I come across people who can’t seem to get off the dime.
I’m convinced that they just don’t want the result they say they want …bad enough.
Otherwise, they get just so far, and then ‘something’ gets in their way and then they derail.
It seems to me, that desire trumps focus. If you want it bad enough, you’ll do anything to make it happen.
The problem comes back to not being willing to do what is actually required to bring about the result.
Sometimes it means losing sleep. Sometime it means not eating. Sometimes it means sacrificing family in the short run, in order to bring a blessing on them in the long run.
But those who aren’t willing to lose sleep, not eat, and unwilling to crack some eggs to make the omelette, are the same ones who end up in the ‘also ran’ lineup, rather than the winner’s circle.
So, we ask ourselves, what is it that we want, that we’re willing to do whatever it takes to get?
I’m willing to gamble that most don’t want very much for themselves, much less take a risk, or make an extra sacrifice to achieve something extraordinary. I suppose that applies to 98% of the population.
And that’s probably why 2% of the population controls 80% of the wealth. I don’t know.
**** A sales manager once told me that he looks for sales people who exhibit strong sex drives. He said, he can take someone like that, and focus their sex drive on a goal, and move mountains with them. He said, otherwise, it can be like trying to push a chain.
Which brings me to ask, "Do you ever notice that high-achievers seem to have out-sized libidos?