How To Write An Intention Statement

How To Write An Intention Statement

By reading this guide, you’ll learn how to write your very best intention statement. You’ll be able to successfully navigate the process, avoiding common pitfalls, and will come away with a statement that’s worded just right… for YOU!

Let me tell you a little about myself first before telling you how to write an intention statement. My name is Mark, and I’m a writer, teacher, and speaker who works with people helping them transform their lives by merging principle-centered living with personal development.

I help people create empowering words, thoughts, ideas that will raise them to a high level of consciousness to achieve their personal and professional goals. I do this by writing books, writing ebooks, and designing courses to apply to your own life. My intention is to inspire you with the information that makes a difference in your life today!

I’ve been working on myself for over 25 years, studying self-help authors like Anthony Robbins, Robert Collier, Napoleon Hill, Brian Tracy, to name just a few. As a result, I’ve seen the power of intention statements first-hand, and they work.

What is an Intention Statement?


I see myself as a [insert positive trait] person/professional/human being who ____________________.
My mission is to _____________________.
My vision is _____________________.
By writing clear intention statements, you will raise your level of consciousness and make powerful breakthroughs in your life. Your mind is like a garden – the more positive seeds you plant, the more that will grow. As your thoughts are influenced by personal development books or courses (like this one), you must write affirmations and intention statements using a clear, positive language.
According to psychologists, your subconscious mind can only understand the present tense. It doesn’t know about the past or the future. So by using this kind of language in your affirmations and intention statements will plant positive seeds in your garden of thoughts.
As you do this, you will experience positive, powerful changes in your life. Many of these will come from out of the blue, and you may even be surprised by them as they occur.
Installation statements are like seeds for your garden of thoughts – if you plant them well, nourish them and keep the weeds away, then anything is possible!

Tips For Writing An Intention Statement

When you’re writing an intention statement, there are a few guidelines to follow which will help make the process as effective as possible.

Start With A Positive Phrase

While affirmation statements that start with words like “I am” or “I have” can be effective, a more robust approach is to write your intention statement from a positive perspective. Use phrases like “I want” or “I choose,” for example.

When you use a phrase that begins with the words “I want”, you’re focusing on what it is that you desire in life. You are actively looking forward to a change, instead of dwelling on negativity and what’s missing from your current situation.

Example: “I want”

Instead of writing an affirmation statement like this:

Affirmation: I am happy.

Instead, you could focus on the positive outcome that you would like to have in your life by asking a question that begins with one of these phrases.

Intention Statement: What do I want?

This approach is more proactive and will allow new opportunities to arise in your life. It’s all about what you’re aiming for, as opposed to dwelling on the current situation.

Example: “I choose”

Intention Statement: I choose joy.

Instead, you could focus on the positive outcome that you would like to have in your life by asking a question that begins with one of these phrases.

Intention Statement: What do I choose?

This approach is more proactive and will allow new opportunities to arise in your life. It’s all about what you’re aiming for, as opposed to dwelling on the current situation.

Write-In The Present Tense

Make sure that you write your intention statement in the present tense; not “I want”, but “I want.” This will help to make it seem so much more achievable and tangible.

Example:

Intention Statement: i will be happy in marriage. (WRONG)

Write your intentions in the present tense as though it has already happened.

Intention Statement: I am happily married. (RIGHT)

Use The Positive Headline Technique

This technique is an excellent way of writing a powerfully positive intention statement that hooks you on to what’s possible, instead of focusing on what isn’t.

For example, if you’re writing an intention statement about your desire to be a more confident public speaker, focus on what it would actually feel like. You could write:

Intention Statement: I am filled with confidence when speaking in public.

Rather than the negative experience of being anxious and insecure around people, or limiting beliefs about yourself.

Write Down Your Intention Statement In A Special Notebook

When you write down your intention statement in a notebook, it becomes more powerful because of the association with that place. You will think about it when you see the notebook, which will help bring your desire into being. This is because what you pay attention to tends to expand.

Write Down Your Intention Statement To Get Clear On What You Want

Intention statements are a great way of clarifying what it is that you want in your life. It’s common for people to choose something because they think they’re supposed to, or because everyone else seems to have it. You don’t have to go along with what everyone else thinks you should be, or follow the crowd.

Instead of thinking about what others want you to do, why not spend some time thinking about your own desires and goals? It’s a perfect idea to get clear on this before writing down your intention statement.

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