Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
-- Henry Ford

 

   

The MONTHLY Motivator - January 2011

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What do you truly want for your life? What do you dream of? Do you have a dream? Of course you do. You have something that you know will make the world right, and that will make the world the way it is meant to be for you. You have many things you want for your life in many areas.

When you take those wishes, those things you think might be nice, and you clarify them, you make them into intentions. To do that, you must decide exactly what you want to create. You have to go from the point of “it might be nice” to the point of “this is what I intend to do.” That creates an intention. You take your wish, your purpose, your values, the things that mean something to you, and put them into concrete form. You put them into a form in which they can be manifested in your life. You imagine how your purpose or your value will look if it is expressed in your life. It can be a material thing, or a situation, or just a feeling you want to have, or a value you want to live with. Whatever form it takes, creating an intention means coming up with a specific expression of what means most to you.

The intention itself, however, is not enough. To give that intention real power, so that it will indeed happen for you, you have to connect it with your expectations. That is a powerful combination. Because what you expect to happen is going to happen. You are constantly in the process of creating your reality, all around you in your life, based on your expectations.


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