Power Thought: Intentions don’t get you there

by | Apr 5, 2013 | Power Thoughts, Taking Action

Marcus Slaton
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“It is not our intentions, but your decisions that lead us to our destinations.”
~ Marcus Slaton

What this quote means in business:
Marcus Slaton, one of the speakers at Craig Duswalt’s Rockstar Entrepreneur Conference last month, shared the vision behind his business. It is based on one word, two purposes and three principles. One of the principles, stated above, really struck a chord with me.

All the good intentions in the world will not take you where you want to go. Actions will. And all those actions are based on decisions, big and small.

  • Do you turn right or left?
  • Do you say yes or no?
  • Do you take and action or sit still?
  • Do you stay or do you go?
  • Do you speak your mind or hold your tongue?

Any one decision may or may not change the course of your life. But the trend of your decisions most certainly will.

And the beauty of it all is this: You can — at any moment — decide to change that trend.

So, at the next decision point in your business, ask yourself these questions:

  • What intention is driving your answer?
  • Does this intention serve you?
  • Does your answer move you toward your vision or away?

When you truly understand your own intentions — the ones driving your decisions, not the ones behind your vision — you’ll be able to make better decisions that move you toward your goals and vision.

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Now its your turn:
Are you living with two sets of intentions — those driving your decisions and those that support your vision? How have you uncovered your unconscious duplicity? What steps have you taken to make your decisions be more in alignment with your vision? Share your insights in a comment below.

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