GOAL ACHIEVERS PRINCIPLE (2) - DESIRE
The second habit of achiever is desire. Goal achieveres know that desire is the beginning of all great achievement. There is no dream that will eventually become a reality without desire. No wonder it is said in the book of Psalms (37:4):
"Delight thyself in the LORD, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
There are two words that stand out in this passages:
Delight and Desire
Lets look at the dictionary meaning of these words for use to see the what they mean.
Delight has these meanings:
1.to please greatly. 2. to take pleasure in. 3. extreme pleasure. 4. something that causes this
Desire has these meanings - 1. to wish or long for: crave; 2. to request: ask for; 3. wish or longing. 4. an expressed wish:request. 5. sexual appetite. 6. a person or thing that is desired
From these definitions both delight and desire are very strong emotions. No wonders they lead to great result. Moreover, they have spiritual connotation. They both touch the heart.
From the forgoing , it is possible that the great achievers realize that it is not within their power to achieve whatever that want to achieve. They know very clearly in their minds eyes what they want to achieve.
The problem most of the time is that when you ask people what they want; they rather tell you what they don't want. The principle here is that the achievers know what they want.
"Desire is the beginning of all achievement."
What do you desire to achieve today?
It does not matter whether you can understand it or not. The first principle is to have desire. Then you need to delight yourself in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart. The 'how' of achieving your desire will come to you as soon as you are sue of what you want to achieve. You need to understand how your brain works and how to leverage and empower your thinking so as to achieve your desire.
Left and Right Brain Hemispheres to the rescue
You need to understand the way your brain controls your thinking, feeling and actions (behaviors) so as to harness the potential of the human brain - pinkish-grey matter underneath the human skull. It is amde up made of two partially separated hemispheres, linked by a braod band of connective tissue called corpus callosum. The corpus callosum consists of 200 million nerve fibres that regulate how messages filter through the left and right hemispheres.
Understanding the functions of these hemispheres of the brain could help you modulate as well as increase the potentials locked in these two hemispheres of the brain. For example, the left specialises in precise descriptions and exact explanations: the right enjoys analogies, similes ans metaphors. The left demands structure and certainty: the right thrives on spontaneity and ambiguity. The left is good at remembering names: the right is better at recalling faces. The left thinks with language and logic; the right reasons using images.
The important thing in understanding how your left and right hemispheres works is to become fluent and flexible in taking advantage of the possibilities in terms of power locked in the human brain so as to achieve more.
Now that you have a fair understanding of the human brain and how it works; and you know what you want. How can you through planned action make your desire a reality? Who can help you to achieve your dream? What skills, resources, or knowledge will be useful to you achieving it?
Do not delay! Start NOW!