Thought piece Thursday #14 - Maybe we don't want it enough!

Do you really want it enough?

Now bear with us for a few minutes cause it's likely that this article could change your life. Big call however how badly you want to achieve something is likely to be a significant contribution to whether you achieve your goal.

Imagine when you were a child; when you wanted something how did you get what you wanted?

Most of us depending, depending on when and where you grew up; would be persistent and keep asking your parents until you got that ice-cream or toy you wanted to play with.

Then what happens, we tend to grow up, start getting complacent and comfortable and then stop "fighting" so hard for what we want.

The biggest mistake to me is complacency - Bonnie Hammer
Sure it's important to have down-time with friends and love ones however this can also mean you simply don't want to achieve your goal enough!

Sure it's important to have down-time with friends and love ones however this can also mean you simply don't want to achieve your goal enough!

As you go through school, university or college you can lose that persistence instinct and habit for various reasons.

While sure some goals you simply don't want enough; let's look at 3 ways you can improve your chances of succeeding in persisting with your goals

  1. Figure out why you want that goal

  2. Give a decent time-frame to achieve the goal

  3. Be open to changing the direction of the goal

Why is it important to figure out the purpose behind the goal? The purpose will keep you up late at night or working on a weekend when you'd much rather be out drinking or playing with your friends.

Giving a decent time-frame, you'll need to decide what "decent" is, will enable you to overcome the "I want it now" entitlement. Entitlement is likely to kill the buzz from your ambition before you've kicked off

Being open to changing the direction means that if you're situation and or values change then you can adapt and switch the goal up. Having an attitude that failure is not fatal and success is not final can give you the motivation to keep following the process.

What are some of your personal, financial, professional goals?

How have you overcome "not wanting it enough"

We'd love to hear from you & remember to live your Money Glee!