If you want it bad enough

I was recently in a coaches office and couldn’t help but notice some of the motivational posters on the wall. The poster was read desire in bright red letters and under the word desire it said “some people want it to happen…. some people wish it to happen… others make it happen”

This poster really resonates with me. I have some wants and desires so I meet the first two criteria now I want to meet the last. The last is truly the crux of it all. This is the most important point of desire getting it done or making it happen.

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Desire is the act of wanting something and it is important to gaining fulfillment however unfulfilled desire is often life. We will always desire something more, this is the desire paradox. Understanding desires can help with mitigating the damage that desire does when we try to “make it happen”. Ranking our desires helps too.

I wish for a healthy happy family more than a thriving business so I will choose to attend the childrens little league games over spending late nights in my office.

I think desires matter and everyone should have healthy desires and I hope they achieve them. I just hope that we do not loose sight of what will truly make us happy and that is honestly our relationships with friends and family.

Even when I don’t want to

This morning Alexa yelled at me and I yelled back requesting just ten more minutes. I was tired and didn’t want to get out of bed and start the day. I wanted to sleep for another hour then start the day, but I rolled out of bed and headed to the gym for my 30 minutes of row.

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Got to say those thirty minutes took forever but when I finished I felt great! I always feel great after I accomplish something and I think maybe I feel a little greater when it is something I really didn’t want to do in the first place.

Here is a great article about Suze Orman and her tenacity and understanding that, we have to do things we do not want to do to get what we want. When I was in the army I hated shinning my boots and pressing my uniforms I never understood why we had to do this every day, and a sergeant, who acted as a mentor explained it to me like this, “it’s like brushing your teeth no one wants to do it but it has to get done.” I did it every morning while in the army and now I wake up and head out no matter how early it is because it has to get done.

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Today your day may be filled with what seems like menial tasks and chance are high that you do not want to do them but, they have to be done and when you finish you should reward yourself with at least a pat on the back.