Do your intentions have the commitment needed to lead to success?

Do your intentions have the commitment needed to lead to success?

Today I wanted to take a couple of minutes to talk about something that I feel is very important. It is something that I see come up with my clients often as well as myself. It is something that changes my day when I change my mindset around it. And that is the difference between having a good intention and having a commitment to something.

I’m in the middle of a big 30-day challenge right now trying to learn a new system that I know will be great for my business and potentially something that can be a big benefit to my clients as well. So this is something that I really want to become an expert at because I see the potential of it. In order to do this, I have to do it every day for 30 days. If I don’t get it done in the 30 days, the training is done and I won’t have that resource available to me anymore. The issue I’m having is that my travel schedule for this month is one of the craziest ones I’ve had in a long time. I think I’m at my home office 10 days or so out of the month. So I’ve had to work on figuring out what are my intentions vs what is my commitment.

If I’ve been to your office before, I’ve talked to your team about intentions. Intentions are really good. We all need to have an intention when we start our day or a meeting. And it is important to share those intentions and what you hope to get out of them. That’s what an intention is- hope you will get something or what your focus or mindset is.

But there is an additional piece to having an intention and that is the commitment. Once you have an intention to do something, then you get to decide “Am I going to commit to making sure this happens no matter what.”

So going back to the training challenge I am doing, I’ve had to decide to commit to my intention to become an expert at this program. So last night I was up to 1AM watching videos and doing my homework. Was I tired? Sure! But I am committed to my intention and that is what is going to lead me to be successful in getting what I want.

Now I’ll be honest with you, this isn’t the first time that I’ve attempted this challenge. I have done it once before but by the third day, I was done. I hadn’t committed to the intention well enough. I hadn’t set aside time to do all the work. I was letting other easier, low-hanging fruit types of things take precedence over the hard work. And I didn’t get what I wanted out of it. I set the intention but I didn’t have the commitment.

So this week I want to challenge you to set some intentions and then really look inward to see if you are committed to that intention. For example, you may intend to increase your sales by 100%. But when you think about what it is going to take to reach that goal, you may find that you are not really committed to doing everything to make sure that happens no matter what. If that is the case, consider making some changes to your intentions. Focus on those things that you are truly committed to and passionate about.

If you would like to share your intentions with me, I would love to be a support to you.

Proactive, Productive and Profitable,

Dino Watt