Attention and intention are two important parts of getting the life you want. But is one better than the other? It’s important to understand how they are different and how they work together to help you get the relationships, career, and life that you want.
Attention vs Intention
Your attention can be defined as your awareness or your consciousness. It’s where you focus your energy when you are really living in the moment. It’s how you think about someone or something. It’s how you judge someone or something. It’s how you pay attention and observe what is going on around you.
By using your attention, you can get insight into where you are, what you want, and where you want to go. In short, you get a clearer picture of where your actions and behaviors have gotten you.
Your intention is what you want. It’s the plan, the desire, or the end goal you have in mind. Your intention is the place where you want to be and the reason you are doing what you are doing.
People who are driven by intention are committed to getting what they want and always have the end goal in the back of their minds. When it comes to attracting the life they want, their intention is the powerful force that keeps them on track and aligned with the experiences and successes they want to have.
It is important to have an intention. An intention is needed in order to stay focused on what you want, and draw the experiences and people into your life that will help you get it.
So many people wander through life aimlessly without a plan in mind, so it’s no wonder that they never seem to achieve anything that really helps them feel successful.
Other people have a desire for a while, but don’t make it into something they intend to achieve. For example, an old man once had the desire to be a professional golfer when he was young. He was good. He enjoyed it. But he didn’t hold the intention of successfully being that professional golfer in his mind. Even though he took a few steps to reach his goal, his lack of commitment to it resulted in him never reaching it. That lack of intention is something he regrets to this day.
So How Can Attention And Intention Work Together To Attract The Life You Want?
It is important to be attentive and aware. When you are, you can clearly see where things are going wrong, why they may be going wrong, and what you can do to fix them.
For example, paying attention to how others react to you is important for your social success. When you pay attention to the way others communicate with you, or their body language towards you when you are talking, then you can get a better idea about how they feel about you and what you may need to do to create a stronger relationship with them. If you don’t pay attention, and you are stuck in your own bubble during social interactions, you may offend and turn off other people and ruin your chance to gain contacts, friends, or even love that will help you reach your intention.
You can also use your attention to gauge what kind of life you are attracting to you through your thoughts and behaviors.
For instance, if you are constantly running into rude and angry people, then something more than coincidence is happening. Maybe you are focused on angry people, so that’s all you see. Or maybe you are angry, so you are attracting the same type of energy into your life.
When you become aware and notice negative consistencies in your life, you can interpret them and decide what you need to change in order to get on a better path to achieve your intentions.
You Can’t Have One Without The Other
In the end, it’s important to be aware of what is happening around you and why it may be happening. It is also important to hold your intention in your mind to attract the situations and people that can help you achieve it.
When you start to become aware of your situation and whether or not it is moving you towards your intention, you gain more control over your life and have an easier time reach your goals. In other words, in order to attract the life you want, you can’t have one without the other.