Everything you do is a choice.
What time you get up in the morning and what time you go to bed are choices. What you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are all choices. Where you work is a choice. What you do when you’re at work is also a choice.
If you give other people the power to make your choices, then you’re making a choice. You’re choosing to react to the choice they are making for you.
When you’re intentional in your choices, you’re proactive in choosing – and less reactionary to others’ imposed choices.
Being intentional is all about making conscious decisions on the things you decide to do. And in doing so, you’re also making the conscious decision to ignore (or not do) the things that others want you to do.
Now the reality is your spouse, children, business partners, and/or boss all have significant influences on the things you decide to do.
Your job is to manage your life so that their needs are being met while you still maintain control over choosing when and where to put your daily, weekly, and life-long efforts.
That is being intentional. That is how you get things done.
Are you ‘intentional’ in choosing your priorities?
Are you spending more time reacting or being intentional?
Are you making the choice to control your own destiny?
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