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December 18, 2017

Set Your Intentions for 2018

If you’re like most people, you set resolutions each year, and if you are like most people, you rarely achieve them! Maybe you should consider setting intentions rather than resolutions. What’s the difference?shutterstock_93517747

According to wikidiff.com, “As nouns, the difference between resolution and intention is that resolution is a strong will or determination while intention is a course of action that a person intends to follow.”

Big difference, right? An intention is a course of action!

As the end of 2017 fast approaches, think about what’s ahead for 2018. Pretend it’s one year from today, and you are writing about everything that you accomplished in 2018. Consider both professional and personal accomplishments.

What’s on your list?

Take each item and create a course of action to achieve it. For example, let’s say one of your items is to obtain a professional certification that will enhance your career and promotional opportunities. What actions steps are necessary to achieve this? When will you take them? When will you complete each step? The more detail you include in your course of action, the more real your intention becomes until you can believe that you can do it.

Intentions carry more power and are more motivating than resolutions because they force us to look at how we will achieve them.

“Our intention creates our reality.” Wayne Dyer, author

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