Direction Not Intention

Been thinking a lot about our recent Sunday service the main impact statement was “Direction not intentions determines our destination”.

Our choices in direction leads us down our current path. This makes me realize that people are similar to water, we tend to follow the path of least resistance. To be successful we need to on occasion go against the current or even paddle upstream to get to our desired destination.

The choices you have made this far has taken you down the path or road you are currently on. This just isn’t about any one aspect of our life but many it effects our Hopes, Dreams, Beliefs, Education, Finances and Business.

Think about if you are taking a road trip and you realize you’ve made a wrong turn and are no longer heading toward your desired destination. Do you continue heading the wrong way, getting further and further away using more and more resources? Or, do you stop get your bearings change directions to get back on course?

I’m guessing your answer is the second. If we do this while traveling down the road, we should also do this in life and in our businesses. Take a moment look at the path you are on. Don’t look back to try to figure out what got you to this point but take a moment to stop, get your bearings and refocus on the destination you set in your mind as to where you want to get to.

On the road trip we have maps and even GPS’ now that we simply put in the destination we want and it tells us turn by turn how to get there. In many aspects of our life we don’t have that luxury. You do have choices though to help you get where you want to be.

Those “choices” in your day to day life are asking the right person, mentor or coach the questions you need answers to. Or even determining what education you need and getting the right course or even book to help you get back on the right page of the “map” to steer you back on course.

Take a moment right this moment, look at the path you’re heading down. Is it the right one? Do you need to redirect your course? Maybe you’re on the right path and just need a tune up to get moving to reach that destination.

Where ever you are in your destination, I hope you do take a moment at least to take a second to make sure you still have that goal mapped out.

About Frank Deardurff

My Passion is my Faith, Family, Love for Music, Art and Photography. I myself have delivered many of my own training courses as well as webinars and teleseminars for many other coaching groups. I’ve also published a book titled “50 Biggest Website Mistakes”. Having many decades of experience in various forms of graphics and IT experience and aspects of online business, my vision is to help others overcome their fears and frustration with taking their businesses online and reach the next level of success.


  1. Bret Ridgway on August 18, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Very well said Frank. Excellent blog post – can I use this in Traces?

  2. Mauricio Martinez on August 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    My direction or God’s direction?

    Sometimes “losing my way” seems, in the end, where He wanted me to go.

    But, I honestly don’t know.

    It’s confusing.

  3. Joe Jutrisa on August 29, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Well said. Your post really got me thinking! Hmmm….there’s a big newage push on the power of intention and how you just intend it and it happens! Magic! You might have a good intention but if you’re on the wrong road you’re bound to get lost! It’s a great post reminicent of Jim Rohn. You just can’t bypass the fundamentals.

  4. Frank Deardurff III on August 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Bret, Yes of course! Mauricio – that’s a good question and I understand that for sure.

    Joe – thanks for the comments much appreciated.

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