Being intentional is having a plan—an aim with guided action to create change or success. Most hunters are planning their hunts this time of year by using video to locate the best hunting results. Football teams are scouting other teams and installing game plans to compete effectively against their opponents and win. Most businesses are in the process of completing budgets for next year and concentrating on numbers they can expect to grow. These are all examples of focusing intentionally to create greatness. One roadblock to being intentional is assumptions. We assume growth or change will happen over time, naturally, without a plan. Although this is possible in some cases, we need to intentionally focus on a guided plan for a better opportunity and success. Better personal and business relationships are created when we focus on the other person and his/her needs. Planning is the key. A carefully thought-out and analyzed plan put into action to pinpoint areas where growth is desired and success can be achieved is being intentional. My challenge is to focus on doing just that. In whatever areas of your life—parenting, sports, fitness, relationships, business, etc.—spend time creating your own intentional plan to become the agent of change you are capable of being.
I am thankful for all of my friends in the title industry this fall. You give me focus and desire to be more intentional every day. Have a great Thanksgiving!