by Bryan Golden
How badly do you want to see your aspirations turn into reality? Do you have a burning desire or just casual thoughts of “that would be nice if it happens”? Whether you reach your goals or not depends on the intensity of your desire.
If you really want something, you have to go out and make it happen. Taking a passive approach by waiting for your ship to come in doesn’t work. Transforming dreams into reality requires a burning desire. Then you have to be willing to expend the necessary effort.
Desire is the fuel that powers your engine of accomplishment. Without fuel, the most powerful racing engine won’t even start. Without enough fuel, an engine won’t take you to your destination. If you attempt to increase the quantity of fuel by watering it down, your engine will stop running. Both the quality and quantity of your fuel are important.
Just as you have to continuously refuel your car to maintain your ability to travel, your desire must be continuously fanned to keep it burning. Negativity will sap your desire. Negativity can come from within you or from others. What matters is not the source, but rather whether or not you pay attention to it.
If you believe something is impossible, you will not attempt it. Your desire will rapidly fade as you dismiss your dreams as unattainable. However, if you sincerely believe there is a way, you will find it. You will need persistence, patience, perseverance, and determination. Desire gives you the strength to overcome obstacles.
Discouragement has the potential to extinguish your desire. When results don’t materialize soon enough, or the results are not as substantial as hoped for, it’s normal for you to feel frustrated. If your desire abates, you may even consider giving up. Only when you stop trying do you fail.
When you feel discouraged, fan your desire by visualizing success. Imagine yourself as having reached your destination. Think about how you will feel when you are successful. Keep yourself moving forward. Don’t sit and worry. Maintain your momentum by taking one step at a time.
Ridicule can smother your desire. The derision of others caused far too many people to abandon their plans. The need for acceptance is an extremely strong emotion. You need a strong belief in your quest.
NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www.BryanGolden.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or write him c/o this paper.