Vital Ways in Setting Your Intentions and Following Through

We like setting intentions, but we don’t always follow through on all of them, and this can be a constant source of frustration. But first, what’s an intention? An intention first comes to us as a thought in our mind, and from that thought, we decide if we’ll act on it and make it happen.

The problem we often face is that our minds are bombarded with so many thoughts each day we overlook or forget about many of our intentions, and in doing so, they never get a chance to manifest in our lives.



The formula for setting an intention is a natural and easy one. It’s so easy. In fact, most people often cannot believe they can bring things into their lives with such a minimal amount of effort. It’s that very belief in the process which means the difference between success and failure.


The first step in setting your intention is to work out what it is you want, not what you don’t want. By concentrating or thinking about things you don’t want, the attracting forces of the universe will bring that to you.

Whatever it is you habitually think about, whether it be good or bad, is what you will attract into your life. Once you know what it is you want, set the intention to manifest it. This process is different to setting goals. With goal setting, you also make a plan and a timeframe to achieve the goal.

Setting an intention is just a matter of holding onto a thought or idea of what you’d like to come into your life and feed it with positive feelings and emotions. The longer and more often you can hold onto your thought and the more emotions that accompany that thought, the faster you’ll see the manifestation of the desired thought or intention appear in your life.


There’s no definite timeframe as to when your intentions will materialise in your reality. However, once you get clear about your intention and hold onto the thought regularly, you’ll notice certain synchronicities begin to appear in your life which act as guides to help you on the journey to see your intention turn from a thought into a reality.

Be aware of these synchronicities coming into your life and know that any coincidences that appear are signals that the universe is drawing to you as you keep your mind on your intention.

Follow these signs and see where they lead you. They may come from the most unexpected of places or strangers who seem to appear with the right information at the right time. It’s important to let go of your logical thinking and trust in the universe to do its job in bringing to you what it is you have intended.

When these signs seem to appear out of nowhere, and you know instinctively that they’re guiding you in the right direction. It might seem like magic, and it is, but don’t try and fight it, just go with the flow and don’t lose touch with your intention. These first few signs are a form of proof that your intention is beginning to manifest.


Once you have received confirmation from the universe in the form of synchronicities, the only thing you have to do is relax and have faith in the process. Continue to focus on your intention regularly with emotion throughout the day. At this point, it may take days, weeks or months for your intention to appear in your life, and this is often when people lose focus and give up.

This isn’t the time to quit because what happens next is the fun part when all you have to do is wait and expect what it is you want is about to arrive. This very expectancy speeds up the manifestation process.

You’ve already seen the signs appear, indicating the universe is aware of your intention so never give up, especially after receiving the first signals. You may be pleasantly surprised how quickly things begin to happen after the first synchronicities appear.


Don’t try and foresee how the manifestation process will unfold, that isn’t your responsibility or your concern. Believe the universe will deliver, and it most certainly will.

Even if particular problems or events arise unexpectedly that might seem to be pushing you away from your goal, follow them, and you may find out later they were necessary steps you needed to take to allow manifestation to occur.

For you to receive new things in your life as a result of setting your intentions, sometimes as the universe begins to deliver, you may be required to change in some way to be able to receive these new blessings.

You may find by changing, although you initially didn’t want to, that what you intended was just around the corner, you would never have been aware of it without going through a change. The process of setting your intentions and watching them come to fruition can often be a wonderful transformation experience.

Get serious about setting your intentions today. It’s easy to start with just one. Know what it is you want, think about your desired outcome as often as possible with strong emotions, watch for the synchronicities to arrive, and when they do, stay focused on your goal and wait for what you want to appear.

The final critical last step is to show gratitude to the universe by saying thanks when your intention manifests in your life. Yes, it’s as simple as you think.


Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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