Intent is a community where members can share their dreams and aspirations, and receive support from others. This is your online destination for turning your intention into tangible action, and inspiring others to do the same.
Intent, as a brand and website, aspires to be the most trusted wellness destination for capturing and sharing peoples intentions — personal, social, spiritual and environmental.
Why Share An intent?
We truly believe in the power of intentions. After all, every action starts with an intention. When we share an intention with others, we make ourselves feel more accountable for the mission we want to complete. When you know what your intention is AND you can state it to others, then you are more likely to make the initiative to make your aspiration come true.
Why Join This Community?
Social media and social connections have the power to change our lives. Statistical research shows that a person with a happy friend is 15% more likely to be happy; a person with a happy friend of a friend is 10% more likely to be happy, and a person with a happy friend of a friend of a friend is 6% more likely to be happy.
Here at intent.com, everyone in the community is interested in achieving their positive intentions — whether it is to run a marathon or to help end world hunger. And what better way to find the inspiration to make your dreams a reality than to connect with other people who are interested in sharing their positive intentions?
What Can You Do On intent.com?
As a community member of intent.com, you can:
Share your intents with other community members.
Receive support and comments on your intents.
Share why it is important to you, how others can help you and what is your inspiration for the intent?
Show your support for other people’s intents.
Adopt other people’s intents that you can relate to
Sync your account with Twitter and Facebook so that your intents are automatically shared with your Twitter and Facebook friends.
Reaffirm you intents everyday so you stay on top of your goals.
Track the intents that you completed or accomplished.
Add inspirational or informational photos and videos to your intent.
What is an intent?
Intents come from your soul – they are who and what we aspire for in our life. Intentions reflect ones purpose, what gives us meaning or significance. Intentions come from a place of mindfulness, of knowing what will give us happiness and peace.
An intent is any goal you plan on accomplishing to achieve that happiness and peace.
How do I set one?
Simply start with the phrase “I intend to” and fill in the rest with what your heart wants most. At first, start with the simple things like completing your list of housework, or getting out to exercise. The more you practice, the more in tune you’ll be with your inner self and figure out what it is your soul is saying. I intend to love more. I intend to let go of this regret.
Why should I set one on Intent.com?
The idea behind Intent.com was to give people a place to be held account for the intents that they set. By posting them here, it encourages you to not only put more effort in to reaching that intent, but also provides support from other users. Comment and support other intents and even adopt intents from other users as your own. Share links or videos that will inspire and help others reach their goals. You can then feel great when you complete your intent and can click “Fulfilled.”
How do I get an account?
Accounts are 100% free. You just need to register with your email address here or you can sign in using your Facebook account.
What does affirming an intent mean?
Sometimes fulfilling an intent takes time. When you affirm your intent you are recommitting yourself to working towards fulfilling it.
Can I update an intent?
Yes! And we highly encourage it. Once you’ve set your intent, you will see the update button below it. Use that to tell us how you are progressing towards fulfilling your intent or ask the supporters of your intent for help if you’re stuck.
class="underline text-center"What are supporters?
If you see an intent that you like and want to encourage that person to continue with their progress, you can support their intent! It’s similar to liking a status on Facebook, except when you go to your profile you can see all the intents you have supported so you can easily check back in on them.
What does adopting an intent mean?
If you like an intent so much that you want to fulfill it yourself, you can adopt it. That intent now becomes yours as well and you can continue to affirm and update it as an intent you set yourself.
Can I share my intent on other social media sites?
Yes! Absolutely. You can share your intents and others that you really like via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Simply click on the intent, share and then whatever platform where you wish to post it.
What are the Recommended Intents?
Recommended intents are the intents we want to bring special focus to, whether because they are gaining a lot of support on the site, are from a featured partner, or have important updates about Intent we want to make sure our users see.
Can I become a Recommended Intent?
Yes, definitely! The intent team is on the website every day going through and supporting intents, making sure that everything is working properly. As we see really intriguing intents that we think would be inspirational or interesting to the community we’ll add it to the Recommended Intent category.
What if I want more information about Intent and what’s going on with the website?
Subscribe to our newsletter! It’s sent out every Tuesday and Saturday. Our Tuesday newsletters are themed and spotlight intents and quotes that fit in with that theme to help you get to know users that you may not have been exposed to before and to help inspire new intents for yourself.
Our Saturday newsletter will discuss updates to the site, the top blog posts and words from our featured partners. Both newsletters will also have exclusive give aways, opportunities for free online courses in meditation, happiness and other subjects, as well as special deals from partners for only the Intent audience.
What is Intent Blog?
Sometimes the context of an intent requires more than a few words posted on your feed. On the blog (link) we share articles that will help inspire you to fulfill your intent with tips on how to de-stress, be more open, increase wellness, etc. We also have guest blogs from Intent users sharing their experiences as they fulfill their intents – whether they’ve had a major victory or describe how they overcame an unexpected hurdle.
class="underline text-center"Can I submit to the blog?
Yes, you can. If you have an idea for an article you’d like to pitch, send it to
What is the Year of Intent?
The idea of intention up until this point has been mainly associated with yoga and meditation practices but we want to show that you can take those same principles and apply them to every aspect of your life to help motivate you to live a fuller and well life.
So we are asking users to set a BIG intent. Want to write a novel? Start a business? Begin a family? Whatever your big project is we want you to set it as your intent. Then we want you to come back and update it as you progress towards it. Build supporters to show investors, publishers, or just for your own feeling of accomplishment.
The Year of Intent campaign encourages and shows users how to use Intent as a tool to complete their big goals and hold themselves accountable for showing up to their desires every day. For more info visit this post.
Something doesn’t seem to be working, what do I do?
If you notice anything not working with the site or witness abuse in any way please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to report the problem.
Our team is comprised of seasoned media veterans and friends, who have joined together to create intent.
About Our Founder
Founder & CEO, Mallika Chopra “My intent is to connect with others by sharing and listening to each other’s stories.”
Mallika learned about the power of intention at a young age from her father, Deepak Chopra. After family meditations (she learned when she was 9), her father would guide Mallika and her brother, Gotham, to repeat the following phrase:
I am responsible for what I see.
I choose the feelings I experience
And set the goals I will achieve
Everything that seems to happen to me,
I ask for and receive as I have asked.
He then taught them to ask for love, hope, purpose, passion, inspiration and so many other positive qualities in their lives every day. Starting every day with an intent proved to be an anchoring device that led to connection, happiness and personal fulfillment.
Mallika is mom to Tara and Leela and has written two books inspired by them — 100 Promises To My Baby and 100 Questions From My Child. Both books represent her intention to be a conscious parent. Mallika is amazed and honored to host dozens of writers on www.intentblog.com and a thriving community of people sharing their dreams and supporting one another on www.intent.com. Her prior experience includes launching MTV in India, Michael Jackson’s Heal The World Foundation, and working with various internet companies. Mallika holds a B.A. from Brown and an M.B.A. from Kellogg University.
And A Final Word
We want intent.com to be your online community where you feel supported for pursuing your dreams, aspirations and life goals. We also believe that if more people share their positive intentions every day, the world will truly be a better place.
So don’t be shy with sharing your intentions! Your intention may resonate with another community member, who may then feel compelled to take action in his or her life. Continue the ripple effect of positive intentions by inviting your friends and family to join this community, too.