Guest post by Silvia Mordini
The quality of our intentions influences the quality of our lives. Successful business people, athletes and artists all sing a similar song when it comes to setting your intentions high. Yoga helps in this way by teaching us to make precise, high quality efforts. This practice inspires you to expand beyond the ordinary, living up to your greatest potential.
Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations. Goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the 1st or 2nd problem at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.” – Timothy Ferriss, The Four Hour Workweek.
I know this to be true in my life. I lose the ability to stick with something if my ambitions are just average. When my goals are set higher, something within me charges up! If I’m not creating or helping someone develop a new business, plan a bucket list vacation, design an early retirement, or realign themselves with their true dharma, then I feel like I am slacking. Our dharmic responsibility is to maximize our possibilities and inspire others to do the same. This activated energy is contagious.
When leading yoga retreats, trainings and workshops, I often ask students to pick an aspirational pose: something they’ve always wanted to do, but maybe hadn’t tried or didn’t think they could. I tell them to stop at levitation, but anything else goes! I have found that if you set your sights too low, then you likely won’t stay with your yoga practice. You’ll get bored and want to give up. And boredom is the enemy of happiness.
But as big as your primary intention is, keep it simple. That way, you can actually start on the path and keep momentum going, step by step. Just as in yoga where you grow by millimeters, baby steps towards your goal will eventually get you there.
Today, honestly ask yourself, instead of getting up to go to work tomorrow, what do you really want to do?
Is there something audacious that you want to manifest? Do your biggest dreams scare you? Good. It is time you stop living in self-delusional comfort, and focus your energy on the tasks that will help you achieve something bigger. Stop settling for less than your best.
“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurities of the world make it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits.” This week, focus on the home runs set your intentions high. Don’t hold yourself back. Remember as Wayne Dyer puts it, “You are not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.” Your life is not a rehearsal. This is it. Stretch all the way into excellence. Go for it!
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia
Continue reading for more high intention quotes.
“Find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” —Deepak Chopra
“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” —Robin Sharma
“Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” —Fernando Flores
“Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”—John Maxwell
“Don’t squander your potential living a life that amounts to far less than the one you are capable of living.” —Zero Dean
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.” —Jim Rohn
“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” —Steven Pressfield
“Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold. All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out.” —Joyce Meyer
“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” —Albert Schweitzer
“You have the potential to be anything you want.” —Fran Watson
“The will to win, the desire to succeed. The urge to reach your full potential – these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” —Confucius
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Silvia Mordini, CEO, Transformation Leader, and Author. With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life! Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. She has been teaching happiness, global awareness, & mindfulness for 20 years. Silvia, born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, is a well-loved internationally recognized Motivational Speaker, Love Alchemist, and Mindfulness Teacher at conferences worldwide. Her classes holistically integrate various styles of yoga, primarily Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Anusara. You can’t help but leave her workshops, RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga teacher trainings & Alchemy Tours retreats spiritually uplifted!
Before becoming a serial Entrepreneur, Silvia had a thirteen-year Human Resource career including as Director for an international Fortune 100 professional services company. She founded and owned Total Body Yoga Studio with over 9,000 clients for ten years. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga and Meditation to heal and transcend. She is the Founder of the fifteen year old world renowned Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School with over 29 graduating classes of Alchemist Alumni. In 2009 she founded Alchemy Tours, an International Retreat company specializing in Personal Development. With over 12,000 hours of yoga teaching experience she makes yoga approachable, fun, and inspiring for everyone. She has been inspiring happiness, global awareness, and joyful living in students for more than fifteen years.
Tune into her motivational “Loving Your Day” Podcast. Read her popular blog “Happiness Prescriptions”, and learn to love yourself, love your day, love your life along with enjoying her “Loving Your Day” YouTube channel.
She has written hundreds of lifestyle, travel & wellness articles for publications such as MindBodyGreen (USA), Elephant Journal, DOYOU (Hong Kong), Wanderlust (USA), Mantra Wellness Magazine, Gaia, Yogi Times, Daily Cup of Yoga (USA), and is a wellness expert as seen in HuffPost and Medium.
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I truly experience the power of intention in my life, and when I start my day it is so beneficial for me to have an intention. Even if I don’t follow through, I see that it is just a matter of repetition until the seed will start to sprout and grow roots. 🙂