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Your intentions don’t mean squat

It’s taken me a while to recognize this truism. People don’t care what my intentions are, they only care about my actions.

My intentions don’t mean squat.

What matters is what I actually do.

Sometimes I get this right.

And sometimes I get this wrong.

OK, most of the time I get this wrong.

What that was is a defining moment. And the thing about defining moments is that you either define the moment or the moment defines you. – Roy McAvoy

Whether I like it or not each day is filled with many defining moments. And in each of those moments I try to remember…  either define this moment with my actions or this moment defines me.

By Adam McLane

Adam McLane is a partner at The Youth Cartel, co-author of A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media, blogger of 10+ years, and a fan of all things San Diego State University Aztecs.

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