I once befriended a poisonous snake. It told me it had no intention to bite me.
I took its word.
We travelled many miles together. Many long nights of hunger and heat.
One night it leaned towards me with passion in its eyes.
I cut it in half before we both could blink.
An intention is different than a habitual promise to one self.
An intention to be good- lasts as long as the need.
A habitual promise to oneself lasts as long as the self.