What are your intentions for the New Year? Are you one of the millions that are unemployed right now? Or are you working and happy where you are? Are you looking to advance your career? Are you considering starting your own business so you can control your own income? Would you like to bump your success up to the next level?
Well, there’s a particular term that can set your sail for the right port of success, no matter what your goal. That term is “Pattern of Intention“.
Now, you may not have heard this term used before, but Pattern of Intention is the action of putting specific activities into your daily life based on your desired and intended outcome.
For instance, if you would like to run in a marathon, then your Pattern of Intention would be your daily training methods, style, times, etc. That’s because these action steps will make it possible for your body and mind to be conditioned properly so you can compete in the marathon when that day arrives.
So what is your goal for this next year? Whatever it is, your Pattern of Intention should be something (or several somethings) that will prepare you for your goal. If you’re looking for a new job or to increase your income in your present field, then your Pattern of Intention could include everything from weekend seminars to full semester courses.
It could include visiting forums in your field of employment to make new business acquaintances. During those conversations you can let it be known you are furthering your education. It could include participating in network groups in your area to meet other professionals that might open new doors for you. The difference is the second one is offline and local, whereas the first one is an online activity, and can be local, national or even international.
Let’s say your goal is to write a book this year. Your Pattern of Intention could be rising two hours earlier each day and writing for those two hours before heading off to your regular job. Again, that would be a Pattern of activity that would propel you toward your desired goal. It would also be an ongoing Pattern of Intention after your finish the first book and move on to your second and third. This could be a daily writing pattern, regardless of how many books you already have behind you.
Your activities include certain actions geared specifically toward furthering your career, your contacts and your training and education. You do these things regularly – either monthly, weekly or daily, whatever is appropriate for that activity. This is a pattern of regular activities you have worked into your calendar with the specific intention of where it will lead you in the next six months or a year.
So think of your goals for 2015. It could be something quite significant, like a new career or new job. It could be more personal like losing weight or improving your health. In those situations, your Pattern of Intention would be things like going to the gym several days a week or walking a certain number of miles every day or eating healthier.
The interesting thing about a Pattern of Intention is that it is SPECIFIC TO YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME! You can change it at any time. You can add other Patterns of Intention, according to how many goals you have going at any one time. But the counterpoint to that is the responsibility of success also lies solely on your shoulders. If you do not fulfill your Pattern of Intention and you fall by the wayside, then that may be a strong indicator that you are not serious about your final goal.
Make certain you do not take on so many “action steps” that you cannot remain totally dedicated to each one and be able to follow them to fruition.
I’d love to hear one of your goals for this new year and what Pattern of Intention you are using (or will be using) to propel you in that direction of success.
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To your rebirth, your recreation and to your new success,
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