How to Find Your Burning Desire to Succeed

Do you have big dreams and goals you want to accomplish? If you are reading this, then the answer is most likely yes. You may have been highly motivated when you started to work toward what you wanted, but now your motivation has waned or even disappeared completely. Perhaps you have not even been able to find the motivation to begin. What you need is the burning desire to succeed.


Creating the Burning Desire to Succeed Within You

The root of your problem is that you have not found your massive motivator yet. You have not found the thing that creates the burning desire in you that will keep you moving forward no matter what happens. The following are some of the massive motivators that other people have used to become successful in their lives.


Selfless Massive Motivators

People who are driven by selfless massive motivators are inspired to act for the benefit of other people. One example would be new parents who become more mature and responsible so that they can provide a good life for their child.

Another example would be athletes that become totally dedicated to turning pro after seeing the massive sacrifices their parents make for the survival of the family. The athlete’s burning desire is to make enough money so that his parents never have to work again.

A third example is someone that is deeply moved by the plight of a group of people that are suffering from some cruel injustice. This person’s burning desire is to help those who are unable to help themselves.


Selfish Massive Motivators

People who are driven by selfish massive motivators often do so because they were rejected, or felt like they had been wronged. These types of situations happen to us all and can be sources of tremendous anger. While these events may seem bad at the time, they can actually turn out to be excellent opportunities for personal growth. The common reaction is to let your anger become destructive and make the situation worse. If you instead channel your anger into constructive and positive action, then your chances of future success will improve.


Driven to Be the Greatest of All Time

A famous example of a person driven by a selfish massive motivator would be the NBA legend, Michael Jordan. He was cut from his high school varsity basketball team as a sophomore. He could have quit and given up on his dream. Instead, it became his burning desire to succeed in basketball and he went on to become the greatest basketball player of all time.


You Must Find Your Own Massive Motivator

Finding your own massive motivator is the best way to create the burning desire to succeed. A selfless massive motivator might seem to be the most attractive and feel-good option. Unfortunately, they just do not work for some people. This is because they do not create the necessary amount of motivation for these people.

You might feel like you shouldn’t use a selfish massive motivator because of the negative connotations of selfishness. However, it would be a mistake to dismiss this path if it is what will motivate you the most to do what it takes to succeed.


Different Paths Can Lead to the Same Destination

The most important thing is to find what works best for you personally. You can always choose to be selfless and giving after you have become successful. In fact, many people that have used the selfish path to become successful have done a lot of good in the world through their charity work. Whether you choose the selfless path or the selfish path, you will end up at the same destination: a confident, successful individual in a position to make the world a better place.

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5 Comments to “How to Find Your Burning Desire to Succeed”

  1. By Troy, February 21, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    This is a very good article. I liked it so much that I posted a copy on my own blog. Keep up the good work.

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    • By Roy, February 21, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

      Thank you for the kind words and the reprinting of my article.

  2. By Bettie Preuitt, March 15, 2010 @ 8:44 am

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