Sunday, September 13, 2009
Do you realize what an awesome responsibility faces you? You are the only person in the world who can use your ability. Pretty eye opening, isn't it?
Desire allows us to take the ability given to us and use it to the maximum. Desire encourages us to give whatever we attempt our utmost effort. A desire to win can turn our ability, even if it is mediocre, into victory. Desire is what often makes the difference between an average accomplishment and a major one. Desire is what makes us want to win.
Most of the singing world knows of Mel Tillis and how he overcame his stuttering to become a recognized country singer.
Most people, though, may never have heard of Neal Jeffrey. Neal also stuttered. Despite his handicap he managed to make the Baylor University football team as a third-string quarterback. But he desired for more. He told the coach he wanted to be the team's primary starting quarterback. In 1974, his deep desire allowed him to lead Baylor to its first Southwestern Conference Championship in 50 years. Neal made the all Southwestern Conference team and was also voted the conference's Most Valuable Player.
Desire. How badly do we want fitness and weight loss? How hard are we willing to devote our unique abilities to achieve our goals?
Discipline, desire, determination all enhance our chances of achieving success on our journey to better health.
"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." Napoleon Hill
"The starting point of all goal attainment is desire. You must develop an intense burning desire for your goals if you really want to achieve them." Brian Tracy
We must want to succeed. We must make that want a burning desire.
And, we must not let anything stand in our way.