It takes courage to choose what you want to create in your life. One of the hardest things about offering a clear intention is to make a firm decision about what you want to create. Making an intention is deliberate and well... intentional.
Don't get me wrong, there are a lot possibilities to consider and it is vital to create an intention that is in sync with what matters to you and what you are drawn to. But after asking yourself the right questions about what is important to you and what the possibilities are, there comes a time to commit to what you want to create.
It is saying, "Of all the things that I could unfold in my life this year, this is what I choose to create." This is the essence of a clear intention.
But what if it is wrong? We often put off making a decision or hedge our bets because we are afraid we may pick the wrong thing or that the thing that we do pick will fail. And then we will be responsible. And what if we can't get ourselves out of it? The self-imposed pressure becomes overwhelming.
And remember, not deciding is deciding. Our culture has become passive and we tend to just accept whatever happens to us. Of course, if we do not have a clear intention, what happens to us is usually a different version of the same old thing.
And lastly, once you commit to something, you will have to take action. It is moving from the conceptual to the actual. When your intention opens a door, it becomes time to engage. It is both exciting and fear producing once your dream and vision starts to become real. "It was fun to think about, but now the person wants to know if I want to put a deposit down."
So, out of all the possibilities and abundance that life has to offer, what is that you choose to create for yourself this year?