What Do You Really Want to Achieve?

Something Buck Inspire said a while back really stuck with me:

Why do anything if you are just going through the motions?

While no one is completely upbeat and enthusiastic 100% of the time, he’s got a good point. Why do something if you’re not going to make it worth your while?

Half-hearted attempts won’t get you a thing — excepted wasted time and energy. Unless of course you don’t really believe you can be successful, deep down inside. If that’s the case, you’ll probably be proving yourself right if you just sort of halfway try, which isn’t such a great thing. It’s a lot more enjoyable too live out your dreams.

So if you want to achieve something, go for it with all you’ve got. Really put forth the effort, and do what it takes — whether that’s doing some additional learning, researching what’s needed, taking a leave of absence, or just putting in a heck of a lot of hours.

Yes, there’s such a thing as testing the waters — especially for new ideas you want to try out — but even that should be done deliberately and with complete effort. Don’t just go through the motions — in life or in reaching for your goals.

Figure out what you really want to achieve — whether it’s for today, tomorrow, or your life.

Then enjoy your effort. Be present. Get to where you want to be.