April 21, 2024



By Carmen Greger

Time is the most precious resource we have. It is the one thing that we cannot get back once it has passed us by, and with great opportunities in tow. As such, it is important that we live our lives with purpose and intention. Yet, so often, we find ourselves living our lives on autopilot, going through the motions without really thinking about what we are doing. We get caught up in the day-to-day grind of work, school, and family responsibilities, and we forget to take a step back and reflect on the primary components and energetic status of our lives, the balance and functional systems or lack thereof within them, and on what truly and deeply matters most to us.

“If nothing changes, nothing changes. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’re getting” – Courtney C Stevens

Aligning our actions with our deepest intentions is a powerful way to ensure that we are living a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. When we are aligned with our deepest intentions, we are more likely to be happy, healthy, and prosperous.  Living in a way that is true to ourselves, our passions and our values, rather than being swayed by external factors or pressure and simply doing what we think we ‘should’ be doing, is key.

However, aligning our actions with our deepest intentions is not always easy. It requires a great deal of self-reflection and self-awareness. It also requires us to take positive steps towards change, rather than simply staying stuck in our old habits and routines. It requires a choice and an action plan to get and stay off the hamster wheel.

What’s not working is not working and nothing changes if nothing changes.

It’s time. One step at a time starts now. It’s time.

One way to start aligning our actions with our intentions so that we can begin to prioritize and actualize our desired life, is to press the pause button on the busy-ness and take the time to reflect on what truly matters to us. This can involve asking ourselves some tough questions, such as:

What do I value most in life?

What brings me the most joy and fulfillment?

What am I most passionate about?

What are my biggest goals and aspirations?

What are my good habits?

What are my gifts and blessings?

What are my not so good habits?

What are my challenges and obstacles?

What actions do I continue on repeat that are not in service to my greater good and that take up unnecessary energy and time that I cannot get back?

Who am I?

What do I want?

Why am I here?

What and who am I grateful for?

How and who can I serve?

Once we have done some soul excavation for a clearer understanding of our priorities and dreams, we can start taking positive steps towards manifesting our intentions and desires. This may involve making changes in our daily routines, habits, and behaviors. For example, if we value health and wellness, we may need to start prioritizing exercise and healthy eating habits. If we value relationships, we may need to make more time for meaningful connections with loved ones.

Take note that commitment, consistency and constancy breed results. It’s time to take positive action for guaranteed traction so that you can finally get where you have been wanting to be all along.  Imagine arriving at your dream destination. Take a moment and picture what that looks like.  Visualization works wonders; the more regularly, clearly, comprehensively and specifically you can imagine your ‘perfect life’, the more readily you will create a beautiful version of its reality.

It is important to remember that aligning our actions and intentions is not a one-time event. It is an ongoing process that requires constant self-reflection and adjustment. We may also need to make course corrections along the way as we discover new things about ourselves and our values.

The time to start mindfully and productively activating our intentions is now. We cannot wait for the perfect moment or the right opportunity to come along. The only moment we have is the present, and we must make the most of it. Time is valuable and fleeting; don’t waste it, spend it wisely and well

People who are actively committed to living their lives ‘on purpose’, aligned with their deepest intentions, are happier, more fulfilled, and more successful in life. According to research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, individuals who have a strong sense of purpose in life are more likely to experience positive emotions, have stronger relationships, and live longer, healthier lives. Similarly, a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that individuals who are aligned with their values and goals are more likely to experience meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

Believe that you are worthy of creating a thriving life you love, make the necessary adjustments and act accordingly and immediately.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing changes of nothing changes; if you don’t take the proper steps necessary to course correct then you will find yourself further away from your goals and dreams, simply due to the kinetic nature of time and the inevitable distance its organic passing creates. One day you will wake up in deep regret on the opposite end of the spectrum of the optimal life you once pictured yourself manifesting, actualizing and celebrating.

Regret is a tough pill to swallow; it is not recommended.

Hindsight is 20/20, so carve out some time and have a chat with your future self. Listen to the insights this older, wiser version of you has to share; pay close attention and take notes.

If we want to live a life that is purposeful and fulfilling, we must prioritize showing up for ourselves and others by aligning our beliefs, values and desires with our thoughts, words, and actions consistently and constantly.

Reviewing, Editing and Recalibrating are vital. Aligning our actions with our intentions is essential if we are committed to living a life filled with meaning, joy, and prosperity. It requires constant self-reflection and adjustment, as we remain present, purposeful, and productive while moving on-point, following our ‘inner compass’ towards our true north, through the myriad of meaningful moments and deciduous days of our lives.

“Rat Races and Hamster Wheels are for the Birds” -Carmen Greger.