The start of a new week provides many opportunities to establish and accomplish goals toward your purpose and self-improvement. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is easy for one to get sidetracked and stray off course.
You may be thinking, “What should I do to stay focused?” “How can I become a better steward of my time?”
What does it mean to be intentional?
Intentional definition: done on purpose, deliberate, conscious, calculated, intended, planned, purposeful, willing.
To be intentional, you must know your target and the goal that you are aiming toward. This will shape your focus and commitment toward specific objectives.
Operating in intentionality permits you the capacity to obtain the desired results you would like to see in your future.
As my high school principal use to say, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Intentionality requires a certain level of consciousness and awareness that will always have you setting your hands to things that only increase your value and substance in order to fulfill your purpose.
It costs you nothing to be intentional, but lack of intentionality is the recipe for complacency. Complacency is not your friend if you have aspirations to be all that God has called you to be.
You cannot afford to sit idle, waiting for things to just come together and “work out”.
Let’s get moving.
Get up from your slumber.
Turn up your focus.
Write down your goals.
Write down the vision.
Perfect your craft.
Remove unnecessary baggage and distractions.
Tap into your purpose.
Surround yourself with good things and stimuli that is moving you toward progression and not regression. Love yourself enough to put away the things you know are not beneficial to your life. Wake up everyday with intention in your heart to make a step toward the vision you have for yourself.
Whether it is at your job, in your romantic relationship or friendships, family, or for your personal development, intentionality affords you the ability to elevate to that next level in life. Will you sacrifice a little more time in planning and setting goals for yourself this week or will you continue to keep things the way they are and not strive for progression?
Pay now or pay later? The choice is yours!
- Chiara J.