“If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.” Andrew Maurois
What do I want? I have to snicker because the first question that comes to mind is Byron Katie’s “Is that true? Can you know that it is absolutely true?” Perhaps another way to ask is “Do you want it enough to pay the price in time money and energy /effort to get it?”
One of my teachers used to say, “There’s always enough time money and energy” meaning of course that it’s a matter of priorities and choices made along the way.
Kenneth Blanchard says the difference between a goal and a dream is that the goal has a deadline.
What do you really desire?
Are you willing to put in the time money and energy to get it?
If not, why not own it?
What happens if you acknowledge that what you’ve been talking about getting / creating (but all you’ve been doing is talking) is something you really aren’t ready or willing to pay the price for? Who’s going to be shocked? Probably no one but you!
Also, consider this: by holding onto something that I’m not willing to put in the time and effort and money for, I’ve got an energy suck going on that’s robbing me of mental energy for things that really are more important. Why hold onto an “energy suck”? Image maintenance maybe? Keep someone off my back?
But, if I’m really accountable for my results, I have to acknowledge I’m not getting the results I say I want because I don’t want them enough to get them. What freedom!
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