What we intend to do rarely happens. What we commit to do is quite possible.
Commitment is transformational by nature. It requires the basis of a knowledgeable plan with actions taken for new and better results.
Intention is wishful thinking. Passively thinking and talking about what I might do someday without necessary actions to progress.
Commitment works through inconveniences and challenges, intention quickly fades away with ready excuses at the hint of a challenge. If we merely intend to do something, there is always a way to back out of it with no damage to our ego.
Go so far as to commit if it really matters to you and your determined purpose in life. Start with a knowledgeable plan and learn your way through to the results you desire. Learn with others on the same journey or from those that have done it before you. Bring trusted others into your commitment to draw upon their support as you need them.
We are the ones that largely set our own limits, not the circumstances or conditions around us. You may not immediately be successful, but your committed determination will help you to move forward again as you are learning. Your ego may stress your level of determination with the fear of failing, but again, you are able to be in control of these sensations because you are truly committed.
Commit rather than intend.
“Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” — Lao Tzu —