“Our intention creates our reality.” –Wayne Dyer
Setting intentions in all areas of your life is a very powerful process. Smaller and more specific than goals, intentions can help you remain focused and stay committed. Intentions are the emotions behind your goals. Since public speaking is such an expressive and affecting experience and practice, emotion is involved in everything you do.
As you create and update your list of public speaking goals for the year ask yourself what you want most and what are your biggest priorities. Then pick a single world or small sentence that describes the feeling you will have once you attain that goal. Say it out loud and then write it down.
Here is an example:
- I will attend and speak at 3 Release Your Voice Events – ACCOMPLISHED
- I will find 3 speaking events to volunteer for – GENEROUS
- I will choose three times a month to speak up at events – ACCOUNTABLE
- I will attend six lectures every year – INSPIRED
- I will spend 15 minutes a day doing vocal exercises – DISCIPLINED
- Learn 5 new vocabulary words a week – MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE
If you are more of a visual person, use images to remind you of your intentions and create a Vision Board. If it helps you stay on track share your intensions with friends, family, support networks or online communities like www.intent.com. Clear intentions will integrate achieving your goals into your daily life and help you Release Your Voice.
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