Originally posted 7/16/2012
In a recent blog post, I wrote about the importance of searching for our purpose so we can be happy and be doing that which brings us joy. So let’s say you have decided it’s time to start your exploration… now what??
There are two things that can help us to move forward: our intention and our attention. Webster defines the words as follows:
Intention: “A determination to act in a certain way.”
Attention: “The act or state of applying the mind to something.”
Putting those two words together, you get something like “applying the mind to a determination to act in a certain way” or “a determination to apply the mind to a particular something.” You can see how putting these two words into practice is a powerful combination!
Here’s an example from my own life. Long story short (read the longer version here), my husband recently had very serious, life-threatening health issues and my life became a 24/7 vigil of worry, fear, and exhaustion. I was putting all my attention on the worst that might happen, and constantly feeling “woe is me” for having to deal with so much all at once, all the time.
One day, a conversation I had with my life coach finally woke me up to where I was putting my attention, and I realized I needed to change that to keep my health and to get my happiness back.
I decided right then and there to put my attention on the positive parts of my life, and I changed my intention from “get through the awfulness of today” to “move forward and change my life, taking action each day to re-find my joy.” That intention is strong… I am sticking to it relentlessly… and IT IS WORKING!
I couldn’t have made that change without support, which is why I am so committed to providing support and resources through the International Center for Women on Purpose. Here you can get support and help on honing your intention, creating your action plan, and focusing your attention on your purposeful journey.
The first step begins with you, so why not start by signing up for our NO CHARGE teleseminar? Send me an email here to be notified when registration opens.
There is no complicated formula… just allow the change to flow through you, and reach out for help and guidance today.