The Secret to Success In Any Area of Life– #BeIntentional


Friends, I hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday and that you didn’t eat too much turkey. I had plenty of food available to eat on Thanksgiving, but instead of piling up my plate and going all in on the Thanksgiving feast, I ate like it was any other day. I was careful with my portions, not too much gravy, no sweets, no bread, and easy on the cheese please. I didn’t want one day to impact my overall goal of fitness, so I was intentional with my Thanksgiving dinner selections. I could have just said, whatever, and just eaten whatever, by why do that when I work hard everyday to maintain my fitness goal? #ImIntentional

You see friends, I discovered very early in life the benefits of being intentional. May I share a personal experience with you? During my freshman year in college, I received a 1.97 G.P.A, yes, I didn’t even know you could get a G.P.A that low! I don’t know why but I thought the lowest you could go was a 2.0, but it’s true, you can go lower than that, because I did it. #ImLivingProof

After my first semester, with my 1.97  G.P.A looking at me, I had some decisions to make. I knew in order to get my G.P.A up to an acceptable level that I had work to do. So after changing my major from Pre-Pharmacy to M.I.S (I.T) I went to work on the plan that I put in place. I was heads down the remainder of my time in college. Friends, I was on a mission, I was intentional with everything that I did. I didn’t party, I didn’t take naps in the afternoon like many of my college friends, I wasn’t hanging out with the cool kids on campus, I didn’t even pledge a sorority, although I wanted too, and I know ya’ll know what colors I would have been proud to wear, based on my demeanor. If you were looking for me and I wasn’t in class, I was in the computer lab or in the library! #ThatsRight

I was aware that the only way that I was going to achieve my goal of improving my G.P.A was to be intentional with my daily action. When I changed my major to M.I.S, I found myself in the University Computer Lab every single day, sometimes I even had to pull an all-night session, but I never gave up on my dream of achieving my goal of raising my G.P.A. My mindset was “give it all you got or go home!” And I did give it all I had, and I graduated from college in 4 years with a G.P.A in a M.I.S major with a 3.7.

Here’s the moral of the story, if you have a dream or a goal that you want to achieve, it can be done, even if it seems too difficult.  Come on now, a 1.97….who does that and recovers so gracefully, in less than 4 years? I’ll tell you, your friend, Sharon D. Meadows did it and you can achieve your goals too, but you will need to be intentional with your daily action!

Friends, I have achieved many other goals in my lifetime by applying the same principles that I learned in my college years on being intentional. Like “shedding” 90 pounds naturally, with no pills, diet or surgery and even keeping it off over the past 9 years! #Intentional

Like leaving a stressful Corporate America job nearly 3 years ago to do my own thing, and I haven’t returned and have no intentions to do so. #Intentional

Like writing and publishing my first book, Journey to a New You. #Intentional

Being intentional is the only way that I know how to achieve success in any area of life. Success doesn’t happen on accident, it happens on purpose! #BeIntentional #BeOnPurpose

Ask yourself are you being intentional about achieving your goals and dreams or are you expecting success to happen on accident? #BeIntentional

Sharon D. Meadows is a Certified Professional Transformation Coach and the Author of the Amazon Best – Seller, Journey to A New You—A Transformational Guide to Discovering Your Inner Strengths!

Please connect with Sharon, to ask her what’s the next step to get you on the Journey to a New You, Contact Me! #LetsTalk

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Posted on November 29th, by sdmeadows in Coaching.

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