Today’s Monday Motivator is an article from Matt Furey about DESIRE and how it is the difference between winning and losing. Given the 33 fourth places NZ had at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, did the team have enough DESIRE to win? If DESIRE is the difference between winning and losing a medal or a match then it must be the difference between making the call, or not, that could change your circumstances.
“Desire Makes the Difference” ‑ Matt Furey
Back in my early days as a high school wrestler, I recall the day I lost a match and was heart‑broken. I went to workout the next day and a former college wrestler, who was a friend of mine, asked me how I did. When I told him I lost, he looked at me and said, “The difference between winning and losing is almost always DESIRE.”
Man, that one stung. I thought I was working hard. I thought I was putting in enough time to win – but he wasn’t talking about that. He wasn’t talking about my work ethic or how much sweat I put into my practice.
He was talking about an internal quality: DESIRE.
You can go through all the motions, all the training – you can even work real hard – and success will elude you. It will elude you UNTIL you learn that you don’t just train your physical muscles – you must also train your internal muscles. And DESIRE is one of the most important.
In fact, if you visualize what you want – but your desire is weak, you won’t get what you want. Your desire must be strong if you want a vibrational shift to take place within you. And once this vibrational shift takes place within you – rest assured it is taking place outside of you as well.
Once your desire is pulsating, you’ll find that the goal you seek is also seeking you. So the question is: How strong is your desire?
I, for one, believe it can and should be strengthened on a daily basis. Just like your muscles.
Have a terrific week. “Workout” your desire for only a few minutes a day and watch the difference.