We all have intentions. We have a lot of intentions. We want to improve our lives, develop ourselves, make better choices, achieve more results, find success, fulfillment and happiness. Everyone has intentions, but how many of us actually take action?
“I will meditate every day” how often do you actually meditate?
“I will work on my business every weekend” how many weekends do you spend working?
“I will go live every week” how often do you actually go live?
“I will work out twice a week” how much do you actually work out?
“I will choose healthier foods” how healthy are you really eating?
You say you’ll do things, but it never happens. Or maybe you follow through for a while, and then something gets in the way.
Stuff always seems to come up. You lose your motivation and you say goodbye to your intentions. Back to default life. And default programming. Your autopilot always seems to win.
You may be setting conscious intentions, but your brain has another agenda. It constantly sets some unconscious intentions of its own. This is what creates the inner conflict you're experiencing.
Wondering why this happens? For starters, your autopilot brain is a sneaky bastard. It wants to be efficient and likes comfort. Not taking action is exactly that. Your brain uses a lot of techniques to get you to stay put and never change.
When you set goals and intentions, this is what you imagine will happen:
Seems simple enough, doesn’t it?
In reality, there are a lot more forces involved…
Your intentions are driven by your beliefs about what is possible in the world and what is possible for you. They’re driven by your values, what you truly find important and what your purpose is in life. They’re driven by how you see yourself, and the person you want to become. They’re driven by your rules about the world and how people should behave.
You might have an amazing purpose but it’s in conflict with your unconscious rules or beliefs. You might want to become a different person but your current identity is so strong, it will stop you from taking action.
You might have all the right intentions but you always get back to unresourceful emotional states that stop you in your tracks.
Ever heard yourself say “I told myself I would do it, but I just don’t feel like it”? Emotions are can either act as fuel for you to act on your intentions or stand in the way of you following through.
If you don’t know how to manage your emotional state, those emotions will demolish your actions.
You have emotional habits you always return to. You also have behavioral patterns that are ingrained in you. Do you always hit the fridge when you come home from a workday? Do you always need to watch Netflix for an hour after working productively for a few hours?
And then there are your thoughts… The inner voice that never leaves you alone. The mental chatterbox that can’t seem to shut up about how you feel too tired to work out, about how you’ll never sign a high-ticket client, or about how you don’t deserve the success you dream of.
Needless to say, there’s a lot stopping you from fulfilling your intentions.
All of these forces generate an autopilot that governs your daily decisions. When it’s not in tune with your desires, it will mess up anything you’re trying to build. Whether it’s a successful business, a healthy and fit body, or anything else you’re dreaming of.
The key to fulfilling your intentions is to get into alignment. If you can align all the forces into one direction and develop an autopilot that works FOR you instead of against you, things will change. Really fast.
Focus on only a few intentions and make them extremely effective so they can take calm & crystal clear action every day.
Leverage the power of alignment: audit your mind to understand your driving forces and align them towards your goals.
Minimize your default impulsive behavior by pausing and observing first in order to take deliberate action instead.
I started my online journey as a blogger years ago and learned everything about growing an audience online. After my blogging days I became a marketing consultant and learned how to build an online business.
I then realized that I had a huge love for coaching, so I started a certification course and got coaching clients.
This journey sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Well it wasn’t. It was full of overcomplicating, self-doubt, overwhelm, overplanning, procrastination, perfectionism, and anything mindset-related you can think of that would hold you back.
All entrepreneurs struggle with this and need support to get through the rollercoaster in the best possible way.
That’s why I have made it my purpose to help entrepreneurs understand their mind and take action with ease in order to get to their results a whole lot faster.