
Look at all sides of your decisions. Do they require immediate action? Are they in your best interest in the long run? Have you asked all the questions? Are you considering long term obligations? Take the time to make those judgments for yourself and for your future.
Feeling positive about your choices can be extremely inspiring and motivating. Set your priorities. Get started. You will find that you bring satisfaction to yourself and attract others to do the same.
Brian Tracy notes the importance of understanding the consequences of your decisions:
Do what has the greatest positive impact on your life.
The mark of the superior thinker is his or her ability to accurately predict the consequences of doing or not doing something. Thinking continually about the potential consequences of your choices, decisions and behaviors is one of the very best ways to determine what is really important to you.
Your attitude toward time—your “time horizon”—has an enormous impact on your behavior and your choices. People who have a long-term view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future. Long-time perspective is one of the most important factors in determining your success in life. So what is it that can help you the most?
Read more from Brian Tracy on why it’s important to evaluate the potential consequences of your decisions.
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