Are you an entrepreneur?
I bet you understand how lonely and frustrating the journey can sometimes be. That’s why not so many people can make it to the top. Some are even afraid to begin it in the first place.
Let me ask you a question, have you ever been in that state where you just want to stop and take some time off because everything seems to be going out of hand? I mean, you are literally in a circle and can’t see any way out?
During those moments, days become dull and don’t seem to revolve. You get off work, have a few rounds of drinks with friends, and head home feeling that you didn’t actually achieve anything for that day.
We have all been in that state some time in our journey. There is always that longing for something that can fill the void in you.
It may take longer to achieve that, but keep searching your heart, and you will find it.
What is intentional living?
As a human being, you are created with talents, skills, and abilities. How and where you grew up helped to shape your beliefs, values, and career aspirations.
Maybe your dream was to be a musician or get into the NBA as a professional basketball player.
Whichever the case, we all have that ideal, which we live for and that goal we want to accomplish. And it’s until we get what we want that we feel a sense of accomplishment.
Intentional living is all about living in harmony with your core values and purpose. Rather than going through life feeling lost and as a failure, why not embrace intentional living? It helps to bring the broken pieces together and give a sense of direction in your life.
The goals shaped my intentions
I know most of you wake up, and the first thing they do is check their phone. The next thing is they are on their messages, Facebook, and Instagram chats.
These might be important, but they can be done later. What you need is to set up your day. You need to program your mind to achieve what you want it to achieve.
That’s why I always take an hour to meditate. Meditation works for me. It helps me practice the art of gratitude and gives me strength.
It’s about reminding myself about what I’m grateful for, what I want to achieve, and what I need to do to get there.
In fact, over 75% of people who meditate on a daily basis report that they fall asleep more quickly. We know many are struggling with seasonal anxiety and pandemic stress this winter, so My Slumber Yard created a guide to help readers regain control of their sleep through meditation. Their medically-reviewed guide breaks down a wide range of daily meditations that can improve sleep quality and tips for beginning your practice.
An intentional life is a purposeful life
If someone calls me during the day and asks me if I can help them out on something, I sometimes have to say no. The reason is that I have other intentions to accomplish for the day.
I may even ask him to book a call with me. And since I have a VA who does all these for me, I can focus on some of the most important business aspects, such as hopping into calls with clients.
An intentional life gives you a sense of direction. It literally draws boundaries on what you can and can’t do. This ensures you achieve your goals with ease.
How can you begin living intentionally?
You can practice the art of intentional living. Here are a few steps to achieve this:
Know what you want
If you don’t know what you want, then you can’t live intentionally. Living intentionally is about aligning your thoughts, actions, and character into getting what you want in life.
So, before living intentionally, take time to ask yourself, “what do I really want from my business, life, or any endeavour?”
That question can help to determine so many things in your life. Yes, it changes your thoughts and way of doing things.
It can determine what you purchase the next time you go shopping, what you say when you are with your friends, and even changes your circle.
Now that you know what you want, be careful of distractions and time-wasters because they can be major hurdles to achieving your goals.
Distractions come in many ways. It can be the friends who call you to talk about the latest movie and ask you to hang out with them. It can be the game you are addicted to, or it can be social media – many people like to spend their time there.
Whichever the distraction is, if you can’t eliminate it, it would prevent you from living a life of significance and purpose.
What are the main distractions in your everyday tasks? I know it’s easy to identify them. Get rid of them.
Accept responsibility for your actions
Don’t blame anything if you fail. I don’t actually believe in failing. So, if you run Facebook ads and don’t get to the point you wanted, you can use the numbers, determine the cause of failure, and find a solution.
So, we don’t fail because we do the wrong thing. If you do the right things in the wrong way, it automatically becomes a fail. So, it’s about mastering what you are doing and doing it right. If you fail, you will have proven that a certain concept doesn’t work.
A lot of people blame others for their mistakes. Don’t take that direction because you may not pick yourself quickly and take the right course. If you accept responsibility for all your actions, you will get much more done.
Develop a heart of gratitude
That’s what I do every day. I literally spend the first few moments of my day meditating. At that moment, I rediscover my strengths, weaknesses, and what I need to do to live an intentional life.
A heart of gratitude prepares you to achieve more. It gives you a sense of happiness. You know that you aren’t there yet, but you will get what you want if you put in the effort.
Gratitude helps to refocus and align your everyday actions to achieve your goals. I have been doing this. I know it helps a great deal to live with intentions.
How are you doing it in your life? Are you living a life of purpose? It’s good if you can take time to search your heart and find something that can fill the void you know you have. You can achieve so much more if you have a purpose and the determination to get things done.
Head over to the Wavemakers group and let us know if you’re living a life with intention!