A lot of people claim they know the secret to success. They will claim it is motivation, ambitiousness, positivity, conscientiousness, and all sorts of other abstract nouns. However, they are missing the vital ingredient, the real key that will get you started on the road to success: desire.
It Comes from Within
It is evident, really, but if you are going to be successful in any area of your life, then you need to want to be successful. It does not matter how hard-working you are or how much time you spend at work, but if you do not particularly want to climb to the top, it just will not happen. Anything along these lines is competition, and if you do not genuinely desire success, you’ll still be going against many people who do. You can not have motivation without desire, but even if you could, where would you be directing that motivation? It is a desire that will help you keep your eye on the prize and act as the motivator as you put in more time after work or come up with complex plans on how to woo the guy/gal of your dreams. And the more you desire something, the more you’ll work to get it. And as you do, you’ll find that you subconsciously even help to navigate through the mire of challenges and that the world just kind of steps out of the way.
Of course, not all desires will work. Firstly your desire needs to be realistic, and secondly, your desire needs to be concrete. A desire to fly, for example, will only end with disappointment unless you are from Krypton, and a desire to ‘be more successful’ is an abstract aim that’s entirely subjective.
How to Find Your Desire
Some people do not seem to have any desire at all, and these people can be pretty aimless in their lives. They aren’t going to progress because they do not know how they want to progress and do not know what they want from life. However, everyone has something they want; it is just a matter of finding out what it is.
If you are struggling to know what your desire is, then think of your life now as it is. Now think of how it could be improved. Now think of how your life would look if you had everything the way you want. That’s pretty desirable, right? Maybe you have got a big house and kids, or a small house and a great artistic job, or you are a movie star or a high-flying businessman. Now you know your desires, write them down and break them down into smaller steps and priorities. Suddenly you have direction and motivation. Good luck!