This blog post and the next two are devoted to providing you with suggestions that can propel you from knowing to doing. From being stuck to taking action. From ambivalent to engaged.
Notice the words – burning desire or passion. This goes directly to emotion. It means you are charged, energized, committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve your goal. You are literally driven and failure is not an option.
This reminds me of when I was learning to ride a bike. The bike was a hand-me-down from my very cool cousin who was my idol. There was no cover or padding on the seat, certainly no training wheels. It was a big person’s bike and I was a little tyke determined to learn how to ride this bike.
Numerous falls, skinned knees, elbows, lots of tears and bruised body parts later, I finally did it. I could ride the bike! Of course, I couldn’t sit on the seat and peddle because my legs weren’t long enough, but that didn’t matter. I could ride my bike with the big kids!
There was nothing logical about that goal – in fact, some could consider it as dangerous. Others may have judged me as demented for continuing to incur bodily injury. And yet, nothing could deter me from my goal. My burning desire and passion was so strong there was no amount of doubt, pain, judgment or failure that could stop me.
Back to the brownie from Part 1 of this series. It’s merely a temptation – an opportunity for me to test my commitment to healthy eating and my desire to beat the actuarial tables!
The brownie remains on the side table.