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Intention Deficit Disorder

Those who know me personally know that I have a hard time sitting still for very long.  It is painful for me to sit through a conference (hence that is why my conferences are never boring and you never have to sit for too long while I wax eloquently!).  My body likes to be in motion since my brain is always traveling quickly.  So as you can probably guess I have a case of attention deficit disorder…but what about intention deficit disorder?  Have you set your intentions and then forgot about them and went about your business?  One of the most positive aspects about writing is putting your intentions down on paper and setting your goals.  What goals would you like to see this year in your personal life as well as your writing life?  Why not set your intention today and set your mind to bringing it forth.

Today in your writing write down your intentions for today, this week, this month and this year.  What would you love to see come forth in your life.  Stay focused and believe!

2 Comments to “Intention Deficit Disorder”

  1. Tammy, I once read about a scientist who, using the theory that it takes 21 days to form a habit, would pick 3 new habits every month to form. And I wondered: what if you could just select 3 things to internalize each month? You would own your world!

    Let’s see: In the first month, I would learn to eat 5 fruits and veggies each day, I would meditate for 15 minutes each morning, and I would work on my fiction writing for 3 hours each day.

    Of course, the fly in the ointment is that you can’t always control your days, but what if you came close? What if you gave it a little extra time to allow for the off-days; say, 2 months to solidify the 3 new habits? You’d still master 18 new habits a year. Master, not toy with. How great would that feel? How much you would accomplish!

    • That is great thinking Lynne…I know we all have busy days, but what is really important we can always manage to make time for…so start writing out your intentions! I look forward to seeing what you are going to manifest this year!

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


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