Create Your Future
Is Intention Real?
Can intention give you the power to create your future? Have you ever wondered why you aren’t living the life you want? Do you sometimes feel that you’re working hard and doing your best yet you aren’t moving forward?
The biggest obstacle to success, may in fact, be your mind.
How we see the world
We each have our own unique perspective in how we see the world. Experiences remain with us and somewhere in our subconscious mind we hold those memories and recall them without even knowing it.
One example of this comes from a current client, we will call her Anna. She is actively trying to further her career and she is doing the right things to make it happen. Anna sends resumes, networks, takes added responsibility, and is active in the community.
The missing link
However,, in addition to all of these positive things, Anna is also subconsciously telling herself that she doesn’t have a chance. Her self-esteem is very low. Anna was fired from her first job in high school and she continues to feel inadequate because of it. Even though it happened many years ago, and she is no longer the person she was in high school. She is going through the motions physically but holding herself back emotionally.
As we worked together I started making suggestions to her about the power of intention and positive thought. She shared with me that over the years there had been times when she wanted a particular position and she allowed herself to believe she would get it only to find out that she didn’t. She put her emotions on the line, she allowed herself to hope and she feels let down.
So, if this “intention thing” works, why was she let down?
Use Intention Carefully
I believe that the problem was in how she used her positive thoughts. She focused on a job, a particular position that she believed was in her best interest. She focused all of her energy into that job and she maintained the positive energy necessary to allow it to happen.
However, by focusing on one specific job, she closed her mind to wider possibilities. Instead she needed to actively visualize the life she wants, not just the particular job. While all of her energy was on landing THAT job, she easily could have passed right over another opportunity that might have been even better.
What about you?
Are you holding yourself back? Are you focusing on particular positions, or a particular house or car or vacation? OR, are you focusing on a whole picture; a spiritual journey that allows you to be all that you were created to be?