The first thing in pursuing the intentional life is to take care of the first thing -- the foundation of your life. If there ever was a feeble foundation, it is your self and your soul knows it well.
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died. Galatians 6:14