The Four Ds – Ingredients to success.
Desire: Want what you want. There is no substitute to being clear about what you want. There is also no substitute to really getting in touch with what you want. You think about it, you dream about it and you see yourself achieving it. You want it. There are no excuses for wanting what you want. Desire is the fuel to dive you to do what needs to be done. Strong desire is fuel in the tank of the race car. No one writes books about Joe average and their great accomplishments. People with strong desires to achieve are the people who are in history books. Embrace your desire to achieve.
Dedication: Your commitment to get it. Your dedication is what gets you to make plans to achieve your desires. Dedication is choosing your path at the exclusion of other paths. Dedication is what gets you the results you want. The day in and day out of checking the boxes for what you need to do to achieve your desires. Dedication is showing up, doing your job, day in and day out. You job is to achieve what you want. What ever you want in life, your dedication to getting there is helps you achieve it.
Determination: Staying to your purpose. Determination is holding on when things get tough. There are no tough times, only tough people. You are tough or you are not. Determination is digging your heels in and sticking to what you want. When people set out to do great things, there are people who are “friends” or family say you should take it easy, don’t take risks. They mean well but in reality, they are putting their limits on you. Determination connects to your Desire and your Dedication to know the thing you want is a value and worth giving your all to get it.
Discipline: Read - Self-discipline – It is the rough edge to staying on track. Discipline is doing what you are committed to. Choosing the path to fulfill your desires. Discipline is your attention to detail. Discipline helps you make choices. Life is full of distractions. Your self-discipline is to help you stay on track. Discipline is what helps you make a simple binary decision about most things in life. The binary decision is: Will what I am doing help me achieve the results I want? Yes or No. Simple. Taking the time to make this simple decision tree is the key to getting what you want. Choose and act.