Five frogs sat on a log.
One decided to jump off.
How many were left?
Most would say four.
The answer…
Five.
Why?
Because even though the frog decided to jump off, it might not have.
You see, Intention is NOT Action.
Matter of fact, Intention and Action are not even in the same arena.
Let me give you an example:
I recently asked a group of Team Members “Who will be attending our next LIVE event in Boca Raton Florida later this month?”
Almost all of them told me that they were going to be there.
I then asked how many people purchased their Event Ticket, booked their Airline Reservation and confirmed their Hotel Room.
The Leaders emerged.
This is not Intention.
It is Completion.
Because it is Action.
Action is Measurable; intention is not.
There is a big difference.

Five frogs sat on a log.

One decided to jump off.

How many were left?

Most would say four.

The answer…

Five.

Why?

Because even though the frog decided to jump off, it might not have.

You see, Intention is NOT Action.

Matter of fact, Intention and Action are not even in the same arena.

Let me give you an example:

I recently asked a group of Team Members “Who will be attending our next LIVE event in Boca Raton Florida later this month?”

Almost all of them told me that they were going to be there.

I then asked how many people purchased their Event Ticket, booked their Airline Reservation and confirmed their Hotel Room.

The Leaders emerged.

This is not Intention.

It is Completion.

Because it is Action.

Action is Measurable; intention is not.

There is a big difference.

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2 Comments on The Difference Between Intention & Action

  • Cute but not necessarily true. The frog, having a thought about or thinking about or considering jumping is not intention. Frogs don’t think by the way. They either jump or not. They are stimulus response machines. Humans only act like frogs in the fight or flight mode. Intention is the key however.

    Your leaders acted with intention. Intention is the key to purpose, passion, commitment and all effective action. While intention in the domain of being a noun may not be measurable it is when missing. Your non-leader’s intention was to deceive you or please you. Your intention was asking a question to separate the two intentions and you failed to tell the truth just like they did. Wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings is a Midwestern trait.

    Try on this experiment. If you call 100 people over the next 3 days and ask them to review your information and you do it with zero intention, as in its ok whether you do or not or an “I don’t care one way or another” as part of your hidden agenda what do you think will be the outcome? The same as your non-leaders above is the answer.

    Operating with high intention, like you do, eliminates doubt and fear creating an opening for action that allows mountains to move on your say so.
    .-= Michael Eisbrener´s last blog ..Iceburner: [Do] not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldomgenerates action. – Frank Tibolt =-.

  • Michael, Thanks for your response. It doesn’t make much sense to me,
    but nonetheless, I appreciate your “intention” to explain yourself!
    As for your experiment, I don’t call leads to ask them to look at my business.
    That is so…”80′s”! I only speak with buyers, customers, people who have
    already taken action to look at my business by submitting an Application.
    This is how InternetWork Marketers roll these days…IAG my friend. It’s All Gooooood!

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