Actions and Intentions are Poles Apart
Action is the beginning of accomplishment. Without it, you only have wasted dreams and good intentions. – Chris Widener
Man, you are only good as your actions. People will never see your intentions no matter how hard you explain it.
You can tell your wife that your intention was not bad when you flirted with another girl but the actions says otherwise.
You can tell your kids you miss their recital because your intention was to go but you chose to work instead. And you also tell them your intention is to be a good provider but your action communicates that money is more important than your kids.
Only you will know your intentions. Don’t get me wrong. It is nice to have good intentions just make sure your actions backs up your intentions