The journey of transformation is long and not always forward. Change is the only constant. Yet how we, as individuals, choose to respond and adapt to change ultimately defines our circumstance. In moments of dissonance, we can become complacent and allow the uncertainty to consume us, or we can choose to view it as an opportunity to deepen our personal awareness, to strengthen our own resiliency and cultivate empathy for others who may be navigating through a similar experience.
It’s our responsibility to assign meaning to these defining moments and events, and decide who we want to be as we move through them. One of the most powerful practices to maintain focus and direction as we move through life and grow, is the simple act of setting an intention.
While goals often represent the destination, the end toward which effort is directed, intentions are more like beacons. They give us direction, help guide decisions or navigate obstacles as they arise along the journey. Intentions can help us discern what values are most important to us, how we define success, where we find happiness and what relationships we want to invest our time and energy in. With the right tools, a little practice and a lot of introspection, the right intentions can help connect us to a greater purpose to make the journey much more meaningful.
"How we, as individuals, choose to respond and adapt to change ultimately defines our circumstance."