52 Intentional Affirmations:
#12. I am intentionally enthusiastic about life!
This week I will start with enthusiasm and be clear on my intention to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
Each week I’m reporting here on my personal experience in implementing my 52 Intentional Affirmations. These are designed to help us be more intentionally mindful of the impact our intentions have on living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life. (Click Here to start work on your own 52 Intentional Affirmations).
My definition of enthusiasm is ‘an inner spirit driving positive intentional action to be proud of’.
Last week wasn’t all smooth sailing for me, and once again, the intentional affirmation that I probably needed most, just happened to thankfully keep me focused on my intention to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
I’m not a believer in any of us being able to be ‘up’ 100% of the time. A few issues that caused some frustration and some concern landed on my lap during this last week, and some well-known-to-me negative self-talk decided to pay me a visit.
However, one of my intentional life defaults (planned proactive processes or systems that keep me focused on intention) is having each week’s intentional affirmation as the ‘unlock screen’ on my mobile phone. Every time I turned on my phone, there was this week’s intentional affirmation – reminding me to keep enthusiastic about my intention to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
While the issues that I was facing still frustrated and concerned me, those ‘feelings’ were easily managed (not ignored), and did not grow into distractive goal obstructive feelings that could have driven me toward distractive goal obstructive actions.
This is more than just positive thinking – it’s about understanding and intentionally demonstrating to the world (and to yourself primarily) your personal character.
In the face of adversity, having clarity of intention, knowing what your personal bigger WHY is all about, can ignite enthusiasm within you and provide you with that inner spirit to help drive positive intentional actions you will be proud of.
Pride in one’s intentional actions is a far more powerful place to be than living constantly with being disappointed in one’s unintentional actions.