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Want To

This isn’t about “want to” in the motivation sense of the phrase.  In other words, I’m not talking about your desire to be a success in your life.  That’s important, certainly, but I want to encourage you to think about the phrase in a different sense but still related to your feelings about your success in living your life to the fullest.

So, here goes.  To get started, I believe success is more an attitude than achievement of a specific thing.  Feelings of success are maximized only if you recognize that you achieve those feelings along the way toward accomplishing a particular goal.  It’s not the achievement of the goal itself that leads to a sense of success.  To put that thought in a familiar way, it’s not the destination but the quality effort involved during the journey that gives the greatest sense of success.

Here’s the ultimate point of all that.  You have a greater chance of feeling successful in your life, if you invest the majority of your time in doing what you “want to” rather than only what you “have to.”  Yes, you have to do what you “have to” in achieving success but the vast majority of the journey should be about doing the things you want to do.

If you want to, you can do what you have to in doing what you want to.

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