Intentional: Full awareness of what you’re doing. Deliberate, purposeful.
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
I’ve watched many people who seem to be stuck on the proverbial hamster wheel, making the same mistakes over and over and never seeming to learn from them. I’m convinced that these people do not have the ability or the desire to examine their lives. I am also convinced that the more you examine your life, the more you begin to live intentionally. In my last blog, I wrote that I am beginning to really see my own life in a bigger way–what action leads to what consequence. This kind of awareness comes from looking at the events of your own life with a clear eye, not to blame, but to understand. Once aware of these patterns, it’s easier for me to look at my actions as part of the big picture. Knowing this, I want my actions to be intentional.
I think writing has really helped me see these connections. As I mold a story and develop the plot, I want every action to have a consequence that leads to another action, etc, until I finally arrive at the end of the story.
Isn’t that what life is like?
Action: Think before speaking and doing!