What runs in your mind when you think of your favorite food, and you’re hungry?
I’m sure that you sometimes imagine your favorite cuisine. The mouth-watering flavors rolling on your taste buds… The ambrosial aroma tickling your nostrils… Or, that just-right, brackish taste lingering in your mouth.
I’m sure that you would do what you can just to satisfy your food cravings.
For me, I’m crazy about anything with “seafood” — especially seafood pasta, spiked with Tabasco. (Just typing this article, makes my mouth water…) And, every time Wanna prepares one, expect me to linger a little bit longer in the kitchen (not even in the table).
Before, however, we get there, it usually takes a lot of strategic prodding to get Wanna to prepare her special pasta. I would also drive early in the morning just to get to the wet market to buy fresh seafood. I would also push myself to drive to the opposite side of the city to get scallops and clams from S&R. And, that is a horrible experience considering the traffic in my city and the number of shoppers at S&R. But of course, when you’re hungry and you want to be satisfied, YOU WOULD DO ALL.
This is actually akin to our journey in life. For us to succeed and realize our dreams — say become a successful IT Manager, famous author or highly-paid event host — we need to keep ourselves hungry.
Some of you are probably thinking, what do I mean by this and how to do it.
What I mean is you need to have A STRONG DESIRE TO PURSUE YOUR PLANS. Unless you keep yourself REALLY motivated, then your plans would never materialize. Believe me.
Now, how to do it? I would suggest that you create a DREAM or a VISION BOARD.
Plan your journey, create your vision and collate pictures of your expected milestones — trips to US and Europe, the new Range Rover, or zero-debt status. Place your vision board in a location where you can easily be reminded of what you need to accomplish and what is waiting at each milestone stop.
This will keep you hungry!
Friends, we all plan great things. The problem, however, is that we don’t act because there is no (or little) motivation to go after these plans. If you intend, however, to wait for the motivation to arrive, then you are waiting for nothing. Create one! And, look at it everyday. It can make a difference in your journey.
Again, be hungry and (most important) stay hungry!
Let me end this with these words from Zig Ziglar:
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
PS: I am highly encouraging you to read Zig Ziglar. Try his book on how to stay motivated.