The Power of Intentions

November 25, 2023

by Zoe Routh

I want you to have fun and play with this experiment for a week. I figure if we can get a whole bunch of people doing some really positive things, then potentially some really cool things could happen - for all of us. The experiment is all about intentions.

I have noticed that as soon as people sign up for coaching, big things - good things - start to happen in their lives. First of all they feel a whole lot better. Then cool things, groovy opportunities open up for them, even before we have really started our first session. Things like people get a new job offer, someone buys them flowers, or they start to connect on a whole new level with their spouse, or they find the perfect pair of shoes they have yearned for forever.

These kinds of things are well documented. You can call it ‘attraction’, ‘placebo effect’, ‘positive thinking’ or ’self-fulfilling prophecy’.

It doesn’t matter - it all works the same. When someone decides they want something more and want to grow, they start growing immediately. And then good things happen. I used the power of intention to attract my husband. When I was single and had had enough of the single life, I wrote a letter to my future husband, dated the day of our wedding, telling him how much I loved him and our life together. Two months later I met the man I married. I kept the letter for three years until our actual wedding day and gave it to him on the day. The energy I had when I set about creating something really positive started a huge tidal wave of great things in my life not least of which included a fabulous life partner.

Ready to play?

Your mission is this: Every day this week, beside your things to do list for the day, write an intention that you want for your life or business that is desired but not predictable. So beside “go to the gym” write something like “tall dark and gorgeous man asks me for a date”, beside “ring accountant” write “receive very large cheque”, beside “write report”, write “get a call from tv reporter wanting to do profile as a leading national businesswoman”, beside “write article” put “accept Oprah’s invitation to appear on her show about the new book”.

It does not matter if your logical brain is rejecting these thoughts as pure fantasy. Just go with it and have fun. Look at your written intention and imagine you have already received these things in your life - feel the wonderful feelings that come with having these opportunities in your life.

I cannot guarantee you will get these things. However I can guarantee the following will happen:

You will immediately feel better. You will tap in to the power of ‘potential’ that is all around you.

You will bring more energy and excitement to your work and life projects and goals. As you make your list of intentions each day what you write down will start to feel real to you. You will start to write things that may in fact really happen. This will feel awesome.

You will have more energy to tackle the ugly yucky things on your to do list because you will think differently about them with a new perspective on possibilities.

Who knows? That tall, dark, and handsome man may just appear…

Do this for a week, even on the weekends. Put notes on your fridge, in your bathroom, beside your bed, in your wallet. Just have fun with this! Tell me what happens - I’d love to know - and I can let all the Compass Bearings subscribers what happened as well. Thanks goes to Robert Middleton of Action Plan Marketing who kick-started my own intentions with his latest newsletter “More Clients”.

Laser Thoughts “You are not happy because you are well. You are well because you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come to you, but trouble has come to you because you are depressed. You can change your thoughts and feelings, and then the outer things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of working.” - Emmet Fox

And remember…

Life is for Living!
About the Author

Cancer survivor Zoe Routh is the Head Coach at Inner Compass, a personal development organisation that helps busy professionals work less and achieve more. Inner Compass offers practical strategies and solutions to improve personal effectiveness and live an inspired life.

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