Can general intentions lead to specific goals?

Wanting to achieve an objective, perhaps even taking the time to set out a timeline for it, is something we are able to connect with. But then, for a million different reasons the enthusiasm we initially felt for it drains away.

This could lead us to ask the key question ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ Without taking those general intentions and breaking them down into doable action steps, our effort quickly gets lost, redirected, or consumed in other activities.

Possibly on occasions, we get lucky and achieve a particular goal without really spending time on reaching it. These instances, however, are usually the exceptions, not the norm. So, can general intentions lead to specific goals?

What do you think? To share your answer to ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ feel free to leave a comment below.

Right now, thanks for taking the time to read this ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ post today.

Kindest regards.


About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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