The Power of Desire


Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. ~ Napoleon Hill

I was in a training recently and I met this young lady from Nagpur named Geetika (name unchanged, as I really admire her and want to show my appreciation to her). Geetika has a post-graduate degree in finance and working in a training organization. She invested her 2-year savings for attending this 6-day workshop in Bangalore! She had planned it properly and flew to Bangalore exclusively for this program. Her father was reluctant to send her, it took her 3-months to convince him and get his agreement. Geetika stayed in a family friends’ house (a friend of a friend of a far relative) as agreed with her father.

She hired a cab every day to come to the training location, which was around 20 Kilometers from her family friend’s place. Geetika had a great time at this workshop and was hungry to learn and absorb information like a sponge.

When I listened to her story, I was inspired by her desire, planning and the ability to take action on her dreams. It reminds of the quote – ‘when the WHY is big enough, HOW doesn’t matter’.

It’s all a matter of knowing what we want, and doing something to get there! That’s the secret to success.

I dedicate this article to Geetika for reminding me the power of desire and the power of acting on your desires. Thanks Geetika! I truly admire your courage to act.


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