We’re almost halfway through 2019. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? (Wait! Is that a multitude of groans I’m hearing from afar?) Yes, many of us make them, and almost all of us break them. Why, you may ask? Is it that mostly we lack true resolve? Are our resolutions simply too big and we give up early? Some of that may be going on, but the real essence of it may be the difference between wishing and intending.
“Wishing”: To feel or express a strong desire or hope.
“Intending”: To have a plan or course of action as one’s purpose.
See the difference here?
A wish is an idea or vision you have in your mind, attached to a hope that somehow a genie in a bottle, a fairly godmother, or some other external power is somehow magically going to deliver it.
An intention, on the other hand, combines that same desire with a solid plan. And, YOU make it happen! You have the power, with your creative mind and your intentional action. The catch is, this requires self-discipline (focus and commitment) and self-love (the belief you deserve it), combined with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.
So, rewind to January 1st. Did you set an intention, or simply make a wish? There’s still time…
In any moment,
you can change the path you’re on.
“New Year” is always.
“Intention or Wish?” © Susan L Hart 2019