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.
When a buried intention—say, to be comfortable—is stronger than your spoken one—to be profitable—you’ll stop yourself at every turn. You may say, and believe, you want to make more, but that’s not the message that’s reaching your brain.
If you’re not getting it, for whatever reason, chances are you may not want it. Or as A Course in Miracles explains: “What you ask for, you receive. But this refers to prayers of the heart, not the words you use in praying.”
I guarantee, setting a powerful intention and committing to it can make a big difference in how financially successful you actually become.