A few years ago, I read Deepak Chopra’s “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” and I loved it. One of the seven laws was “The Law of Intention and Desire” which simply states that
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment
Powerful stuff there. In a way, intentions provide a starting point for any significant journey. Obviously, watching your intentions closely will help as your broad brush strokes of destiny are painted via your intentions. Unfortunately, when you ask someone what their intentions are on even simple things – people provide vague answers. It’s almost like someone else is packaging and storing “intentions” in their brains and hence they don’t have any control over them.
Having the right intentions alone may not make your life and/or career. However, having the wrong intentions is surely one way of messing up your life and/or career. If you are extremely smart, you can get away with “wrong intentions” and fool some people for sometime. That kind of success is typically shortlived. People will figure it out and while they may “pretend” to give you respect, they will start distancing themselves from you one step at a time.