Most of us are running around with a long to-do list in our heads. Some of you who are more organized have yours down on paper or your computer. Action is important because without it, nothing would happen. The question is, are you leveraging your actions for maximum results?
Even the most efficient people may not achieve their ideal results if they have not taken the time to be intentional about the impact they want their actions to have. For instance, Tammy is a small business owner who is very clear that she wants to build her business this year. She has implemented some of the marketing strategies that she has learned from marketing experts.
Tammy complained that while she does take all the right actions, her business clientele is not growing anywhere near the rate she desires. When I asked her if she was deliberately setting intentions about what she wanted from implementing each strategy, she told me that she wasn’t.
Going through all the right motions is the typical way most people feel when checking things off their list. The key to Tammy’s result is to believe that every inspired action she takes and strategy she implements will yield the impact she intended. Then, she must ask herself before each action she takes, “For the sake of what am I taking this action?”
When I write articles, I always set an intention about what I want you, the reader, to feel, shift, or do as a result of reading this. When I respond to my clients, I think about what I want them to shift or believe about their power to manifest before I speak. Every action I take is infused with my intentions and my desired end result.
Knowing specifically why I am taking an action and being connected to my feelings while performing the action yields me magical results. Just going through the motions takes up my time and yields disappointment.
While being intentional about each action you take seems simple, most of you aren’t doing it. Or maybe you do it with only the actions you “think” will manifest the BIG results. But you’re not being deliberate with all the baby steps you take in between.
Never under estimate this power of intentionally leveraging each and every to-do item on your list…including picking your kids up at school. Do you just want to pick them up or do you want to have a good time doing it?