Getting life’s greatest desires isn’t difficult, per se. Attaining whatever it is we desire often means doing small, rather easy things consistently. Often times creating patterns is the only tool necessary, despite the illusion of needing to be smarter, faster or stronger, to achieve the results we want. In order to have anything we desire in life, we must simply choose to do whatever it takes, repeatedly.
Once we’ve decided on our goal we can just chase after it… But I would then ask myself, “What if no one ever saw me achieve that which I desire?” or “What if no one ever knew I had any part in that which I desired?” If then my desire sparkles a little less, maybe it’s not worth desiring after all.
Do whatever it takes, having asked these questions, to discover a desire that shines because of what it can do for someone, many or everyone… except for you.
Begin to imagine a life that didn’t revolve around “me” or “I”, but around those whose lives need you, around whom you could revolve. A life where things don’t happen to you, but for you, to share and encourage others. What then would your desires look like? How then would you measure happiness? How little would the initial desires you pondered just 200 words ago shift and change for the better?
Make your life’s desire to desire others and give away more than you ask for. Make an impact, leave a legacy and be forgotten. Why need be remembered by any but those whom you know and love?
That’s a life worth desiring.
The book above is attached to this post because “As A Man Thinketh” helped me understand the power of thinking more clearly. Getting to the heart of that which you desire. Just look at this quote from page 19, “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires-and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.”