Action vs Intention

What you say you want to do versus what you actually do makes all the difference when it comes to your goals.
By
Dave Yandel
December 21, 2020

It’s easy to have the best of intentions.  You say you want to improve your health and fitness, you say you want to eat healthier, you say you want to find more time to practice mindfulness.


Okay...what are you doing to reach your goals?


That’s the difference between intentions versus action.


Intention is the THOUGHT of what you want to do and how you are going to get it done.


Action is the physical thing you are doing that will help you reach your goal.


It’s relatively easy to start something new (going to the gym, meal planning, etc.) but sticking with it for the long haul is what is difficult.  The reason you find it so easy in the beginning is because it is new and exciting.  But unless you set yourself up for success, you will find that after 2 or 3 weeks you aren’t practicing those new routines or habits anymore.


The best thing you can do for yourself is to prepare to be successful. Pack your gym back so you can swing by for a workout right after work - remove the need to stop at home first. Plan all of you meals at once so you aren’t scrambling to find a healthy meal (or a meal in general).

Figure out what you need to do, what works for you, to get from point A to point B.


If you aren’t willing to take action, or change your current actions, to reach your goal it may be time to examine if the goal is really something you want.


If you need help making your health and wellness a priority, we are here for you!  Set up a goal session today and we will be glad to help you find the right path to your goals.

Book mentioned in the podcast:

The Power Of Habit

by: Charles Duhigg

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