You’ve probably heard or read somewhere that strong leaders are self-aware, composed, act authentically, and can create extraordinary, energetic relationships. And these things are all true.
But the question that comes up time and time again while I’m working with my clients is, “How do I do this? How do I become self-aware, composed, and authentic?” While this is not an easy task, and it doesn’t happen over night, one of the first things I encourage all my clients to do is start setting daily intentions.
What do I mean by that?
I mean getting focused and making a conscious choice about how you want to be every day. Setting intentions can help you focus on how you want to show up that day. I’ve talked about showing up before and remember how we perform each day, ultimately reflects who we are. It sets the tone for our teams, departments, and organizations. I also say that setting intentions can help give a sense of purpose and motivation for achieving your short and long-term goals.
Your daily goals include a reflection of yourself.
The big question is, “How do we do it?” Setting intentions can be simple. You need to establish an outline of what your day at hand should entail. It starts with asking yourself six questions every morning.
- Who do I want to be today?
- How do I want to feel today?
- What do I want to accomplish today?
- What am I grateful for today?
- What negative thoughts am I going to let go of today?
- And, what do I want to attract to me today?
These may not be easy questions to answer, but trust me, you already know the answers to these questions deep down. You know who you want to be and how you want to show up. You just need to put a little bit of time into it to discover what they really are to you.
If you want a thought partner to help you in creating your daily intentions, know I’m available for 1:1 coaching to help – you can schedule your complimentary call here.
You can also download this Daily Intentions worksheet to help you get started.