Yesterday I had a great discussion on the subject of intentionality. The dictionary defines it as “the fact of being deliberate or purposive.” In other words, if you don’t intend to, you probably won’t.
Experience suggests that the default nature of most of us is to wait for things to happen. We wish and hope and dream and imagine. But of course, none of those “activities” are very effective catalysts to accomplishment. It seems that only genuine intention that leads to actual doing ever results in any kind of movement.
That isn’t to say that it is wrong to hope or dream or imagine. But until that dream becomes an actual plan, with deadlines and goals, it will remain a mere figment. Stephen Covey described it as being “proactive.”
The key to being proactive is remembering that between stimulus and response there is a space. That space represents our choice— how we will choose to respond to any given situation, person, thought or event. -(Stephen Covey)
Is there something you want to accomplish today? Make a choice.