Setting intentions are always “free” actions, but, to get beyond the intangible realm of thought, intentions require some third-dimensional form to inhabit.
A question about manifesting that may be even more important than "Is the glass half-empty or half-full?"
Whatever your intentions, your actions may not be helping you manifest a solution to your problem.
If you've approached your life purpose from all the obvious angles, there's still one intention you may not have considered.
Intentions are more like seeds than steel beams. Are you behaving like an architect or a gardener?