I took a wonderful personal development course with Klemmer & Associates a number of years ago that provided me with many lasting pieces of wisdom to follow in my life. The one I want to expand on today was an equation that went like this:
Intention + Mechanism = Results
We got into great discussions on what % we felt belonged to the left hand side of the equation if the right hand side was 100%. At the end of the discussion, we realized that the answer was:
Intention (100%) = Results (100%) The mechanism doesn’t matter as long as our intention is strong enough. Anyone who has 100% commitment to their intention will ALWAYS get results because there are millions of mechanisms to support any given result. The challenge is that we tend to carry too many to-do lists in our heads and do not give total commitment to any particular one. We lack clarity and priority so we make slow or no progress.