Intention

Intention is the plan to do something. When playing badminton, the intention is often to win a match. The next step would be to really do so. And there rises a problem. The counterparty will not be helpful, and maybe showing to be stronger and perhaps win the match.
Being aware of the intention to win, and of the uncontrollability of that intention, enables directing the winning-intention towards a more controllable kind of intention.

The mere intention to win might have been motivated by a strong desire. Because of a great effort and dedication, changes to win rise, but disapointment might be greater too.
Planning desires and wishes, and steering intentions occurring from these, can provide more controlled and satisfying fulfillments.
Planning the wish to win matches, will say that realistic goals should be taken to fulfill. Mere winning should be made subordinate to realistic and controllable intentions.

Desire to win matches should lead to planning how to achieve just the best result. That planning can be done. The intention is no longer directed on mere winning but on the planned way how to play. The intention to play in a planned way will relate the own possiblities to winning matches. Playing is satisfying when the intention has been reached, namely playing by a good plan.
The intention now is not longer winning a match, but playing in a planned way and on the own level.

When having the wish to win matches, one should realize that that only can be accomplished by playing well. Thinking about it, insights develop about what is necessary for that.
Which atributes has someone available to play?
Executional atributes of the playing-plan contain the present technical skills, the suitable condition, the knowing that directing attention is needed.
The plan contains further the tactical attributes, which includes the keeping of oversight and using insight. Oversight concerns staying aware of the playing-situation, insight concerns knowing where to place the shuttle and where to position one self.
The level of the plan should be realistic and suit to the own capabilities. A self-confidently play is then feasible.

Thinking of deliberately applying own properties and insights into the intention, some procedure might help.
The own attributes for a badminton match, as there are techniques, tactics, condition, oversight and insight, can be arrayed.
By imagination, the attributes can be applied from the ordered array into an image and model of the game and the match.
Benefits and drawbacks can be weighed.
The own capabilities have been taken in account.
The own image of the game is ready, the plan is ready, and the intention to play by the best plan is there.
Playing goes with sticking to the plan, eventually adjusting it to the circumstances.
Satisfaction has been reached when the plan has been affected well.
Satisfying is also evaluating the past match, because adjusting the image of the plan is possible for next matches.

Experiencing matches will have changed after having applied a smart intention.
-During a match, attributes are under control.
-One is satisfied after having applied the plan well, having won the match or not.
-One is able to build out the playing plan further later on.
-One holds control on the own match in own hands, not feeling dependant any longer of counterparty and casual course of the match.