Goals and Intentions

The end of the year is coming and right about now everyone is sitting down and figuring out their New Years Resolutions.  I always preferred to call them goals.  This year I am doing something a bit different. I’m setting intentions as well.   I posted about this a few days ago and was hoping someone would comment and ask the difference between intentions and goal/resolutions and no one did.  Maybe I just have some super insightful friends which makes sense. 🙂   I after all chose you all! Or maybe you just don’t realize there is a difference between intentions and goals.  I recently read a really great TED article that laid it out pretty well. You can check it out at the end of this post.

In case you don’t have time I’m going to give you three differences between goals and intentions.

  1. Goals are focused on the future while intentions are focused on the right now. Present moment.
  2. Goals are a destination or specific achievement. Intentions are lived each day, independent from reaching the goal or destination.
  3. Goals are external achievements.  Intentions are your inner relationships with yourself and others.

So as you are sitting down this year choosing your big goals for the new year, don’t forget to set your intention as well. How you will live each day in order to reach that goal.

Still curious about intentions? Check out this great article.

Thanks for reading




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