“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.”
Here’s something that I’ve noticed both in myself and in others who come to classes or workshops.We say we want our dream to come true, or to reach some goal.And then… we get side-tracked.Sometimes those ways we get side-tracked are actually Delay Tactics.What are Delay Tactics?They are actions and beliefs, usually subconscious, that are designed to keep us firmly planted exactly where we are, in comfortable smallness.We use them instead of risking ourselves to go to our next level, whatever or wherever that might be.
Traveling around the country, talking to people about their passion and purpose, I often hear people say about their job, “well, I don’t love to do it, but I’m good at it, so maybe I should just keep doing it.”
That might sound reasonable, but in reality it’s a way that we use to stay comfortable, to avoid risk, to not take any chances. But what if the reverse was also true? What if just because you are good at something, it doesn’t mean you should do it? And more importantly, to borrow a line from my brilliant friend Tama Kieves, what if you realized that since you are good at something you don’t love, you might just very well be great at something you do love?