Albert Einstein is widely recognized with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” I have stated that “Life has its Own Beat, so March Proudly and Intentionally!”

How often have you continued the same behaviors, the same actions, awoke one more day doing the same thing that didn’t work…but expecting different results? It is time to make the change. I implore you to plan with intention to change what hasn’t worked for you.

Over these weeks, (even in the midst of greater storms in our world), I’ve shared personal nuggets with you so you know that I too am faced with improving my motivation, fine-tuning my attitude, making a resolution for resilience and today’s…marching with intention. You must map out your journey “with the end result in mind” so you can intentionally reach your goal. What is it that you want to change?

Intentions (I believe) can come in different forms. There are times when you hope and pray that things will change or something will happen. While you are being intentional, you are not putting any standards in place to ensure that the outcome you envision will definitely fall into place. You need a roadmap for change. Sometimes, the change is so grand, you can’t even hope for it. This is the type of intention women had in the military during those beginning years. In World War I, for example the posters said, “Free a Man to Fight.” During those beginning years, because of laws, they couldn’t reach the ranks of General or Admiral…they were just permitted by law to “serve”. They wanted to do their patriotic duties. Women have always been volunteers. They served with intention because they were never drafted, but always volunteered. Women like Dorothy “Dot” Cole who CNN recognized as the oldest living Marine Veteran who passed on January 7, 2021 at the age of 107. Thank you, my Sister Marine, for serving. The year you were born 1913, was also the year when 22 collegiate women at Howard University created a sisterhood known as delta sigma theta, incorporated sorority. They created, marched and lived with intention. Remember the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Are you ready to be intentional by changing your steps towards a new day, a new goal, a new result? I hope you will join me next week…with intention. Until we meet again.