If Drive is the force that propels us toward a goal, then Desire is the engine that generates that force. Those willing to put the shoulder of hard work, dedication, and discipline behind their wants, will see them evolve into desires.
The 4 "D"s of Success- Desire
Taking Control Of Your Physical Health The 4 “D”s Of Success “Desire” Desire, like Drive, is born in the depths of our innermost being. If Drive is the force that propels us toward a goal, then Desire is the engine that generates that force.
The most successful people in the world, whether they are entrepreneurs, athletes, or musicians, are driven to work harder than their peers because of their desire to be the best at what they do. They are living proof that drive cannot exist without desire. We can have desires and not be driven, but we can never be driven without desires.
People often equate wishes with desires, but this is not an accurate comparison. They are related, but not the same.
Let’s explore this idea by first recognizing that our lives are filled with “wants” and “needs.” Wishes and desires are “wants, ” and all “wants” exist as empty shells that must be filled.
If someone fills one of those shells with pessimism and doubt, they clearly see that want as unattainable, and it becomes a wish. If another person fills a shell with optimism and confidence, they see that want as definitely attainable, and it becomes a desire.
It's easy to tell how people feel about a specific “want,” by listening when they speak. Have you ever heard two people make the same statement and immediately recognize the difference in the implied meaning of each?
Imagine two people in a store, looking at the same pair of new shoes. Each makes the following statement: “I want those shoes.” It’s easy to tell which person is expressing a wish, and which is expressing a desire, by identifying the specific word each emphasizes in their statement.
If a person says, “I want those SHOES, ” their focus is on the shoes, not how to get them. They are expressing a wish for the shoes and hoping that somehow, they will miraculously appear. If a person says, “I WANT those shoes,” their focus is on obtaining the shoes. They are expressing a desire for the shoes and mentally formulating a plan to get them.
Those willing to put the shoulder of hard work, dedication, and discipline behind their wants, will see them evolve into desires. Then, they will recognize that the harder they work, the more success they will have, and the more success they have, the more they will be driven to succeed. Before they realize it, they will have identified, attacked, and achieved their goal through a burning desire which was, at one time, the hollow shell of a want.
So, there you have it. Each of the 4 “D”s of success identified, defined, and explained. But it is also important to understand that the 4 “D”s of success do not function independently of each other. Rather, they work together, each depending on the others to produce a definitive result.
An easy way to understand this concept is to compare it to the manner in which the systems of a NASA rocket work together.
Three of the basic systems of a rocket are: the structural system, the guidance system, and the propulsion system.
Our comparison begins by imagining that YOU are the structural system of the rocket, and everything happens through you. Your Discipline is the guidance system controlling the entire mission. Your Dedication is the fuel of the propulsion system, which feeds your Desire; the engine in which combustion of that fuel occurs, producing Drive; the powerful thrust that propels you to your goal.
Hopefully, this analogy helps you understand how the 4 “D’s work together to produce results, and why tremendously successful people possess all four of these four amazing attributes!
So, go! Challenge yourself and challenge the world. No task will be too large because you now have the tools to successfully accomplish anything you choose! It’s simply a matter of deciding what you want to do first, then getting after it!
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I am currently retired and no longer a practicing Chiropractor, nor do I hold a current professional license in the medical field. The information presented is solely based on my experiences as a professional and for informational purposes only. Please consult with your physician prior to any new or changing fitness endeavors. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any activities promoted by this site.
Author Bio - Dr. Andrew J. Lucas
Practiced for more than 30 years as a Chiropractor in Washington, Pennsylvania, specializing in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
Graduated from Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University) in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Graduated in 1985 from the National College of Chiropractic (now National University of Health Sciences) with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.
In 1989 he successfully completed the Diplomate program for Orthopedics through the postgraduate division of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.