Are You Ready to Achieve Happiness & Success in the New Year?
Philosopher Eric Hoffer said this: “It seems that intense desire creates not only its opportunities but it’s own talents.”
William Hazlitt, also a wise philosopher, confirms this viewpoint. He says, “A strong desire for any object will insure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.”
It’s been taught, and rightly so, that you need enthusiasm, discipline, persistence and self-motivation to achieve success. This is true.
However, can those teaching this ultra basic and commonsensical information tell you where to get these needed things if you don’t have them? No. They can’t, unless they’re giving you the vague answer “from within”.
I combined the dictionary’s definition of the words Conquering and Force to get this combined definition of Conquering Force: It is “….to act effectively in getting what one seeks by overcoming all obstacles in your way through physical, mental or moral force.”
In other words, you are completely willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your Core Desires.
Both Core Desires and the Conquering Force do, indeed, come from “within”.
There is a problem though — and it is why you don’t succeed like you would like to.
Many years ago Mark Twain said this, “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”
Earl Nightingale observed a very similar thing. He said, “Today in America people can become whatever they want. Trouble is, most don’t know what they want.”
I echo both of those men’s observations. If you are planning out your success in the New Year, and if you don’t know how to identify your Core Desires?, it leaves your Conquering Force in neutral and unavailable to help you overcome obstacles.
Abraham Lincoln, who suffered many defeats in his distinguished political career, said this: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution (Core Desire) to succeed is more important than any other thing.”
That’s still true today.
Try having enthusiasm about that which you don’t like doing. You can’t, and no amount of goal setting or affirmations will change that.
That’s why it’s critical to identify your Core Desires! Doing what you love to do always brings with it enthusiasm.
Try to get the discipline to do something if you don’t really want to. You can’t — and all the visualization and reading about it in how-to books will not give you discipline.
Discipline comes from the root word disciple. A disciple is someone who willingly follows someone or some
system or regimen.
If you willingly follow someone or some system, the discipline is automatic. The operative word is willingly. If you are not willing, forget it. You won’t do what it takes no matter who says you should, including yourself. Set yourself up for success in the New Year by learning your Core Desires and using your Conquering Force.