Transferring Intention Into Action
Many times in my life, I have said to myself, “Gee, that seems like a good idea, I’ll look into it!” Then I let it slip from my mind and forgot about it. Sometime later, that same idea strikes me again, and I say, “I’m going to do something about it when I get time.” Then once again, I allowed it to slip away. Worse still would be seeing someone else doing what I ‘intended’ to do. It happened enough times that when I got the idea for The Perkolator, I immediately went into action (I wasn’t going to let this one slip away from me).
This human tendency of failing to act on our intentions can be overcome.
First, take a few minutes immediately, set the idea down on paper and leave it in a prominent place that will constantly remind you of your vision. Next, whenever you think of something to do with the idea, put it on paper and place it with the original idea. You will have a base for developing your original concept in a short time.
The constant reminder kept the idea in front of your mind, allowing it the opportunity, subconsciously, to develop. You can then investigate the challenges and create a complete concept, along with the answers to the fundamental questions. You will be surprised how quickly this will come together and how it did not seem to be that big of a task. Putting it down on paper and breaking it into smaller tasks will motivate you to complete the idea. Of course, not all of your ideas will bear fruit, but if you do nothing, then none of them will be fruitful. Remember:
The Smallest Action Is Better Than The Best Intention.
What city would you be visiting if you took this picture?
What building would you have photographed?
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What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
— Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 – 1890
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: The help of co-workers is critical to completing your current tasks on time. Don’t let others get in your way.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Your energy and creativity are at their peak. Maximize the use of them. It will be to your advantage.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Some things are beyond your control. Do what you can with what you have and let go of the rest.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Be prepared with a backup plan. You never know what challenges are in store for you in the future.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: It’s time to make changes in your lifestyle. Move into more familiar territory and meet the changes head-on.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Show your generosity by volunteering to take on tough jobs. An older person will show gratitude.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Good deeds will not go unnoticed. Show your compassion, and Be willing to help when no one else will.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You are feeling a little” blue” at the moment. It will pass in a couple of days. Things will get brighter.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your time is at hand. Now everyone will see the strong, confident leader that is you.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your morale is on the downside. A change in wardrobe and a fun night out should change things.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: It looks like you are in the position of making the first move. Step up; others will follow you.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Not everything is as it first appears. Be cautious but not blind. Look for the positive side in all situations.
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