Intentions

January 26, 2015

It’s the last week of January, which means gyms are still full and people are still excited about finally keeping their New Year’s Resolution. For some reason, the thought of January brings out the big planner in all of us. We read articles about how the “super successful” plan their year after Christmas, and we set high standards for all that we will accomplish in the upcoming year. Think about it: if we all actually achieved our New Year’s Resolutions, our country would be incredibly fit, very well read, and probably even well traveled. Yet none of those things are true. Why? Because our January plans are actually intentions, not resolutions. And intentions never accomplish anything. No one ever got healthy by talking their way into muscle growth.

Peter Drucker once said “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” Many of us have great ideas and fantastic plans, yet we fail to put in the work necessary to translate those ideas into action. Why? Because talking about change is far easier than working towards change.

In order to change yourself or change the world, then take the time to turn your dreams into action steps. If that process has you stumped, then ask yourself this question: what is the very next thing that needs to be done towards accomplishing my goal?

Answering that question could cause you to change the world.