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The Power of IntentionDr. Wayne Dyer has often talked about the power of intention (in fact, he has created several valuable resources on the subject). As you seek to amass wealth, you will find it worthwhile to think on and clarify your intentions.

If you believe in God or a universal force that listens to your prayers or thoughts, then it serves to reason that you should define your intentions in life and allow the all-powerful forces to work on your behalf.

Said another way, if God or the universe is not aware of what you want out of life, how are they suppose to bring it to you? An omnipotent being may know everything there is to know about you, but it’s still up to you to discern your desires and set forth the intention to acquire them. Consider this verse from The Bible:

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7, New Living Translation)

When it comes to intention, you can be specific and focused, exercising faith and belief that what you want has to come to you. Conversely, you can be scattered and distracted, never activating your faith and never asking for exactly what you want. Specificity of purpose will bring to you what you desire faster.

If you’ve ever made a list of goals, a vision board, a to-do list or anything of the sort, then you likely already know the power of intention. When you become clear about your objectives and you write them down, it’s as if the universe suddenly springs into action and starts working to fulfill your request. You begin to see what you may have missed before. You begin to see opportunities where you once saw problems.

Intention as a Guiding Force

What is the power of intention? Is it a slot machine, a personal genie or a form of magic? Not necessarily. Quite simply, it’s a guiding force.

In other words, when you activate intentions, you are asking for the cooperation of your mind, conscious and subconscious. What is your subconscious mind good at? Solving problems. It’s like a program that continues to work in the background while you are doing other things. This is why stepping away from your office, going for a drive or taking a walk can sometimes spark new ideas and inspiration. Your mind was working in the background.

Napoleon Hill’s seminal book was called Think and Grow Rich, not Work Hard and Grow Rich. Though Hill’s book does not suggest that one should not work, it does place great emphasis on thought, particularly collaborative thought. How you think changes your world. As your internal world shifts, how you see the external world also shifts.

Hill also talks about the idea of auto-suggestion. When you bombard your mind with images, thoughts and words that pertain to your desires, your mind has to find a way to make these desires a reality. Consistency in effort and focus makes your goals all the more clearer in your mind. What you request of God or the universe becomes specific.