The Power Of A Burning Desire

power of a burning desire
power of a burning desire
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Let’s talk a little bit about desire.

With a burning desire, there is nothing that can’t be achieved. The size of a goal doesn’t matter, and it’s difficulty to achieve is irrelevant. With a burning desire, one can and will accomplish all that they seek to achieve.

I don’t know how else to describe this other than by using my own life as an example as to what I am talking about.

One year ago, I was going through a difficult period in which I felt as if my life lacked meaning and purpose. Similar emotions to how I felt at my lowest point in life. I was depressed, an eating disorder was just starting to reach its peak, and overall, my mentality and self-belief were filled with nothing but negativity.

So, I challenged myself. I challenged myself to blog for a year straight, to find happiness, and to inspire others through not only my story, but through my actions as well. I also wanted to prove to myself that with hard work and the drive to succeed, I could accomplish anything that I wanted to.

One year later, here we are. That person who I was a year ago, that person is long gone. My life has changed in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

In reflecting on how I managed to change my life as drastically as I did, I realized that the answer is the same answer for any and all success that I have experienced; it’s because I had a burning desire to change. I knew that I was not living the life that I wanted to be living, and I also knew that only I had the ability to change my life.

I like to talk about myself a lot, but it’s because I want everybody to see that they are more powerful than they believe themselves to be. I am not stronger or weaker than any other person, and if I was able to change my life as drastically as I did and achieve the things that I wanted to achieve, I assure you that you can do the same as well. What you need, as you may have guessed, is a burning desire to do so.

It’s a burning desire to achieve any goal that will turn that goal into a reality. It is that same desire that will give you the strength and motivation to continue onwards no matter what challenges stand in your way. And it is that same desire that will allow you to turn even the impossible into possible.

I truly believe every bit of this. I believe that as long as we do not give up on our goals, as long as we keep striving towards our goals, and as long as we truly believe that we will achieve our goals, then it is only a matter of time before those goals become our reality. If we can envision ourselves having achieved our goals, then those goals will soon come to fruition.

It’s not going to be easy to initiate change in your life, but if you want to change, then what other option do you have other than to go for it? Nothing will come to you without believing that you are deserving of it. And if you believe that you are deserving, then you need to dig deep and find that burning desire to achieve your dreams.

The desire for a better life is what gave me the strength to find one. That desire is what allowed me to turn something that I was once thought of as impossible into what is now my reality.

Yeah, I used to think that it was impossible to turn my life around and actually make something out of myself. But today, I am now living what is by far my best life. I am happier than I have ever been, more motivated to excel, and more optimistic for what is to come.

Are there times when I experience doubt? Yes. Are there times where I want to give up? Naturally. Are there times where I feel frustration and lack of motivation? Of course! These are all natural emotions to feel no matter what stage I am at in life.

More importantly, though, I have a desire to keep achieving all of the things that I once thought of as impossible.

I may be 25, but this is just the beginning for me. I am going to help others find their strength in life. I am going to help others achieve their dreams. And I am going to help others to change their lives. It is my desire to do so, and it is one that I will achieve. How do I know? Because I won’t stop until I do.

I want to encourage you to do something. Find what your greatest desire in life is, and just go for it. Hold nothing back, and never stop striving towards your goals until you achieve them. You may think it’s a silly thing to think about, but unless you strive towards the things that you desire, you will never know what your life could have looked like. Continue to put one foot in front of the other, and never stop until you achieve the things that you want the most in life.

Michael Bonnell



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