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Clarity in Purpose Guides You to Intent

b2ap3_thumbnail_MP900401005Things can get a little tricky when trying to differentiate between purpose and intent.  However, I’m going to work at it because I think it is important to my ultimate point in this post.  Work with me, here!!

Let’s be clear.  Purpose from my point of view is why something is being done.  It’s the aim or goal for doing something, in other words.

On the other hand, intent seems to me to be more about a state of mind.  With an intention in mind, you commit to the act of doing something.  However, I think you have to know your purpose before you can make that commitment.

I suppose you could feel like I’m splitting hairs on this but think about it for a moment.  How can you know your intention if you don’t know why (purpose) you are doing something?  Having a deep commitment to why you are doing something is absolutely critical to having a strong state of mind attached to achieving that something.

So, let’s cut to the chase as to why this discussion is important to you.  In fact it is important, because deep purpose comes from a deep understanding of why you want to achieve something.  The emotional connection to a clearly defined purpose creates a dedicated drive to achieve the aim or goal.  It’s emotional connection that is the ultimate differentiator between success and failure in achieving a particular goal.

The emotional connection to purpose gives depth to your intent.  Your state of mind in the intent is heightened to a level of consciousness guaranteeing success in whatever your pursuit.

In summary, why (my purpose) I wrote this post is because my state of mind (intent) was wanting to help you clarify what it takes to be even more successful.

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