Actor and Comedian Jim Carey has this great quote, “It’s our intention. Intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.” At the same time, nothing happens without action, but all actions begin with intention. So, what is “intention?” It’s the focused inspiration that underlies the manifestation of our thoughts and dreams. You could define it with words like insight, innovation, or vision. It’s that nebulous sounding SPARK that underlies all great achievements.
Here’s the question we should all be asking ourselves, “If the universe is this wild and unpredictable place, full of possibility, why are our thoughts about our own life so limited?” It’s because we’ve bought into the limiting labels placed on us by well-meaning people, including ourselves. You know, “our story.” But we can change all that by intentionally altering what we focus on.
If we observe people who are happy and successful, they all have something in common, they are not victims of their lives. They choose to focus on possibilities that allow their dreams to come true. That’s the key, you must change your focus. When we look at those who have done the extraordinary, we will see this commonality, that they are laser focused on their desired outcomes. They understand the power of intention. The late great motivational author and speaker, Wayne Dyer summed things up nicely in his book, The Power of Intention when he said, “By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through.”