Having clear intentions is the ENTIRE game.
We can spend endless amounts of time and energy flapping about when our intentions aren't clear.
We can spend so much effort trying to work towards a goal, pretending to be working towards a goal. But if we're not 100% clear on what we want, if we're split, torn, if we have hesitations, concerns, doubt, worry, fear, guilt, or anything pulling is away from our goal, we're not going to get there.
In that case, it's much better to stop what we're doing, step back, and spend however much time and introspection is necessary to get our intentions completely clear.
Then getting there becomes almost effortless.