When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.
Any worthwhile goal in life entails its fair share of challenges. While these setbacks are more like life’s way of asking us to course-correct, most people quit in the face of these impediments.
The most basic ingredient for success is desire. In other words, you must not only know what you want, but also want it badly. The more desperate you are about reaching your goals, the more likely they are to come to fruition. One is highly unlikely to fulfill their goals unless those goals become an obsession, for it is this obsession that prompts us to come up with an action plan. It is this fixation on your dreams that keeps you going even when the road ahead gets bumpy.
Unfortunately, most people begin to doubt their own ability as soon as things get difficult. Whatever little resolve they had at the start of the journey vanishes the moment their plans go haywire. Instead of fine-tuning their approach, they begin to seek excuses to avoid pursuing their dreams. Believe it or not, it is hard to hold your ground in the face of hardships without a definiteness of purpose. You can hardly expect to fulfill your goals when you hardly care if they materialize or not.
On the other hand, people who are passionate about their dreams and remain steadfast even when the going gets tough eventually do get there. All great men we look up to today had their fair share of adversities. Would they have made it big in life and inspired millions across the world had they thrown in the towel after their initial failures?
Oliver Napoleon Hill, popularly known as Napoleon Hill, was an American self-help writer. Best known for his classic self-help guide, Think and Grow Rich, Hill wrote: “When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.”