Back in my early days as a high school wrestler, I recall the day I lost a match and was heart-broken.
I went to workout the next day and Tom, a former college wrestler, who was a friend of mine, asked me how I did. When I told him I lost, he looked at me and said, “The difference between winning and losing is almost always DESIRE.”
Man, that one stung. I thought I was working hard. I thought I was putting in enough time to win – but he wasn’t talking about that. He wasn’t talking about my work ethic or how much sweat I put into my practice.
He was talking about an internal quality: DESIRE.
You can go through all the motions, all the training – you can even work real hard – and success will elude you.
It will elude you UNTIL you learn that you don’t just train your physical muscles – you must also train your internal muscles.
And DESIRE is one of the most important.
In fact, if you visualize what you want – but your desire is weak, you won’t get what you want. Your desire must be strong if you want a vibrational shift to take place within you. And once this vibrational shift takes place within you – rest assured it is taking place outside of you as well.
Once your desire is pulsating, you’ll find that the goal you seek is also seeking you.
So the question is: How strong is your desire?
I, for one, believe it can and should be strengthened on a daily basis. Just like your muscles.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz’ Zero Resistance Living program will ramp up your desire and help make all your goals come true – if you’ll move the negative part of yourself out of the way and let success come into your life.
By the way, I guess I should point out that, even though today’s story was about my experiences in a sport – the very same idea applies to your business, your career, or any other goal you have set for yourself. Success does not necessarily follow
hard work. Success comes to the person who WANTS it the most.