Burnout: How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Get Your Ass to the Finish Line
Obtaining real achievement and lasting change is not a mystery, and there is no ancient secret about the power of the mind to attract money, jobs, or the opposite sex. As I’ve often said, there is no such thing as mind over matter—only mind over your own lazy ass. If there is any “mystery” to success, it’s only because the “black magicians of self-help” have worked overtime helping you and I to misunderstand what should be painfully obvious.
If you’re going to achieve what you want, or change something significant in your life, then it will require three basic elements out of you: desire, discipline, and drive. If you have all three of these in operation, it’s only a matter of time before you succeed. If you have only one or two in operation, you’ll perpetually spin your wheels in fruitlessness. My objective is to get your rubber to grip the pavement and haul your ass down to the finish line!
Achieving What Others Deem Impossible
Everyone has desire, but not everyone has discipline. Some have desire, and the discipline to perform a routine, but they don’t have the drive to seize opportunities and absorb more information. But the person who has an ever-increasing desire; the military discipline to do what’s required, and the personal drive to seize every open door is the one who will achieve what others deem impossible.
How to Develop Your Desire, Discipline, and Drive
I have no secrets to what I do, and I’m not anyone special. Like anyone else, I simply use desire, discipline, and drive to do what I do. These are all you’ll ever need to get you where you want to go. Anyone who tells you that you need to create or attract something with the power of your mind, is selling you snake oil. Don’t listen to them.
Here’s how you develop your desire, discipline, and drive:
Desire: you begin with a basic hunger for real achievement and lasting change, and then you increase that desire by constantly feeding it. The less you feed it, the weaker it becomes. The more you feed it, the stronger and more dominant it becomes in your life.
Discipline: Self-discipline is when you’re able to get yourself to do something even though you don’t feel like it. If you don’t have discipline, you can create it gradually by progressive action steps. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, but you’ve never been able to do it because you keep falling back to your old ways, the problem is that you set too high a goal too soon. Make small adjustments to your daily routine that are easier to achieve, and then add to them as your confidence grows. Within a few months, your discipline will grow exponentially.
Drive: Having a strong personal drive is beyond desire and discipline although it includes them. A strong drive shows itself in someone that understands their calling and what it takes to achieve it. Therefore, he or she is always on the look out for opportunities to seize or new information to be absorbed. Drive is when desire converts to a healthy obsession to maximize yourself and everything around you to your advantage. It develops out of cultivating your desires and strengthening your discipline. Once personal drive kicks in, your rubber will grip the pavement and you’ll start hauling ass to the finish line!
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