“If you want something to happen in your life, you got to do something about it!” -Michael J. Fite
Keep this in mind whenever you find yourself wanting something in life. It is easy to say you want something, but if you never take action yourself, they will remain wants and you will become disappointed with the world around you. When you decide to do something about your wants by you taking appropriate action, you start to see results and you will feel good about yourself heading in the right direction.
I have found there are two factors that can stand in the way of someone achieving what they want out of life: lack of knowledge and fear of the unknown. When a person has these two things, it is more than enough to stop a person from pursing success. If you have these two things standing in your way, it is okay because if you simply take action and try, you will have ups and downs, but you will gain the knowledge and confidence that you need in order to become successful.
I remember my goal of wanting to travel and see different places. From 2000 to early 2006, I never really did anything to move towards that goal. I was content with a simple job, living paycheck to paycheck and not really going after a lot in life. It was not until I responded to a military recruiting ad that put me at a crossroads because it was going to give me the opportunity to achieve this important want in my life, but it meant that I had to leave my hometown all together in order to make it happen.
I could have let my lack of knowledge about the military stop me, or let the fears of myself and others get in the way, but I made the choice to go for it. I will admit that I had to learn a lot of things and conquer a lot of my fears along the way, but it has changed my life beyond measure. Because I took action and enlisted in 2006, my action has not only rewarded me with a good job and benefits, but it has also allowed me to achieve my goals and dreams of traveling and seeing many places.
Your wants need you to take action now! There is no other way for you to get anything you want done in your life. Do not let your lack of knowledge or fears get in the way because if you do, you will miss out on achieving the wants that can change your life for the better. Let’s remember that you cannot have your wants fulfilled unless you are willing to apply the appropriate actions towards achieving them.
When will you start taking action on your wants in life?
-Michael J. Fite