Do you want to know what Creating the Awesome is all about?
Do you want to know the secret to creating Awesome Experiences in your life that are sure to impact the world around you?
Then watch this video below. In it, John Hockenberry gives a Ted Talk about design and the secret to all good design. The beautiful thing, as he alludes to, is that this secret goes way beyond just design.
Intent is everything.
Ever heard the phrase being intentional?
Leaders often use the term respond as opposed to react, and the assumption is that a response includes intent, where as a reaction is uncontrolled and chaotic.
All of us can relate to this in one shape or another. I know I have asked my kids several times about their intent after hitting their brother or sister. Most of the time their answer and our answer to a question of intent remains unanswered.
And that’s the problem isn’t it.
Most of the time, we live life without intent. We are on auto-pilot, cruise-control, standby, waiting for something to drop, hoping something will change.
Change involves intent.
It requires it.
No, scratch that, it demands it!
Sure it’s easy to imagine something like an engineer designing a car with intent, and certainly we would all be first in line to blast that same said engineer if the opposite was true, but how much more is true for you today?
Are you loving your kids with intent?
Are you loving your neighbors with intent?
Are you leading your family, church, team, executives, or volunteers with intent?
Probably not, and that’s ok if average and ordinary is all you’re after.
But Creating the Awesome and creating Awesome Experiences that engage others in ways that manifest a rippling effect in our world will require intent.
Perhaps it’s time to say to yourself, enough is enough and live with intent.
How could living with intent dramatically change the way you go about living your life?
Share your thoughts in the comments below! I’d love to hear them!