The Intention that Precedes every Goal Outweighs the Wording of that Goal
Goals can be transactional or transformational.
There are short term goals or steps, for which we take deliberate action, such as completing every day tasks, and then there are long term goals, which we set intentionally and which often take longer time and effort to realise.
For a long term goal to be accomplished we usually need to first transform and become the person who can achieve it.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTENTION AND A GOAL:
A Goal - What do I want? e.g. I want to get a new job.
An Intention- Why do I want it? - e.g. I want to have more freedom and autonomy and a more balanced life.
Intention - asking 'why' will always be more significant than the goal itself.
HOW TO BECOME MORE INTENTIONAL IN THINKING?
To become more intentional, choose your thoughts wisely. If an un-intended thought emerges let it pass, accept its occurrence without judgement of yourself or that thought. Then choose a different thought , one that aligns with your intentional living. It takes practice for it to become a habit. What helps in the process is a physical shift of perspective.
SOME TRUTHS ABOUT INTENTIONS:
You have impact on what happens through your intentions
Your intention is a reflection of who you are and what you want
Intention is the energy which flows into and through your actions, words and deeds
Whatever comes back to you is the direct reflection on what you intended and not on what you actually said or did