One of the reasons why I love quoting Thomas Edison is because he is one of those people whose desire to succeed triumphed over all temporary setbacks. He wanted to achieve his goal so much so that he failed 1000 times but still pushed through.
This brings me to the subject of “desire”. Most times we are tempted to equate desire to “want” or “wish” but that just lessens the power that this word holds. A desire is obsessive , you just have to get this thing no matter what. It is a longing that one wishes to be satisfied. Without Desire you cannot pursue your dreams and yet still win in the end.
As Napoleon Hill says “Desire is the starting point of all achievement,not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything”.
A desire is an unstoppable urge to make your dreams into reality. Take Thomas Edison for example he desired to be an inventor that even after failing over 1000 times he kept pushing until he got what he wanted. This is what separates the successful from those who aren’t , the accomplished and the Unaccomplished, the burning desire to succeed. When you have a desire you do not look back , you do everything to achieve your goal. People with a burning desire will stake just anything for their future success.
There once was a king who took an army to go to war with a certain Island. When he arrived on the Island he ordered their boats to be burned. He gave them no choice but to win the war else they’d perish. This is how a burning desire works. It is a must that you pursue your goals no matter the cost and no matter how long it takes to get there. Your life depends on it, your future depends on it. You need to give yourself no choice but to succeed by burning all your sources of retreat. Burn that boat that is supposed to take you to safety.
A safe place is a very dangerous place to be because you get used to it. It is easy to be lazy ,hell you only have to sit your ass down all day. It is easy not to try anything new, you only have to do the same thing you have been doing all these years that has left you as you were years before.
The Pursuit of success is a very uncomfortable situation. This is because it involves hard work. We are so used to being in our comfort zone that we create resistance towards anything unfamiliar. Here is where we need our burning desire.
Everytime laziness kicks in you will be reminded that you have to keep working or perish like those soldiers. They knew that they had no way out except in Winning the war and guess what they definitely won. Nothing beats anyone with the burning desire to succeed!!!
How bad do you want your dream to come true? Most of us are the 99% of this world who leave our life to the so called fate. We let the world dictate where we end up. No wonder we haven’t done anything extraordinary that the world is talking about.
Napoleon Hill, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Thomas Edison (the 1%) all had burning desires that dictated every move that they made and that is why they succeeded. Most of them were not born from rich families, they never had rich uncle’s and aunties to support them. Steve Harvey slept in his car for years, lost his family because he couldn’t support them. Oprah run away from home after being sexually abused. They never had it all but their burning desires left them to work for it until they succeeded. Am talking about DESIRE and not wishful thinking. Anybody can say that they want something but that doesn’t mean they are all going to get it. The secret is the amount of power that backs your wish.
How bad do you want it? Have that mentality where, when you start something you burn old bridges so that you don’t look back when things get hard. Success is for people who desire to be successful. Every journey has hurdles but that should not be the reason that you give up on your dreams.
When you have the burning desire to achieve something the how works itself out.
If you’re doing this because you feel like you have a burning desire to do it, then you’ll find a way to do it, no matter what. If you’re doing this because you’re thinking, hey, this will be really cool, I’ll be famous, i’ll be on YouTube ; you’ll probably quit, because it is not easy to do for the Long haul. Trisha Yearwood
Infact i couldn’t have said it better🙌. It is so hard to push through with something you are not committed to. You’re desire is what will keep you going in the long run when things look hard and despair kicks in. It will say to you “nuh uh, this is what you wanted, this is what you needed so now more than ever you should stick to it!”
When you want something that bad that you imagine yourself having it, you engage yourself in suggestive self talk that impresses upon your subconscious mind, things just start working according to what you want. I have experienced this several times and I only get it now because I’ve only started to understand the power of my mind.
Now this doesn’t mean you get a free pass on hard work, nah uh. You still gotta do the work, perfect your skill so that when the opportunities come your way you’ll use them like a pro(give them the performance of their life!).
You’ve got to want it that bad and guess what? Your burning desire will get you to places where you’ve always wanted to be. You have to keep working towards the achievement of your goals. You’ve got to strengthen your desire such that whatever the hardship you keep on fighting.
Remember that what the mind can conceive you can achieve (you can materialize).
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