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We all have desires -- whether it's the desire for money, fame, or a new car; to lose weight, be healthy, or have better relationships; to find the love of your life; or simply the desire to be happy.
09/17/2014 06:01pm ET | Updated November 17, 2014
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We all have desires -- whether it's the desire for money, fame, or a new car; to lose weight, be healthy, or have better relationships; to find the love of your life; or simply the desire to be happy.

Let's imagine that you're thinking about this thing that you want (and remember, we're not only talking about material things like money, cars, and houses, but also intangible, but very important things like health, love and happiness).

What happens in the moment you think about this thing that you desire?

For many people, what happens is, deep down, they don't believe they can have it, do it, or be it.

When you want something, but don't believe you can actually have it, what will your actions be?

When you want something, but don't believe you can actually have it, do it, or be it, what are your actions going to be regarding that thing?

  • Tentative
  • Fearful
  • Anticipating failure
  • Certain that it won't work out
  • Not believing in yourself
  • Believing that someone else can do it better than you can

Is it any wonder why most people quit before they get what they really, really want?

But you see, the problem is not just that most people quit before they get what they really, really want.

That problem is that, because most individuals have been beaten down and beaten up by life, they have trained themselves to not believe in themselves.

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