The Road to Real Achievement is Paved By Intentness



“People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.” – Zig Ziglar

In John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, one of his building blocks is Intentness.

My dictionary defines intent as “the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose.”

Let’s take a look at how Wooden brought Intentness to life …

The Road is Bumpy and Long But Don’t Give Up

Via The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership:

“I could say Intentness means determination; I could say it means persistence; I could say it means tenacity or perseverance.

I will say it is the ability to resist temptation and stay the course, to concentrate on your objective with determination and resolve.  Impatience is wanting too much too soon.  Intentness doesn’t involve wanting something.  It involves doing something often for a very long time.

The road to real achievement is usually bumpy and long, but you do not give up.  You may have setbacks.  You may have to start over.  You may have to change your method.  you may have to start over.  You may have to change your method.  You may have to go around, or over, or under.  Yu have have to back up and get another start.  But you do not quite.  You stay the course.  To do that, you must have intentness.”

What is it you plan to do or achieve?

What is your intent?

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