We are back to Monday. I can’t think of anything better. Today, the book starts to talk about how good intentions are not enough. Samuel Johnson once said, “Hell is paved with good intentions.” But hold on a second. Isn’t it a good thing to want to do good, and to possess a desire to help? Having a good heart definitely helps you to become a better person, but if you don’t act on it, you won’t make a difference. I think this concept will hit close to home with many. We have a desire to do good, plan it all out in our heads, but then never follow through with it. And because of that, we don’t experience significance.
“What game are you watching that you would rather be playing? Are you sitting in the stands in areas of your life where you could be making a difference?”
What does it really mean to live intentionally? Living a life that brings you daily satisfaction and continual rewards or simply working to make a difference. This difference can be small or large. “Intentional living is the bridge that will lead you to the life that matters. Good intentions won’t get you there.” John C. lists the difference between someone that is living an intentional life or just has good intentions.
Words of those with good intentions:
• Somebody Should
Words of those who live intentionally:
• I will
As you look at the difference in these words, can you see why good intentions does not equal significance? In fact, if all you do is cultivate good intentions, and never act on them, you are bound to get frustrated and become even less fulfilled. “Whether we realize it or not, people live in one land or the other. Whether by design or by default, if we have a desire to make the world a better place, we either settle for good intentions or embrace intentional living.
Which will you do?
All day, intentionality, Cram