Wishing and Wanting

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You are never given the desire for something without the abilities and opportunities to have it in your life, but is your desire big enough to follow through with what it takes?

The recent tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter had me thinking about the rise to greatness. I don’t follow basketball and know very little about Kobe, except what I have read. An incredibly gifted athlete, his passion drove his desire.

Professional athletes have physical attributes, passion and drive, and dedication to practice. You may say, “I’ll never be like that”. Is that lack of desire or lack of belief?

We don’t want what we don’t need. I don’t want an airplane, so I obviously don’t need one. I don’t want to be a professional athlete either. Wanting is not limited to those seemingly big things. Day-to-day life is filled with simple wants: a better home or car, an advanced profession, children, or maybe just a fresh cup of coffee. And not everyone likes coffee.

Desire is the fuel behind the wants. Desire grows into passion and drives the action to achieve your goals. Focus will connect you with the opportunities and teachers to build the skills that return financial support and more opportunities until you achieve what you have wished for.

Some things will happen immediately, like brewing that cup of coffee or going to the coffee shop. Other things will take time to grow and could be a lifetime of achieving. That kernel of desire within drives you to success.

“I can’t do that.”

Is that a “Can’t” or a “Won’t”? Desire will drive you even if you think you can’t. It just might take longer. Can’t will put limits on your skills and downgrade your self-worth, but won’t stop you from wanting your goal. Won’t might just be a fear of not belonging if you don’t really want to do something. It’s okay, being honest about what you want quite often gets respect from others. Now who doesn’t want that?

Use that caffeine desire to get yourself a cup of coffee, and while you are sipping it, plan your next step to your goal. Even if it is just drinking it all.

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