Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What do you really want?

You hear a lot of people say, “I really want ……….
To be rich
To lose weight
To be a better ……..
To have a better relationship with ………
Do they really mean what they say?
One day while playing golf with a friend of mine, I expressed to them my desire to, just like them, be rich, have a nice car and a golf membership at the Doral. All things this person currently had. He looked at me and said, “If you really wanted those things, you would have them, but you don’t really want them. You see me here today, with my car and membership and you think how nice it would be to have them, but you don’t really want to do what’s required to have those things.” Of course I was set back, how could he think that I wouldn’t want to be rich and have all those things. He continued, “I have known you for a short time but you are an extremely talented guy, if you wanted these things, you would have them and more.” He went on to tell me that my life and the things I had, were exactly what I wanted. After a little soul searching, I realized he was 100% right. I had everything I really wanted. Once I realized this, it made the things I didn’t have, easier to accept. From that day forward, every time I get an urge or even a little envious, I ask myself the following:
Do you really want this?
Are you willing to do what’s necessary to get it?
What can you do today to start to achieve it?
As time has passed, I have realized that not all the things I think I want, I want and the ones I do, I work hard for.

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