When you say something do you mean it?
My teacher would tell me that the road to hell was paved with good intentions. In this sense the word intention assumes that we have Pan’s aims or ideas that we never complete or fulfil. If we take the opposite view and believe that we will compete what we set out to do than the word intention describes what will be, it implies determination.
The mind system (because the brain’s involved as well) works on the basis that it creates habits. Most of our behaviours are habits. We have learned to do what we do and the believe ‘that’s just the way I am’, I believe is never true, we can be or become whatever we want to be, once we change our habits.
The key to both being stuck in a habit, and creating new habits, is speech. We hear what we say. If you make negative statements about yourself or about other people then you hear it and that reinforces the habits that have become your experience of who you are. The easiest way to change your habits is to change what you say. If you deliberately state the positive, even if you do not really believe it,then you hear the new attitude that you are saying and it gradually becomes the new habit in your mind.
Go back to the mirror look your self in the eye and say ‘l love you’ and listen to the habit in you mind. Does it say ‘yes I agree’, ‘you’re a liar’, or does it laugh?
Did you know that you can change the way that you feel about yourself by telling yourself positive things, out loud, every day. It may take 40′ 400′ or 4000 repetitions until your mind develops the new habit. After that you will say that feeling positive is just the way that you are. Really you have simple learned the new habit.
Live in the present and become what you want to be by creating new intentions and saying them out loud.