Goals are what we are working to achieve, while Intentions underlie what we become. Mindfulness works at the level of intention and becoming.
Practicing Mindfulness with Intent strengthens the emotional qualities that determine who we are and how we interact with the world.
Emotional Qualities drive Behavioral Competencies – Behavioral Competencies (plus skills) drive Performance – Performance drives Results.
To determine our own path, we can work backwards from our goals, to the competencies we need to reach them, and once more back to the emotional qualities that create and strengthen them.