If you’ve ventured into the space of self-development, you’ve most likely heard how important energy is if you want to be successful.  But why is energy so important? Why do we need to align our energy with intangible things in the universe? What does that have to do with our success?

The answers to these questions lie in a concept that you may be familiar with called the Power of Intention. Read on to learn what this means, and why you should act as if you have already achieved all of your goals.


In Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s book The Power of Intention, he explains how contrary to what we may have always believed, intention is not something that we do. Intention is a force that exists in every one of us, which allows us to tap into the invisible energy field ever present in the universe. It is all around us and has always existed.

The Power of Intention gives us the power to use energy to co-create the life we want, side-by-side with the universe. It allows us to use energy in a way that makes us creators of our reality; it helps us fulfill our responsibility of designing our own lives.


Success is not something that just happens. It is something that we intend to happen. To achieve great things in life, you need to intend to achieve them.

It always starts with setting the intention to be successful. Once you set that intention, you can then follow it with preparation, passion, hard work, and determination. From there, Dr. Dyer guarantees you will succeed because success always follows intention and it always starts with setting the intention to be successful.

But once that’s done, there’s something else you need to do: you must act as if everything you desire is already yours — because it is.


Once you set the intention to be successful, you must treat yourself as if you already are and act that way as well. By doing so, you will find yourself taking the actions and putting in the work of someone who already has everything you intend to have, or already is who you intend to become.

By aligning your actions with your desires and using energy to create this new life, you are bound to achieve your dreams.

A great way to make sure you’re doing the right things is to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What would the successful version of me do every day?

  2. What would the successful version of me stop doing?

  3. How would the successful version of me speak to myself?

Whatever the answers are to these questions, start applying them so you can become who you intend to be.

To conclude, it’s important to remember that you breathe life into whatever you give your energy to. So use your power of intention to become the greatest version of yourself, and that intention will help you achieve your wildest goals.