One of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned is the difference between “wanting to” and “wanting to want to”.
Sometimes, I don’t want to work out, write, cook, clean, or make that important phone call. I might say, “I want to go work out” or “I want to call them”, but I don’t. I want to want to.
There are a lot of important conclusions that could be drawn from this.
- First, we need to be honest about ourselves about what we really want.
- Second, sometimes we need to do things that we don’t want to do.
- And third… sometimes we need to let go of things we only think we want.