05/10/2012 04:24 pm ET Updated Jul 11, 2012

What Is Your Intention?

Success or failure is proportionate to intention. If your intention is love, you will be successful in any situation or undertaking, no matter what it is. This is because there is an invisible force, a vibration, that carries your intention to its audience.

When you do something -- whether it's writing a book, spearheading a project at work, going on a diet, or helping your children with their homework -- your actions and words will not be well-received if you hold the feeling that you are doing it because you have to.

The outcome of everything you say and do depends on your approach. Are you approaching the task from a place of love, or are you coming from a place of fear, obligation, or resentment? Stop for a moment. Say to yourself, "I Am love." A change in your disposition is inevitable. You will have aligned your vibration with the vibration of love... the highest level there is. Those around you will suddenly feel this change of atmosphere and react and respond accordingly. You will bring them into alignment with you. It's the same feeling you have when someone walks into a room. Do you automatically feel good or bad being around that person?

When you are faced with something that you don't want to do, but feel you have to do, take a step back and find a way to see it from the perspective of your heart, not your head. Changing the way you see a challenging situation will shift your experience of it.

Answer the following questions to turn life obligations into fulfilling experiences:

1) Are You Helping Another?

Realize the good that will come from your assistance, even if it's just for one person in need. There will be a lasting imprint of your words and actions. So understand that whatever "it" is you are doing, it is not about you. It is about being of service to someone who needs you and will benefit from your help.

2) What Are You Attracting?

When you radiate love, you are attracting love back to you. When you radiate anger and resentment, you are attracting that, too. You can feel the energy off of people you've been in contact with, can't you? Even if it's just from a phone call... it's palpable. It's hard not to take on that other person's persona, good or bad. Do you want to attract resistance and bad attitudes from others in regard to you and your endeavors? Then don't have a bad attitude yourself, because you will cause yourself to fail in that endeavor.

3) What If You Live As An Example?

All of us need someone to inspire and encourage us, adults and children alike. Children, in particular, learn what they live. So if you are impatient and easily agitated with your child, don't be surprised when he becomes impatient and easily agitated with you.

Show your coworkers how things can be. Live in possibility. They, too, need to be motivated and elevated to a new level so they can feel good about what they do. Positive energy is contagious... so is negative energy. Negative energy will kill a business, or a marriage, or anything it infects. "Garbage in, garbage out," as they say.

Set a positive example by coming from a place of love, and your energy will lift up those around you. The result will be great success! Align your feelings and endeavors with the highest vibration in the universe -- love -- and success will always be yours.

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