• a note on “personal intentions“ 🖊
there’s this mental trap that many fall victim to: the “trap of intention”, where you think you’re doing well because you’re excited about your vision or future circumstance. you experience joy because you’re already feeling the satisfaction of having your goals met. it’s a beautiful thing, to embody what you hope to attain before you obtain it. to feel like who you want to be before you become it.
but there’s one problem with this type of euphoric state. sometimes you build a comfortable bed in it and forget to actualize the results you’ve grown mentally comfortable in. you forget to take action because you already feel “good enough” thinking about all that you’ll come to do (despite many people never getting to do any of it.)
you might be asking yourself: “why do I need to attain it if I already have the sense of fulfillment as though it’s mine if I already feel on top of my own world, who cares whether I’m there the answer is SUSTAINABILITY.
fulfillment that is rooted in intention can only last so long. it demands results sooner or later to be able to sustain itself. consider the example of a relationship: you love someone and you “know” they love you, so you tell yourself it’s okay that they don’t show evidence of their affections for you because you’ve embodied the love scenario where you run off into the sunset together. you visualize it, you feel it, it’s yours. but as time passes, it becomes harder to see the sunset and your fill of love feels less full. let me make you aware of the countless loveless relationships where one person or both are pretending that the love is there in order to feel as though it is.
what you want to do or want to happen is never going to be as powerful as what is. furthermore, it will often deter you from taking the necessary steps to ACTUALIZE what you want in this life. don’t grow so comfortable in the thought of what you want to have that you never get to have the real thing.
#affirmations are #powerful so here's one for the week.
If you are reading this, you are blessed.
If you are alive, you are blessed.
If you are going to scroll past this post, you are still blessed. 😉