If intentions are so powerful, why don’t they always pan out? What if you swear you want to make more money? Your intent is sincere, your desire is strong, but try as you might, your paycheck remains paltry.
If this is the case, it’s for this reason:
You get what you want, not what you ask for.
The distinction is critical.
We all have numerous intentions. Many we aren’t even aware of. You run into trouble when your expressed goals are at odds with your unconscious desires.
When a buried intention—say, to stay safe or be comfortable—is stronger than your spoken one—to be profitable—you’ll stop yourself at every turn.
If you’re not getting it, for whatever reason, chances are, unconsciously, you may not want it. This is why the inner work is so critical.
You must dig a little deeper to make sure that…
- your declared intention is an authentic reflection of who you are and what you want
- conflicting intentions aren’t inadvertently impeding your progress
- your intent to profit doesn’t run counter to the way you were raised, the role you’ve assumed, or the beliefs you embrace.
Can you identify the intentions that are keeping you from getting what you say you want? Leave me a comment below.