Are You INTENT On Holding Your Intention?
I’ve written a number of blog posts recently on the topic of establishing your word or your INTENTION for 2011. Actually, many people are talking about setting Intentions—especially as they move toward establishing personal and professional goals for 2011. It’s becoming the featured word to imply an over-arching focus for whatever you choose to do or pursue. Like a guiding light or a highlight on your personal journey—to keep you on the path, from getting lost or detouring, going too far astray.
Is It Your INTENTION Or Are You INTENT On Your Path?
As I’ve explored the concept, I’ve come across a very interesting distinction between the word INTENTION and the word INTENT. Those of you who love the dictionary and the thesaurus as much as I do will enjoy playing with these concepts!
Look at what I discovered:
One dictionary definition refers to INTENTION as determining mentally the purpose of our actions, focusing on a desired end or result. Intention can refer to the meaning or significance of an action or words. I was interested to note the word Intention is also used in medicine to refer to the manner or process of healing.
Now, read what it says in the NOTES at http://dictionary.reference.com/! (the red bold are my emphasis)
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||aim, animus, design, designation, drift, end, hope, impulsion, motive, object, objective, plan, point, purpose, struggle|
INTENT implies a sustained unbroken commitment or purpose, while intention would imply an intermittent resolution or an initial aim or plan
You might even compare the word trees to see that INTENTION is far less specific, less juicy than INTENT.
Very cool, isn’t it!?!
Become INTENT On Nurturing Your INTENTION
So, become INTENT. Set your INTENTION, but then nurture it, maintain it, and YOUR INTENT will assist you THROUGHOUT 2011!
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