I have been thinking over the last few days about how much desire plays in any type of success. Those that have true desire, often times, reach their goal. The definition I use for desire is a burning, unquenchable fire that develops and burns within someone that drives them to achieve or possess something.
I remember a friend in high school wanted this particular car for graduation. He worked so much the summer prior that we rarely saw him. Then once school started he found a part-time job at night and worked every single night and weekends, saving every penny. If I recall, he also had several big yard sales to get rid of stuff he no longer needed. The short of the story is the kid had true desire for that car! And once graduation came, he had purchased that car with cash. He knew how much money he needed and designed a plan to get it.
He also knew he would have to sacrifice hanging out, spending money, going on dates, etc.
I wonder how many folk actually have desire these days? Or do they wish?
I have heard some refer to desire as “having drive” or “ambition,” but to me desire is so much more than that. It is all-consuming.
I understand not everyone can be a CEO of a company or wants to be an entrepreneur. And often times folks hear the word success and associate that with having money, cars, vacation houses and these things can be a form of success. But, success can be measured in other ways. If you are the type of person that is okay with the job you work, you can have desire for other things or activities in your life.
Some have desire to be a great parent and invest every moment of free time to being with their children (which would make this world a lot better!). Some use their spare time to chase their dream of being an artist. Some use their time to express their desire of education. I have one friend that dedicates his spare time to seeing the world; at a young age I bet he has visited over 15 countries!
I am sure there is something you have always wanted to do, but were never able to, or worse, procrastinated in doing! If conquering your career is not your life’s ambition then focus your positive energy on finding desire in your personal world. Make a list of all the things you would love to do or have always wanted to do. Then pick one and do it. It is that simple.
My purpose in writing is to help those that don’t do, learn how to become doers; people of action versus just coming up with ideas that flounder. I believe that you learn to be a person of action by finding small ways in your life to improve or better yourself. One way I have done this is by volunteering my time at a couple local charities. By putting yourself in situations that are not your normal environment you learn new things about the world and about yourself. As you continue to push yourself, you gain confidence and over time realize you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to!
Rome was not built in a day, but by placing one brick on top of another! Work hard to make 2016 Your Year of Growth!!