They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Fortunately the road to heaven is also paved with good intentions.
Intentional action and behavior(u)r quite literally is the road to fulfillment. When you create a vision for yourself and your company that is in alignment with your values and take steps to move towards that vision you will feel like you’re in heaven.
The flipside is that having strong intentions and doing nothing about creating the vision or becoming who you want to be really is hell on earth. Let me give you a personal example and give the wantrepreneurs out there a gentle kick up the backside….
This blog is an important marketing tool for me. It’s a platform for me to clarify, share and test/get feedback on my thoughts, my beliefs and my feelings. When I use it in that way, honestly expose what I’m thinking, believing and feeling, on a weekly basis, I am clearer in my vision, I connect with and grow the audience for my vision and services and I see what lands, what hits the target, and what doesn’t.
It’s been over two weeks since I’ve posted. I am committed to posting weekly. When I break my commitment to what I know helps move me towards my vision, when I fail to act on my intention, it feels bad because I know I’m not doing everything that’s important to me and my business right now. It might not quite be hell because I am doing more to move my business forward than just writing blog posts and….
What if I wasn’t?
Wantrepreneurs get a lot of stick and I, for one, don’t think being a wantrepreneur is a bad thing. It’s the intention, right? It’s the want. And without that intention, without that want, there is no vision and no potential for anything.
BUT (and those who read this blog know how little I use that word) without action, without becoming who you want to be, you’re in hell. Your vision is unfulfilled. You are unfulfilled.
I know it’s not easy. I know it’s scary. I promise you that the more aligned, the more on purpose you are, the scarier acting on your intention will feel (until you do it). It’s a risk to do what you want to do and become who you want to be.
What if it doesn’t all work out as planned?
Let’s get that out of the way. It won’t turn out as planned. It will be hard. It will be messy.
And it’s the road to heaven, paved with your good intentions, your actions, who you are.