Updated: Dec 13, 2018
A common belief is that if you want something bad enough and if you are willing to accomplish that goal or attain that "thing" it will be enough.
Well ladies and gentleman... it's not enough. And here's why.
It's not enough to want to it.
A lot of people want a lot of things. Some people want to start eating a salad for lunch every day and some people want to go out and change the world all at once.
We all want different things, but we all want something. And we are taught most of our lives that as long as you want something bad enough you'll end up with it. Ah the danger of believing that lie.
That belief has left many of dreams, goals and hopes shattered and unattained. You know why? Because it's actually not about what you want, it's about what you want more.
Example: I want to get to work early on Monday mornings because I want to get my day started before anyone else gets in the office. To do this, I know I have to get to sleep before 11PM or my body just will not get up with my (first) alarm in the morning. That's just the way it is.
Sunday night rolls around and Sunday Night Football is on. My team is playing. I want to watch the game. The game isn't going to be over until about 11:30PM, which means if I watch until the end I'm not getting to sleep until about midnight. But the game is really close so...
I watch. I go to sleep at midnight. I wake up late. Rush around the house. Get to work not just not early, not even on time, but late. How did this happen? I wanted to get here early.
It wasn't enough to just want to get to work early, because I also wanted to watch the game. How often does it happen in life where you want several (conflicting) things? And I know what you're thinking - well you could've made the decision to get up on time anyway; you could've done both.
Maybe. But that's not the point. The point is that I decided what I wanted more the second I put myself in the position to potentially not attain what I said I wanted to begin with.
We do this all. the time.
"I want to save money." You spend it. Then wonder why you have no money saved.
"I want to be in a relationship." You refuse to commit to anyone. Then wonder you're single.
"I want the promotion." You put no extra work in. Then wonder why our coworker got it instead.
I'm sure there's a lot you want. But the way you live shows what you want more.
Frustrated that you're not where you want to be? Relationships are falling apart? Your career is stagnant?
You must want something more than changing your situation. Figure out what it is and get at it!
You don't reach your Point Infinite by wanting it. Wanting it is not enough. You have to want it more.
"There are 30,000 days in your life. When I was 24, I realized I'm almost 9,000 days down. There are no warm-ups, no practice rounds, no reset buttons. Your biggest risk isn't failing, it's getting too comfortable. Every day, we're writing a few more words of a story. I wanted my story to be an adventure and that's made all the difference." - Drew Houston