Enjoy this guest post by Stuart Mills, fellow blogger extraordinaire.
When you think of successful people in the world – those who have achieved their millions, or have made great strides in technology and science, or who have simply helped their local community out, you think of the one thing that enabled them to push forward and achieve these results.
That one thing is desire.
These people had a desire to achieve, a desire to do well, a desire to reach their goal no matter what obstacles they had to face. This desire propelled them forward, allowing them to do great amounts of work which would make another person shy away from these immense tasks.
These great amounts of work were done through desire, because desire made it seem like it wasn’t work at all. That’s the great factor in desire – those who had desire to reach their aims, did whatever they felt passionate about. Though sometimes it would have seemed hard, other times it would have been fun, and a great joy would have been with those people who followed their hearts and took action, enabling them to realise their passions.
…enabling them to realise their passions.
It is that desire that provides joy to us. With a desire to do something, the joy of fulfilling that task comes with it, and there will be times when the work doesn’t feel like work at all. This is where we are meant to go, the work we are meant to do. What we are passionate about, and which we desire to achieve no matter what the outcome, that is where our true joy lies.
This is the truth about desire – we desire to achieve no matter what the outcome. We choose to do the work because we are passionate about the work itself, regardless of whether we are passionate about the result as well. Even if we fail, we have still enjoyed working from our heart’s desires, and seeing our passions realised through the work we’ve done. This is the joy of desire, to do that which makes your soul come alive, no matter what the result may be.
…to do that which makes your soul come alive
If you have found your joy, if you have found your desire, I applaud you. You have found that which will make your heart sing.
Stuart is a personal development blogger who wants to help you improve at life. He thinks you’re awesome.