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Don’t Tell Me What You Want!

maybe she is dreaming of better days? --- than...
maybe she is dreaming of better days? — thank you to my girlfriend for being such a patient model! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is heard all too often. I want a new house. I want to be debt free. I want a fancy car. I want to send my kids to a better school. All dreams. Not goals. All daydreams. All wants. No plan. No action. Just wants. Just weak wants. Ugh!

Don’t tell me what you want! I don’t want to hear what you want! Don’t tell me what you want to have or do or see or be or whatever. Wants are useless. Wants are worthless. Get rid of your wants. Drop them. They will only lead you to disappointment and despair.

Get Deeper!

Now, go for a desire. Not some pie-in-the-sky want. Go for what you deeply desire. Define every aspect of it. See it. Feel it. Smell it. Taste it. Now, are you ready to work for it?

If you are not willing to put everything you have into what you desire the most, it is a worthless desire to you. Move on. Find something else.

What are you willing to work for? What are you willing to work harder than you ever have in your life for? What will drive you to push until you have it?

Now that you have the desire, let’s talk.

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Passion to Clarity

A 1914 half-sovereign minted in Sydney
A 1914 half-sovereign minted in Sydney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Passion. It keeps you on course. It keeps you moving. It brings action and motivation.

When the going gets tough, passion will keep the you going. Where is it that you are going? What is it you want to do? What does done mean?

Enter clarity.

Clarity is how your target is defined. It allows you to know what you seek, what it feels like, how it smells, how it tastes. Clarity defines what you want.

Knowing what you want in life to such a high level is paramount for success, no matter how you choose to define it. Success has to be personally defined. It cannot be defined by someone else. Success is your goals, your dreams, your aspirations. Know what they are. See them. Feel them. Get very, very clear on them.

Clarity cuts through the fog. It leads to understanding. It guides through the rain. Clarity allows action to be well directed. It pushes passion through all obstacles. While passion is the fuel that drives your engine to success, clarity keeps everything running.

Get crystal clear on your goals. See each step. Fully define what you want. Suppose you want a new car. What model? What color? What options? How much work will you need to do to achieve it? How many calls? How many sales? That is clarity. It is more than just the end goal, it is all the steps in between.

Want to sing at the Apollo theater in Harlem? Don’t settle for performing at the local dinner club. See that goal. See the work. Do the work.

That is what clarity does. It pushes aside all the “can’ts” and “wont’s”. Get clear. See your path. Now go.