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I read a sci-fi book one time, and in the final war against evil, the good people took out the enemy with intention alone. It was pretty amazing. From this, I realized that this also applied in life.

"Intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought." Wikipedia

The people in a business that have a high level of intention are the ones that get things done. They do what they say they are going to do. If I were considering promoting an employee to a management or executive position, it would come down to whether or not they actually do what they say they are going to do. If someone said they were going to do something and then they didn't do it, in my mind, I would disqualify them as a leader-type candidate.

The question is, how do you raise a person's intention? 

You can considerably improve a person's level of intention by setting goals and targets for them to strive for. This is why you always manage by statistics and set challenges for staff to meet. Staff love games, awards, bonuses, and acknowledgments. For example, take the Olympic Games: How is it that old records get broken by new records. Intention and determination. A person sets the goal to win a Gold medal. They don't consider that the current record cannot be broken or that they can't win even when the odds are against them. They are going for the Gold. 

Another way to raise intention is by gaining more knowledge. This is a great way of raising our confidence in different areas in life. We have a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips with the internet. 

The main barrier to raising our intention is our own considerations. "Oh, I couldn't do that." "I just don't have the time." "I'm too old for that." And on and on and on. Just take some time and write down all your negative considerations. It's quite therapeutic, and it's very enlightening to see how we each hold ourselves back.

We all have the quality of intention that relates to everything we do. Our level of intention and determination determines our level of success or failure. We decide to win or decide not to win, we decide to procrastinate or give up, and we decide how and when we are going to get things done. Winning is better, so set some new goals and targets and decide you can do it. Don't back off until you have accomplished what you set out to achieve. It is also a good idea to polish up your positive considerations, like the one I adopted, many years ago, "there is always a way!"

I hope this helps.

Graham Payne
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