Many people reach a point where they make the decision that they want to transform their lives, to live a life with more meaning, to create the life they want. Yet very few follow through on making it happen.
What makes the difference between those who strive to do everything they can to bring about improvements in their life and others who do nothing but think about it?
Why do so many of us wish for more excitement, more joy and more fulfillment out of life yet never do anything to make it happen?
They say that ‘If you want something enough you will find a way around any obstacles’.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho
It is my view that what makes the difference is some people really, really want to create the life they dream of, while others only ‘kinda’ want it, but don’t believe they can, so don’t truly try and keep making excuses.
Today is a proud day for me. How delighted I am that my daughter Carly has achieved an upper 2:1 honors degree in nursing from Christ Church University in Canterbury.
This part of her journey has come to an end. One triggered by the impressions made on her by the nurses tending to her grandma while dying in hospital which set in motion her desire to herself becoming a nurse. I wrote about this in a previous blog ‘The Turning Point for My Daughter’.
She knew what she wanted and set in motion a series of events to create the life she wanted.
In another article ‘My Daughter The Nurse Driven By Passion And Determination’ I wrote:
“She is an example to all of us. Proof that if you are fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire then you will find the energy, determination, desire and guts to succeed. She showed all those traits and proved nothing is beyond you if you have a passion and feel the calling towards something important.”
Throughout this journey she believed, every day, that she could create the life she wanted, that she could turn her dream into a reality. Getting the life you want is hard. But she stayed true to her vision and kept strengthening it over and over to keep it alive when things didn’t go her way. She held onto her dreams.
The key to her being able to create the life she desired, will be the same for you and that is she believed she would get where she wanted to go, her goal seemed inevitable, she allowed herself no excuses. She simply wanted it more than anything else.
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” Napoleon Hill
When you’re in that mental state of really wanting something, you can figure out a way to make it happen, but you have to believe you can, and I say again never allow excuses to stop you.
We should expect a challenge when we’re going after our dreams. We should expect to have to put up a fight for the life that we deserve.
Most importantly, we should expect to win while we’re doing it, where failure is not an option.
We need to continuously bring our A game to it, all the focus we can muster, all the drive and all of the determination that you need. We each possess the ability to do this, and if we want to create the life we want, there can be no excuses.
If you choose to, you can harness that power to achieve that one thing that you know that you must do: Lose weight, get out of debt, pursue the career of your dreams or literally anything we truly desire.
If the gaps in your knowledge and abilities are holding you back from creating the life you want, get out and learn what you need to know. We live in an age where we have endless resources of information.
The key is to really want something, and not to just “kinda” want it like most people.
“If you are not living the life you want, the biggest hurdle you face is within your own mind.” Anthony Robbins
So, here’s my question for you: What do you really want?
I know this, like I know nothing else: if you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it. My daughter has proved that.
May the future patients who come under her care, know her for the beautiful, caring girl that she is.
“The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” William Osler