Sunday, August 21, 2016

Know What You Truly Want

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Zig Ziglar put it best, “you only can consistently perform in a manner that is consistent with the way you see yourself.” This is true in every area of a person’s life. I would go one step further and propose that one must understand what they want to see for themselves while aligning those thoughts with their desires and actions. 


Often times, people want things that they really do not want. It is funny because you would think that adult individuals would know what the actually want. However, I have found that a lot of people think they want a million dollars or a beautiful spouse; but do nothing to achieve those goals. This suggests that a person does not really want these things. I mean if you are hungry, you find something to eat right?


What I suggest to people is to find out what they really want. You can usually determine this by observing what people spend most of their time doing, thinking about, or working towards. For example, a person who thinks of having a loving spouse rather than a model suggests that the person values internal beauty over outer beauty. Society depicts what most think they want in a relationship as two super models, with perfect financial skills, and law degree. However, in reality many find that they want someone who is genuine, down-to-earth, and loving. Everything else is just fluff.


I would caution a person to avoid apologizing for who you are. Too many times, folks have false goals because they are working towards someone else’s goals. If you love life and those who are in it, you will find yourself achieving the goals you truly desire because it all comes naturally.

Ronnie O. Rice, Ph.D., J.D.

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