Whatever You Do, Be Intentional About It!

And be active, too. Anything you do passively is probably not worth doing.

No one accidentally does important things. You’re not going to do anything significant with your life unless you are active and intentional about it.


We waste our lives going wherever the wind blows us — a great recipe for feeling unfilled and jaded. There has to be a better way to find your purpose and make a mark on this world.

Instead of being passive, let’s be proactive and intentional about our decisions and actions. Starting right here, right now, with items like the following:

  • Marrying someone (or not)
  • Changing jobs or careers (or not)
  • Having children (or not)
  • Moving to a new area (or not)

These make sense, right? You don’t want to randomly decide to marry someone or become a doctor. These decisions deserve some thought and planning because of the commitment involved.

But what about these:

  • Learning a trade or skill or instrument
  • Dropping out of college
  • Buying vehicles
  • Friends and relationships
  • Starting a business (or not)
  • Spending money / budgeting
  • Using social media (or not)

Don’t just do these things because you’re bored. HAVE A DECENT REASON!

Did you notice several items have an “or not” after them? That’s because they should not be a “default.” If you’re not planning to be a dedicated, learning spouse, then please do not get married. Unless you’re determined to be a good parent, please do not have children. Unless you have a good reason for moving somewhere, then what is the point?

You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.
– Zig Ziglar

Let’s stop stumbling across life, letting it happen to us. That’s how victims talk, and you are not a victim.

In what area of your life do you need to be more intentional? Share it in a comment.