6 Ways Your Growth is Intentional
6 Ways Your Growth is Intentional
Intentionality is a word that determines a strong hold when attached to the aspect of growth. It helps attach quality to our mental states (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, desires, hopes) that consists of actions being directed toward an objective or state of affairs. The law of intentionality can be seen as our deliberate actions and improvement towards self-growth.
John C Maxwell’s “The Law if Intentionality” states that growth, doesn’t “just happen,” but rather must me intentional. It brings about more knowledge and throws light on a few reasons as to why we keep ourselves restricted from achieving greater heights. Maxwell also states that we have one or more mistaken beliefs that create a gap, which ultimately keeps us from growing and reaching our full potentials. But by breaking that gap, we end up making goals and following them through in order to maximize our potentials.
How to Find Your Law of Intentionality:
Nothing Happens in Life Without Intentional Planning: Living with intention makes you realize that no one improves by accident. It helps you unify the gap between reality and ideal personal growth. When you identify your visions, goals, and habits that are necessary in your intentional living, it becomes obvious that improving our natural life does not come naturally to us. Instead, it comes by understanding what you want and then implementing them in your life.
Growth Is the Key to Life and Growth Comes from Seeking New Challenges: Innovation doesn’t occur automatically. When one keeps hoping that someone else will figure something
[an innovation] out and they simply just have to learn, then there is no plan to grow and improve. When you discipline yourself towards taking a decision about where you need to grow and also be willing to learn the lessons you need, then innovation will most definitely be the end result.
Getting out of Your Comfort Zone: When We Stop Growing We Start Dying: A lot of anxiety comes from leaving your comfort zone. Leaving our comfort zones is one of the hardest things to do when unifying our dreams and our personal growth. It requires taking control of your fears about making mistakes. If you want to improve, you must overcome your fears by letting yourself make mistakes every day. These mistakes should stand as your tutor, so learn from them. See them as a sign or confirmation that the direction you’re taking is the right one, because doubt makes us respond more strongly to negative experiences.
Growth is Indeed Intentional: Climbing to the top has never been easy. Personal development has only been achieved with a greater percentage of awareness and intentionality. Growth will certainly get difficult at times but all you have to do is set your mind right, be determined, test yourself and expand your mind. Sooner than later, success is bound to follow suit. Your intentional growth should be inspired by always trying to move to the next level instead of dwelling on memories or regrets of things in the passed. In other words, there should be an objective and a timeline.
Why Are You So Comfortable? No comfort should come from being in your comfort zone, where you get to do only the things you know or feel comfortable doing. When you keep yourself in a state of ‘No Pain. No Risk. No Distress. No Challenge. No Push,’ then you are bound to staying static. Growth cannot come from there and innovations won’t happen. If everyone lived in this same manner, then there wouldn’t be what we know as technology today, which means there is no reason for you to be comfortable in your comfort zone. Thus the question, why then are you comfortable?
When A Man Is Challenged or He Challenges Himself Nothing But Good Will Come From It: If you have dreams, goals or aspirations, you need to grow to achieve them. Overall, growth can be hard. However, valuing personal growth is a crucial part of being a successful and influential leader. Growth begins with a small step in the right direction.
We all have the drive in us to become something greater and being more purposeful in our everyday activities. This is why it is vital to keep these key notes in mind as you can also use them as a guide to find your own “law of intentionality.”