#3 - Using Intention To Improve Decision Making

Contrary to what you may have been told, you actually do have human superpowers...

You have the ability, through the decisions you make, to create the outcomes in life that you desire.

In order to manifest the outcomes you desire, you have to know what you want beforehand.

Once you know what you want, you can start to make decisions that align with what you want.

This is called making a decision with intention.

Deciding with intention means making decisions consciously, with the knowledge of the outcome you hope that decision will create.

Oftentimes I find it difficult to make trivial decisions, like how to spend a free evening. I start to weight the pros and cons of different decisions, thinking about what each decision means.

But most of the time I forget to think about why I’m making a decision in the first place. This “why” behind what you are deciding on is known as an intention.

Sometimes what I really need to do, rather than think about the pros/cons versus going to a movie or reading a book, is to think about what I really want out of the night.

When you have intention behind what you’re doing, it creates a sense of purpose. That sense of purpose, regardless of how small, is a wonderful feeling.

By creating an intention, you engage in thinking about the outcome that you want to happen. By thinking about the outcome you want to happen, you subconsciously start to do things to manifest that outcome.

Conversely, if you don’t set an intention, you will be unconsciously manifesting whatever outcome your brain is thinking about on its own.

Due to the way our brains are wired, and our fears around failure, we tend to focus on negative outcomes.

We think about negative things happening. Maybe it’s something small like thinking about how much a conversation with that person is going to suck.

Regardless of what the fear is, the point is that we all get caught in fear-based thoughts.

We tend to manifest the outcomes we think about into real life, so it’s important to be intentional about what it is that you want and what you think about as often as you can.

What intention would you like to set right now?