DAY 5: Or Do Your Desires Drive You?
Welcome to Day 5 of Busting Negative Thought Habits—Activating Your True Desires—the prerequisite course for our vision book and self-help publishing curriculum. To order the complete mini-course, or other beginning, intermediate or advanced self-publishing resources and tools, go to the Deborah S. Nelson Bookstore. Otherwise, just keep reading for the free stuff—which is a great place to start.
What We Do Starts in the Mind First
For instance, you are going to take out the trash. You think to yourself, I am going to take out the trash. Then, you have a need and a purpose for taking out the trash, and that purpose motivates you to action. You visualize in your mind when and how and where you will empty that trash before you actually take the action!
Just try doing something without first seeing it in your mind. I dare you! Let me know if you can do this, because that would defy natural law indeed. Taking out the trash example a simplified version of anything and everything you do. First you have the thought of doing it, and then you are inspired to action by a purpose or need.
Identifying Your True Desires
Today we are looking at desire, but not the desire of instant gratification, and not the desire of someone else’s dreams infused into your life style. Today in our thought-step we ask you to identify just one desire that drives you or that did drive you in the past.
This desire is very pure, and it has passion and joy associated with it. Sometimes you can look to hobbies to identify this desire, or you can look to those things that you have found yourself lost in when you are doing them.
Hours have gone by, and you didn’t even realize it!
So today, identify just one pure passionate desire that is a unique part of you. Perhaps you always loved to play music or write poetry, or cook. Somewhere along the line life got too busy, and it fell by the wayside.
Your Talents and Gifts Lead You to Your Pure Desires
But it’s never too late to resurrect a talent, a gift, a passion, and a true desire. I found my passion to write just 4 years ago once my daughter graduated from college. Since then I have written and published 10 books of my own, and helped some other 75 books of others to be published as well! It was a true and pure desire of mine, unfulfilled for decades!
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To clarify, we don’t ask you to take action or to activate that desire. We only ask that thinking and contemplating on your true desires … when practiced regularly can lead you to take the action that will attract your dreams to reality.