Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WANTING something, will not always GET you something, especially if there is only a want.

I don’t understand people sometimes.  They will say what they want, i.e…. in life, love, work or career etc… but rarely will they put in the effort to achieve that want.
 
Don't get me wrong, it's great to want something, but it never ceases to amaze me that when people like that fail to GET what they want they get all disappointed when it’s not handed to them on a silver platter. 

I mean, I’m all for The Secret and all, but it  NOT just about “the saying” of what it is you want in life.  There must be some “doing!”.  

That’s like me saying.. Man I really wish the communications tower at the front gate would move to the other side of the driveway…. Or hey we want a Tuscan Farm house like the ones we’ve seen on a trip we’ve taken to Italy, then get all disappointed when we didn’t get it or it didn’t happen. 
 
The fact is there’s hard work involved in every facet of life/love/carreer, as part of what you want.  There’s effort and planning involved.  There is determination involved.  There is follow through and goal setting and goal KEEPING involved.
 
Then and only then can you feel the satisfaction and reap the rewards of the ENTIRE process, period. 
 
The really funny thing, those people tend to be the ones that say… "wow Jimbo you work too much." Here’s a little secret bomb I’ll drop on those types, and this is the real Secret.  When you really love what you do, or the goal you are trying to achieve, the sacrifices one has made to make those dreams come true, it’s not work at all.  It’s joy.  It’s happiness. It’s beyond passion.  That, and only that is a true measure of any modicum of success.  And I guarantee you, you'll truly get back what you put in.
 

1 comment:

Cecilia said...

Where did this come from, Jimbo? You really have a bee in your bonnet about this subject. But, of course, you're right and it is true. Even The Secret says it takes more than simply "wanting" to achieve your dreams amd desires; you set your intention, visualize the end result, and then work toward it. It seems that's what you did. That's what successful people do. And, if things don't work out your way, you find a new way. I like the quote in the movie The best Exotic marigold Hotel,: "Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end." But you still have to put forth the effort.