Actions Speak Louder Than Words –
December 30, 2019 – Intentions matter the most.
Where you’re coming from is the biggest determining factor of the end result. Intentions determine everything from the first action you take, to your commitment level, to how you finish. This is true for all your relationships, your interactions, and your personal habits. I first learned about the importance of intentions when I first “tried” to get sober in 2007. The time came time to make amends to my ex-girlfriend. I wanted to say sorry, but my intention was to get her back; that was it. Let’s just say it didn’t go well. It wasn’t until many years down the road when I actually got sober that I was able to really make those amends with the right intention; owning what I had done and only making amends with the intention of making amends and how I could help her going forward. Nothing to do with me or the result I had wanted. The result was that she thanked me but never wanted to hear from me again. And that was ok; it wasn’t about me this time. From this lesson I’ve learned that intentions matter in everything I do.
If there is any “not-so-bueno” motive behind any behavior, relationship, interaction, or belief- check your intentions. There is amazing power in the intentions we set and operate from.
You’re more likely to get what you really want by letting go of what you think you want.
Here’s the truth: you really have no idea what’s next for you; even what you really want is questionable. You might think you do, and you might turn out to be right; but it will rarely look exactly like you thought it would.
I was not “supposed” to move to San Francisco in 2013, fresh out of rehab. I was “supposed” to go to Los Angeles to follow in the footsteps of Jerry McGuire and Scott Boras to become an agent to big name athletes like LeBron James, Tom Brady, and Lamar Jackson.