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“An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.”

This quote from John Maxwell’s Intentional Living has stayed with me over the last couple of weeks. If you’re not familiar with John, he’s a world renowned leader in, well, leadership. He’s an author, coach and speaker, and you could say he has learned a little in his own path of life and leadership. This book of his, however, is different. It’s more personal, and it causes you to think deeply about your own life, decisions, and your “why.”
Good Intentions vs. Intentional Living

John stresses the grave difference between good intentions and intentional living. A lot of people in this world have good intentions. Good intentions are nice, but they don’t result in actions. How often do you act on those good intentions to make a difference?

Read through this quote again.
“An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.”

The question then becomes, “What is significant to you?” Maybe it’s encouraging others or creating a safe, welcoming community for women in need. It could be any number of things, truly. But when you discover what is significant to you, that’s when you can start to be more intentional about your thoughts and actions. When you find your significance and therefore, feel motivated to act on a situation, that’s when good intentions become intentional living.

Remember this:
“Intentional living makes it happen.
Unintentional living wonders what happened.”

Don’t be left to wonder when you can be a part of the magic happening around you. One of my goals for the new year is to be more aware of situations around me and intentionally find opportunities to help others and show kindness. Just think of all that would be possible if we take one “good intention thought” a day and turn it into action. xo

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