Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Focus on What You Want

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our minds are incredibly powerful. We put that power to work for us when we consciously set an intention to be or do something. Get into the practice of consciously setting an intention for every activity in which you are involved.

Your intention might support efficiency – for example, to complete a job or project by a specific time. Your intention might support your personal growth, e.g., to undertake a task that scares you. Or it might support more soul connection, e.g., to see beauty in the chaos of your day.

When we make an effort to set an intention, no matter how trivial it may appear, we are taking the time to choose what we want for ourselves. And clearly, this is essential for our growth – to actively, thoughtfully choose what we want for ourselves.

“By becoming a conscious choice-maker, you begin to generate actions that are evolutionary for you.”
-- Deepak Chopra


Susan Arthur said...

Hi Ijeoma
I love the painting, but could you also put in a blog post about it- why you chose to put it on your blog, what it means to you?
Thanks for all your inspiring quotes!

Valentin said...

Ijeoma, you talk about a very interesting issue-the notion of pursuing what you want.
It is surprising indeed that nowadays many people do not know what they want-they are rather influenced by their parents, families, friends or by their environment at large.
In fact, that's why democracy exists-to provide a set of personal choices and give people the opportunity to justify those choices with their actions and behaviour. As i said, unfortunately not many people are aware of that.
That's why we need more world of work training programmes-in order to ehnance our ability to make decisions and be accountable to those decisions.
What do you think? Anybody?