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Fun Times with Dad: Lately, I’ve been taking some time in the evenings to fish at the retention pond near our home.

Being Intentional

In his book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, John Maxwell says, “To be intentional means working with purpose–making every action count.”

To be intentional, you need to follow these five principles:

  1. Have a Purpose Worth Living For
  2. Know your Strengths and Weaknesses
  3. Prioritize your Responsibilities
  4. Learn to Say No
  5. Commit Yourself to Long-Term Achievement

Different Words

Words of Good Intention–

  • Desire
  • Wish
  • Someday
  • Fantasy
  • Hopefully
  • Passive
  • Occasional
  • Emotion
  • Somebody Should
  • Survival

Words of Being Intentional–

  • Action
  • Purpose
  • Today
  • Strategy
  • Definitely
  • Active
  • Continual
  • Discipline
  • I Will
  • Success

Setting short-term goals will help you complete the long-term goals and commitments, even in Parenting!

Let us know in the comments section what goals you are pursuing!

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
Intentional Living