Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough

Perhaps the greatest conflict of interest in most people’s lives… lies in the gap between good intentions and results.

Good intentions like getting in shape are simply meaningless without action.

I can state the following with the certainty of night following day…

If good intentions were of any value…other than to bring a false sense of comfort to the delusional….well, everybody would be skinny, happy and rich.

On a large scale, there is a chronic disconnect between intentions and results, as the goals that individuals set for themselves often bear little resemblance to the results that they actually achieve.

 To put that idea through to the test, I’d like you to consider the goals you set at the beginning of the year.

Is there a gap between what you intended to do…and what you actually accomplished?

How large or small is that gap?

For far too many…you could literally drive a truck through that performance gap.

Allow me to explain the critical difference between intentions and results.

The fact is…

Intentions have never once put food on your table, or clothes on your back.

Intentions have never put muscle on your body, nor helped you to run a marathon.

Intentions have never paid down a single penny of your debt, nor will they pay for your car, mortgage, or boat.

While good intentions appear to be honorable…they are actually quite deceptive as too many people think intentions are the same as results.

They’re not, and should you happen to fall into that camp…by all means, be sure to say hello to the Tooth Fairy for me.

You have one and only one shot at this thing called life, and to make the most of it, you must stop talking about all the things you intend to do…and actively start doing them.

We do not get paid for intentions or wishful thinking…we’re on the payroll to deliver results. The ability to do so consistently, honorably and with relative speed is the key skill that allows you to make your dreams come true.

I want you to really think about this and let it sink in, so read this next line slowly…

Your results serve as judge, jury and executioner of your performance.

There is absolutely NO EXCEPTION to this rule…and the sooner you accept that reality, the sooner you start making big things happen in your life.