4 Guiding Principles that Help You Unlock Action. Copyright 2014 Mary Gravelle.

2 Remaining Guiding Principles Influencing Your Ability to Take Action

4 Guiding Principles that Help You Unlock Action. Copyright 2014 Mary Gravelle.

4 Guiding Principles that Help You Unlock Action.
Copyright 2014 Mary Gravelle.

Last week we talked about Commitment and Creativity and how they can influence your ability to take action. The other two guiding principles that influence Action are Persistence and Simplicity.


The best way to maintain your ability to take action is to keep it simple. In the Igniting Your Intentions process, I guide you to materials that are simple and inexpensive. The process itself is fairly simple: intention, drawing, and writing. It is profound because of its simplicity. The deeper impact can come forth as a result.

Think of a time when you felt stuck, unable to move forward. Were you complicating the issue somehow? Were you making a mountain out of a molehill?

Did you find that you needed to let go of something or change your thinking to simplify the issue at hand? It’s like taking a large project and breaking it down to simpler tasks. If you have to wade through a thicket, it will take much longer and become arduous. Keep your process as simple as possible and you will find it much easier to take action.


“Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.”  – Unknown

The fourth guiding principle that will influence your ability to take action is Persistence. Taking persistent, continuous action is what will lead you to your goal. It places you in the flow. Persistence builds momentum. Show up everyday to keep the flow and momentum going. Persist and you will meet with success. Are you worth it? Showing up for yourself on a daily basis will help you keep the creative fire within you burning brightly.


Are you ready to begin your Igniting journey into the heart of who you really are?

I’m inviting six people to take a 21 day intensive workshop, Level One, Igniting Your Intentions. The workshop will begin on August 4 and will be an online course. What this means is that I will send you a weekly email that will set you up for the next seven days of your process. There might be a combination of email, video, audio formats to deliver the course content.

There will be a private Facebook group for those of you who want to share your process everyday with the others who are taking the course. I will be checking in daily to this private Facebook group to support your process.

I’m going to give you an option to use Skype on a weekly basis for an added cost for more personal attention.


    • Course Begins: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    • Course Ends: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    • Investment for online course: $299
    • Investment for online course plus weekly Skype one-on-one personal coaching through the process: $499


Course includes:

  • Weekly Lesson Plan (email, video, or audio formats)
  • This course will take you through Level One of the Igniting Your Intentions process. It is a daily spiritual practice utilizing a double dose of creativity of writing and drawing with a third catalytic element of Intention. If you have something that you are working on such as a project, a goal, a personal issue, a growth spurt, a transition of some kind, this class is for you. Creativity gets to the heart of whatever is going for you. I have an intuitive knack of being able to help you laser the focus where it needs to go.
  • Daily support on a Private Facebook Group page from yours truly and your peers.
  • Optional personal coaching via Skype for an additional investment.

For more information, go my Igniting website. The Workshops page is where you can read a more in-depth description and read testimonials.


This is such a great process. I can honestly say that working with Mary changed my life. I have always considered myself an artist, but a closeted one. The intention process helped me let go of judgment, and embrace my power. Mary helped transition my life and my art with this process.. wow..
Greer Jonas, New York, NY
Thanks to Ignite your intentions, I’m so dedicated to my voice! I’ve even quit smoking! Gotta protect my chords! Life is so good……..
CS, Silver City, NM


Email me at Mary@IgnitingYourIntentions.com with your questions and to express your interest. You are the first to know about this offering. I’m only taking six people so I can give you personal care.

Until next week, Ignite on!

Mary (Brianna)
PS: I want to hear from you. Leave a comment below about Simplicity and Persistence influencing Action. Also, I would love to hear your comments about the course. What are you struggling with now? What are your questions about the process or class?

PPS: Don’t miss out. Be one of the six lucky people to take this course.


Mary Gravelle in front of her "in-process" painting.

Mary Gravelle in front of her “in-process” painting.

Brianna Rush (aka Mary Gravelle) is an artist, graphic designer, and creator of Igniting Your Intentions. Imparting her wisdom on Wednesdays, Wisdom Wednesdays, she shares with you what she learns about life as it unfolds for her. She can be contacted via email, Mary@IgnitingYourIntentions.com, or phone, (928) 254-8709, or filling out the contact form.

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