What do you want for 2018? Better health? A cleaner office? Better relationships? More time to do what really matters to you? Whatever it is that you want, you have to want it more than what’s standing in your way.
Today’s thought is inspired by my own struggle to clear away the clutter, lose the holiday weight, and improve important relationships.
- You have to want the fitness more than you want the junk food.
- You have to want the clean more than your attachment to the clutter.
- You have to want the relationship more than your craving for old addictive patterns or the need to be right.
- You have to want your best life more than you want your excuses.
- You have to want to live in alignment more than you want your anger.
- You have to want your success more than you want your comfort zone.
Have you ever noticed that with every desire there is a requirement? Sometimes you have to give something up. Or you might have to learn a new skill. You probably have to dedicate some time and energy to achieving what you want. Most likely you will feel some discomfort, confusion, or judgment. You’ll probably have some competing desires, drives, or demands standing in the way.
Wanting something without realizing what is required on the other end is frustration.
Desire is a driving force, but what gets the job done is personal responsibility and commitment.
Marlene Chism is a consultant, international speaker and the author of “Stop Workplace Drama” (Wiley 2011) and the author of “No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion 2015). Visit her website, and connect via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.