We long for, we want, we desire, yes, we even crave for a thing. That is desire. Desire is a strong motivator. It pushes us to do more, get out of bed earlier, work later, go places to learn information yet unknown.
We desire … therefore we are then able to achieve.
I’m writing today in terms of the good side of desire. We all have a working knowledge of the dark side of desire, but let’s be different.
Desire keeps us moving toward a worthy objective. Seth Godin offers some great insight: “Standing still is the riskiest plan of all.”
~What to Do when It’s Your Turn
Desire pushes you and me to work on our worthy ambitions. I am able to write four blogs each week and then produce a podcast based on those blogs because of desire. Desire is what gets me out of bed early most morning. Desire propels me to read, and mull, and meditate and do everything else that is now a part of my personal agenda.
What is desire doing for you? How badly do you want the thing you desire? And the ultimate question is this … What are you going to do about that?
When desire is in play, reason steps aside. I know of a man named Maxcy Filer from Compton, California who took the bar exam 48 times before passing it. He had desire. DESIRE.
He took it in San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Riverside and anywhere else in the state of California that offered the bar exam.
He spent $50,000 in testing fees, and it took him twenty-five years to finally pass the bar ... and he did. He had DESIRE.
That’s what desire did for Maxcy.
What is desire doing for you?
Where is desire pushing you to go, to be, to conquer, to start, to stop and to become?
When great desire kicks in, nothing can stand against it.
Wayne Dyer gives us a final good word.
“Whatever has to be done,
it’s always your choice.”
I think that means desire starts with you and me.
P Michael Biggs