13 Sep 2023


Something tells me that at some point in your life, you’ve paused and asked yourself: Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? And before you get excited, no – I’m not the chosen one, who has come here to unveil to you your life’s divine purpose. However, I am here to tell you that being intentional about how you approach life can help you answer these big, and even the small, life questions.


Being intentional means making deliberate choices to reflect what is most important to us. Becoming intentional can help us maintain a positive mindset, reach goals, experience more clarity, and be more present. It can also increase our focus and commitment and bring more purpose and meaning to our lives.


Let me ask you a question. If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do? Or what would you become? Let’s say your dream is to own a bakery in the coming year. If you are an intentional person, all your actions in the year leading up to your opening of the bakery shop doors would be geared towards that purpose. From researching what it takes to own a business, to getting to know more about the baking industry, networking with those in the space, and sourcing funding. And even if you don’t end up opening the business in your intended timeframe, you would by then possess way more knowledge and skill regarding your goal than if you had never been intentional about working towards your dreams.


It is important to note that intentionality is not some magic pill that mystically turns your life from bad to good, but rather, it is a state of mind, a way of being: deciding exactly what you want out of life and carving the necessary steps to achieve it. The hardest part is deciding what you want in a pool of endless possibilities, but once you decide, you get direction on which path you must embark on. If you aim for the stars, you might at least make it to the clouds, and that is a lot closer to success than it is to inaction, a state worse than failure.