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How the “Law of Diminishing Intent” Keeps You Stuck

I see this law proving itself a lot with my prospects (those who tell me they want to come see me but never respond to my offer of a free consultation and those who have a consultation but defer to work with me til a later date)as well as with friends, family, and others I meet in social situations complaining of unfulfilled goals. It’s disheartening to see. And I will admit that I am guilty of it at times, too.

It’s a very true and insidious “universal law,” which basically states that the longer you wait to take action on an idea you have or a goal you want to achieve, the less likely you are to actually take the action. And if you don’t take the action, nothing changes and you stay stuck right were you are.

“The road to nowhere is paved with unfulfilled intentions.”

So what causes us to put off doing what we usually know needs to be done in order to get unstuck from unsatisfactory situations? And more importantly, how can we help keep ourselves from falling prey to the stagnancy this law creates?

Read the four steps.

The Law of Diminished Intent (LODI) reminds me of the round tuit wording
“round tuit.”

We had one of these hanging on the kitchen wall in the house I shared with my mom, brother & stepfamily. Have you ever seen one? (if you’re in your 40’s or older, you likely have). 

I found this great article about the LODI with four steps to overcome it when you notice yourself contiually saying you’re going to do something, but still haven’t “pulled the trigger.”

Read the article and 4 tips here.

Have you been “intending” to contact me to discuss your business challenges, but haven’t gotten a “round tuit” yet? Have you had a consultation but put off committing to do work with me? Schedule your complimentary MMM Strategy Session (or follow-up) with me today to learn what practical and mindset challenges are holding you back, and what you can do IMMEDIATELY to get more clients and make a difference in more lives!

Your partner in success,

Lisa Smith
Marketing, Mindset & Manifesting Coach


  1. …’Falling prey to…’…not ‘pray to’…😊 Nice article though. I love round tuits.

    • Lisa Smith says:

      Thanks for the spelling catch, Kate! I’ve updated the post. And thank you for taking the time to add a comment.

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