The Power of Clear Intentions

I want to talk about a principle that’s vital to success in ANY goal you may wish to achieve, weight loss related or not.  In fact, I’ll be honest and tell you that I frequently floundered instead of hitting goals until I discovered this secret.

The principle I’m talking about is the principle of clear intentions.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this  power tool.  You’d only be doing yourself a disservice.

Having a clear intention means knowing EXACTLY what you want to accomplish, and EXACTLY how you are going to accomplish it.  If you’re not clear about what you want, you’ll end up with mixed, confused results.  If you don’t know exactly how are you’re going to accomplish your goal, then you’ll going to make half assed attempts at it, scatter your efforts and scatter your energies.  The chance that you’ll hit your goal is minimal, at best.

Having clear intentions is like having a laser-guided homing system…you can COUNT on getting what you want!

So…how can we apply this powerful thing to our weight loss efforts?

Grab a piece of paper and pen, then spend a few minutes answering these 5 questions.  The more detailed and focused your answers, the more power you’ll unleash to hit your goals.

  1.  What are the reasons I want to lose weight?
  2. What EXACT steps am I going to take to lose this weight?
  3. How much weight do I want to lose?
  4. What exactly do I need to learn or what resources do I need to acquire in order to hit my goal?
  5. When am I going to start?

Like I said, the more detailed your answers, the clearer your intentions.  And the clearer your intentions…the closer you are to changing your life!

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6 Responses to “The Power of Clear Intentions”

  1. Rick Says:

    Well said. Just getting an official target weight from my doctor yesterday really gave me a boost in the arm. I also have a goal of running a 5k in July. Together, those two marks give me a much clearer vision of where I want to be and what I want to do with weight loss and fitness.

  2. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, Rick — I’ll bet that you’ll find that these two things help energize your weight loss and fitness efforts!

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Brian

  3. thedietpulpit Says:

    Great Advice – Another reason to keep a journal (one of the most important tools for a dieter) — keep your intentions and goals close at hand in your journal to help keep you motivated and on track. Lady Rose

  4. Kathy Says:

    This was a great post and well-timed…I’m within 24 pounds of reaching a “personal weight goal” and just having that number to focus on is making food selection easier for me the past few days. I’m going to work on your list this weekend and re-define my goals. I’ve lost 69 pounds and it is time to go through this process again. btw…I’m a fan of your common sense blog and read it daily since I found it.

  5. loseweightwithme Says:

    LADY ROSE — Good point…this should be the first entry in a journal!

    KATHY — I’m delighted that this post has come at such a good time in your life! I’m equally delighted that you read this daily!

    Thanks to both for coming by.

    🙂

    Brian

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