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Intention Statement: How to Write One and Set Your Intention for the Day

Here’s something not many people are aware of: all behaviors and thoughts are accompanied by intention. 

Most of the time, we don’t think of these intentions in much depth.  

The result?

You end up getting frustrated most of the time.

Often, you’ll have a career you are not satisfied with, a significant other you are not happy with, and a life that’s far from what you want.

On the flipside, if you are well aware of your intentions and set aside time to properly set them, you can increase your chances of achieving even your wildest goals.

One of the best ways to manifest any of your desires is to write an intention statement.

So what is an intention statement and how can you write a powerful and life-changing one?

Intention Statement in a Nutshell

In essence, an intention statement is a written expression of your intention.

When something is written down, you will be forced to reflect on how you can express it best.

Similarly, it will give you the ability to explore what you truly mean.

An intention statement can also help you understand yourself on a much deeper level, reinforce your belief in your own potential, and increase your accountability.

The best intention statements are extremely clear, inspiring, and brief. 

They should also reference a new way of being rather than just revolve around a specific goal.

How to Write a Great Intention Statement 

When writing your intentions, try not to get all stressed about getting it perfect.

Instead, approach the activity lightheartedly.

Play around with different forms of expression.

Give yourself permission to keep trying until you are able to create an intention statement that feels just right for you.

When working on your intention statement, keep the following basics in mind:

Affirm what you want

This is one of the first things you should focus on: focus on what you want rather than on the things you want to remove from your life.

For instance, if you want to create an intention statement about financial freedom, the tendency of most people is to write something like “I will no longer worry about money” or “I will be rid of debt.”

However, a better way to phrase international statement would be:

  • “I am financially abundant.”
  • “I have all the money I need.”

In the same manner, if you want to create an intention statement about relationships, steer clear of statements like “I can move on from my heartbreak,” or “I avoid partners who are bad for me.” Rather use statements like the following:

  • “I am joyful in love.”
  • “I attract partners who treat me well.”

Write as if it is happening

If you have done some manifestation work, you are most likely familiar with the concept of “living as if.”

The idea is to act and speak as if you have already achieved what you want.

When applying this principle to intention statements, you can benefit from works like “am,” “feel,” and “can.” 

You also need to avoid the words “will.”

Some of the example include:

  • “I am strong and confident.”
  • “I am wealthy.”
  • “My life is filled with love and prosperity.”

As a general rule of thumb, scan your sentence for words that suggest there’s a distance between you and what you want.

When you find them, replace them with terms that will indicate alignment with your heart’s desires.

Focus on the feeling

There is also a tendency for most people to think primarily with the head and forget the wisdom of the heart when creating a mission statement.

While a simple statement will work well, consider adding adjectives that can help you evoke positive feelings.

For instance, rather than just saying “I am successful,” say something like:

  • “I am stimulated, fulfilled, and successful.”
  • “I am satisfied and happy with my success.”

Begin with gratitude

You can create a powerful intention statement by acknowledging something that inspires gratitude.

When you focus your attention on gratitude, the resulting positivity can help you create the life you want.

For instance, if you want to create an intention statement that addresses your loneliness, you might create the following intention statement:

  • “I am surrounded by people who like me.”

An intention statement that incorporates gratitude would look like this:

  • “I am grateful for the love of my friends and I am surrounded by people who love me.”

Make it believable

If there’s something about your intention statement that feels unbelievable for you, modify the wordings to make it more believable.

Another way you can boost believability would be to add “I am open to,” “I am willing to,” or “My intention is. . .”

For instance:

  • “I am willing to be financially abundant.”
  • “I am open to love.”

Over to You

Over time, intention statements can become more believable over time. Creating the intention statement that feels right for you can take time and practice. However, once you get it right, you will have a powerful technique that can help you manifest the life you truly want!

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