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Master Your Goals: 4 Easy Steps to Setting Intentions

Master Your Goals: 4 Easy Steps to Setting Intentions

Are you ready to make this year your most successful yet?

2023 has arrived and it's time to evaluate your life, business and objectives again - this is the perfect opportunity for you to manifest success with setting intentions. Unlike resolutions which are so stringent that they can be hard to reach, intention-setting allows us a more gentle approach by shifting our attitude and mindset towards who we intend on becoming. To get started today, here are four steps you should take when creating an intention:

1. Evaluate Yourself

The first step to setting intentions for 2023 is taking the time to evaluate yourself and looking inward. It’s important to be honest with yourself about what you have achieved so far, where you are currently in your life, and where you want to go. Taking stock of your current situation can help you identify any areas that may need improvement or adjustment this year, as well as giving insight into how best to achieve your goals going forward. This process requires self-reflection, asking questions like “What do I need more of? What should I prioritize in the coming year?” By doing this work now, it will be easier for you to set realistic expectations for yourself that will lead towards lasting success.

"Spending time casting our thoughts back over the past day, week, or month and sitting down to regularly set goals for the future feels like a luxury of time [executives] can't afford. But the truth is, these practices are proven to lead to more productivity and better performance from the world's best leaders."-Gia Storms

2. Envision Success

Write a paragraph about envisioning success for the new year and talk about how it is a way to program our brain and our subconscious toward what we want to see happen.

Envisioning success for the new year is a powerful practice that can help us program our mind and subconscious towards achieving our goals. It’s important to take the time to pause and visualize your ideal outcome - what would success look like in 2023? What would it feel like? How would you define it? By picturing this success, you can begin to create a roadmap and guide for how to get there. Visualization is also a great way to stay motivated throughout the process - when your mind wanders or when challenges arise, simply picture that ideal outcome and you’ll be more likely to persevere through tough times.

3. Get Away From Fear-Based Goals

As 2023 rolls in, many of us will be setting goals and intentions for the new year. But it’s important to remember that self-criticism and fear-based goals are not the way to achieve success - instead, we should focus on positive intentions and take action with self-compassion.

It can be easy to get caught up in trying to do too much or perfecting something beyond our capabilities. This often leads to feelings of frustration, disappointment, and even failure when our expectations are not met. That’s why it is so important to set realistic goals that you know you can accomplish without beating yourself up if things don’t go as planned. It’s also beneficial to break down your larger goals into smaller tasks that feel more manageable - this helps keep you focused on what needs done while still allowing room for mistakes along the way. Taking a step back from time to time will help put things into perspective so that you can adjust your approach if needed without feeling like a failure.

Positive intention setting is key here - rather than focusing on what could go wrong or worrying about potential obstacles, try shifting your mindset to focus on what could go right. It’s important to stay focused on your goals and trust in yourself to make it happen, no matter how small or large the task may be. Finally, practice self-compassion as you move forward - mistakes are part of the learning process, so don’t beat yourself up if things don’t turn out as planned. Remember that success is a journey, not a destination, and each step along the way will bring you closer to achieving your dreams.

4. Write Down Your Intentions

Write two paragraphs about writing down your intentions. Create a picture, write it on a sticky note or simply write it on a piece of paper next to your bed.

Writing down your intentions for the new year is an important step on your journey towards success. Not only does it help to clarify your goals and make them more concrete, but it also serves as a daily reminder of what you are working towards. Taking the time each day to jot down your intentions can also help keep you motivated and focused on the bigger picture. Just the simple act of writing it down can help to give you clarity and purpose each day as you strive to achieve your goals.

It doesn’t matter how you decide to write down your intentions - whether it’s a few sentences, an elaborate storyboard, or a simple drawing - just make sure that it’s something you can look at daily and feel inspired. It’s also helpful to keep these intentions somewhere visible, such as on your desk or by your bedside. By having a constant reminder of what you are striving for, you will be more likely to stay motivated and move forward in the direction of success. Setting intentions with the new year is an important step in creating the life you want, and writing them down can help make that dream a reality.

Good luck! You’ve got this!

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