I Want To Succeed
Most of us want to succeed, that's for sure. The following article will talk about several issues:
* How much do you want to succeed.
* Do you have good enough reasons?
* "The ambition test".
Most of us have ambitions and dreams:
Some of us want good health.
Some of us want a lot of friends.
Some of us want to be rich.
Some of us want to know how to dance.
Some of us want to succeed in general.
Some of us want all of the written above and some more... :)
The Important Question, A Few Stories And The Conclusion
After considering some of the ambitions and dreams above, the recommended question to ask should be:
How bad do you want it/this?
Another way to put this question (or more importantly use it as a complementary question) is:
Do you have good enough reasons to want it/this?
There is a story that tells about a young man that asked Socrates how he could acquire wisdom.
"Come with me" Socrates replied.
He took the boy into the river and pushed his head under the water, where he held him until the boy was almost breathless.
Then, he took the boy's head out of the water...
Once the boy cached his breath Socrates asked him: "What did you want more than anything when your head was under water?".
"I wanted air" replied the boy.
Socrates smiled and said: "When you'll long for wisdom as much as you longed for air when your head was under water – you'll get it!".
It's time to ask yourself - Do you long for something to the extent to which you would long for air, while your head is under water?
Here is the story a little more familiar, if you personally didn't experience this - a friend or yours certainly did:
You know her for a long time and for years she wants to quit smoking...
It didn't really work out... Until...
She became pregnant.
What caused the change?
She had a really good reason.
These two stories illustrate a few things:
1. Only if you aspire / desire something seriously, like the desire for air under water – you will do something about it.
2. One way to reach such a level is - a really good reason.
Check The List Of Your Goals
"The ambition test" - the ambition test is a great tool to check yourself while you're making / editing your list of goals or ambitions, for the future or the present.
How it's done?
Write down your answers to the following questions next to each goal you wrote:
1. How big is my desire to accomplish this goal?
2. Do I have a really good reason to accomplish this goal?
You may find that now you have a lot more reasons to do something, reasons that did not exist six months ago, for example...
Remember that these questions are also a great way to help a friend with his or her list of goals.
So... How bad do you want to succeed?
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