Every morning at 6 am, while probably half of the rest of the world is still asleep, I do my writing morning exercise. And while that might sound like torture to many people, it helps me clear my mind and get the ideas flowing for the rest of the day.
Thus, it’s actually my favorite part of the whole day, the time where the whole world is just mine. It’s my time to think and dream, to get purpose and clarity on who I am and where I am going. And I wouldn’t give it up for anything.
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about goals and motivation and why some people are able to achieve the things they want, and others seem to just sit there making excuses, worrying about all the things that could go wrong, or waiting for circumstances to be perfect.
And I think it comes down to how bad you really want it.
You see, when you want something, I mean really want it, you can feel it in every bone in your body, that drive, that hunger, that internal pressure to achieve. You don’t need anyone else to push you—you’re more than willing to do whatever it takes. And it doesn’t feel like work, either. Oh sure, there might be hard days and annoying moments, but they are worth it because every step you take is getting you closer to that goal.
And if you don’t feel that? Then maybe your goal isn’t big enough.