You Want it?
The great Zig Ziglar said it best: “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
You CAN have whatever you want, but it will come with a price. You have to accept the entire package. The good, the bad, the ugly. . .
You can’t pick and choose; you must take it all.
But if you want something bad enough, you will get it. You can’t just kinda want it; you either do or you don’t. If you really want it badly enough, you will do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal. You will get discouraged, but you will come out of it. You will experience failure, but you will rise above it. You will find yourself having negative thoughts but you will overcome them. You will feel down, but never out. You may lose a battle now and then, but you will win the war!
Most people are afraid of serious commitment and dedication, but without a driving force that makes you do the things that are necessary even when you don’t want to, those dreams will never come to fruition. Excuses are just that – excuses. If you want it, you will put forth the effort, no matter what. If you didn’t achieve it, you didn’t want it badly enough .
You can’t be afraid of the struggle, the battle and the hustle that is required of you. Luck is not involved, generally speaking. You don’t have good luck or bad luck; you make your own good luck by working hard and doing more than the others.
An uncle of mine has told me numerous times, “You can get all the work you want if you just do a little bit better than the others who are doing the same job.” Just do a little more than your competition!
Want a new car? You will see it in your driveway if you just do the things that are necessary to get a new car. If you’ll cut out some unnecessary expenses, safe a little here and there and live a little bit differently, you will find that you CAN do what seems impossible. You gotta have the ‘want to!’ And, while you are at it, learn to enjoy the process!!!
Want a new house?
Want a new job?
The process must consume you – every waking moment. Your surroundings right now are a product of your desires, thoughts and dreams and the result of the discipline in your life to achieve those things. You can’t neglect the other important things in your life, but each available moment that isn’t occupied with something else of importance must be filled with plotting, planning, dreaming, visualizing and reaching for that goal.
No negative thoughts allowed; the battle against them never ends. No stinkin’ thinkin’ is ever acceptable. Always be at odds with pessimism and negative thinking. In times of failure and setbacks, you will experience negativity, but you can’t allow yourself to dwell on it. Give it two minutes and then move on! There will be down days, sick days, negative days – it’s a constant battle. You must ever and always be aware of the goal for which you are striving – and then reach it!!
You can be anything you want to be when you decide that being broke, poor, average and mediocre is not what you want to be – and then put legs on your dreams!
Stop pretending, procrastinating, being lazy with your habits, routines.
I’m not where I want to be (most of us aren’t), but I am pressing, striving, working, dreaming, planning and achieving!