Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Growth, Mindfulness, Motivation

Sure, You Can Do That…But Do You Want To?

Sometimes when we can’t seem to achieve our goals, even with the best of intentions, it’s easy to feel like a complete failure. It can feel like we lack discipline and to be honest, it probably appears that way, but I’ve learned it’s not that I lack discipline in general. I’ve found that I lack discipline for things that aren’t truly a priority, don’t enrich life for me or those around me, and I try to force myself to believe in it’s benefit hoping it’ll launch me on the fast track to success. But, I can’t fool myself.

No. Deep down, we know our true wants and the genuine purpose of what we’re meant to do in this lifetime. No amount of “wanting”, “faking”, or ‘impersonating” will give us the desirable results we think will make life better. Our soul is no fraud. It’s faithful to what advances our personal development. It demands sincerity paid forth before it sets in motion all the sweet and wonderful skills and abilities that can and will guide us to success.

When our truth is aligned with our goals, miraculous people and events rush-in to our aide.

The truth is we’re not a failure by not succeeding in something which truly isn’t valuable to us. The failure has already happened before we’ve even begun. The failure is in our perception of what we “think” will make our life more satisfactory, more content.

Discipline springs from the true nature of our true wants. If it is genuinely good for us, we'll be compelled to do whatever's necessary to reach our goal.
Knowing what we want most helps to handle the uncontrollable desire for instant gratification because we’re unwilling to settle for anything less.

If you’re struggling with discipline in reaching goals you’ve set for yourself, stop beating yourself up and take some time to be 100% certain that this goal is what you want most. Ask yourself “Why?” you want it, then ask “Why?” for that answer. Keep repeating asking yourself “Why?” until you’ve exhausted the “Why?” and you’ll know, bone deep, whether this goal is worth pursuing or not.

Discipline springs from our true wants. If it is genuinely good for us, we’ll be compelled to do whatever’s necessary to reach our goal.

I promise when you’ve drilled down to the essence of “why” you want to do something, you’ve given yourself a dozen solid reasons “why” you need to be disciplined to reach your goal…and you will. ❤

Keep it Simple,

Just Teri

26 thoughts on “Sure, You Can Do That…But Do You Want To?”

  1. Hi Teri, This is so True.

    I love this line the most “.. Our soul is no fraud. It’s faithful to what advances our personal development. It demands sincerity paid forth before it sets in motion all the sweet and wonderful skills and abilities that can and will guide us to success….”

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        1. Congratulations 🎉🥳
          The commitment to choose sobriety has my deepest respect and most sincere support❣️❣️❣️

          I believe it’s one of the most challenging choices in life to beat addiction❤️🤗

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          1. 💜 My Only Accountability and Responsibility is to Drink Red Wine ALL Day; it may sound like an “addiction” yet do I Sound like an “Addict” 🤔 ? Mental Health Illness and Mentally Ill ARE The Problems; it’s NEVER!!! The Substance, it’s ALWAYS!!! The Mood…maybe I AM No Good to Drive or Operate Dangerous Machinery yet The Same Can Be Said of “Sober” Mentally UnStable Folk

            …💛💚💙…

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  2. 💜 To ALL The Lovely Christian Ladies; if YOU!!! Really Wanna Get The Bible and Controlling Patriarchal THINKING!!! here is a Three Step Program:

    1 Research The Origins of The Bible in its Multitudinous Versions and Emperor Constantine
    2 Read and Re-Read The Book of The Goddess Esther that doesn’t mention God
    3 Look at How Lovely Lady Lilith does HER!!! Job to Show Ladies that Subservience and Subjugation to God is a CHOICE!!! NOT!!! an Imposition

    …💛💚💙…

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  3. “you have to find your why” so true! And I’ve seen that Abraham Lincoln quote before and fell in love with it. But I didn’t know it came from him! That quote says it all ❣❣ Very well said Teri!

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    1. Thanks Lisa😀

      You and I are such fans of quotes 😂 They hold such power in so few words which is why I think we like to share them in our blogs. You’ve introduced me to many great ones.❣️🤗

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  4. 💜

    1 Parents say Get Educated and Make Money and Buy Materialism
    2 Heart says I WANT!!! a Sole HeartMate
    3 I Say Fuck ’em ALL and Do What YOU!!! Wanna Do

    …💛💚💙…

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      1. 💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis and “…lest ye forget; ye have healed thyself…” We ALL KNOW!!! and She/He is NOT!!! Religious; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene

        …💛💚💙…

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        1. 💜 I Ain’t a Religious Tome Thumping Religious Zealot EveryOne; yet Cut Away The Masculine Fat and There’s a Lot of Slim, Feminine Common Sense in The Q’ran, Bible et al

          …💛💚💙..

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            1. 💜 Thank YOU!!! for YOUR!!! Kind, Supportive Words SupaSoulSis; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene

              …💛💚💙…

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  5. I am so pleased to see this post in my email inbox today. I love this post, Teri. Indeed, discipline is important, yet, as you write, congruence between our true purpose and our daily activities must also align. I do agree that, if we are paying attention, can feel when there is alignment and when there is not. That is also discipline. Lovely post, my friend.❤

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    1. Yes, the key factor to developing or enhancing our situational discipline is being aware of how we feel – does our heart say “yes” or “no” ? – that points to alignment❣️🤗

      Always appreciate your input Jeff❣️😃

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