Metteliva asks how many of your desires benefit someone other than yourself? And why your specific desire to offer a service and open up a business is beautiful.
I’ve been travelling around Thailand for the past two months. I’ve learned the significant difference between the Tourist, who claims the land, and the Traveller, who visits as a guest. Both Tourists and Travellers have specific wants.
There are desires at different levels. From the Super-Tourists desire for candy or beer, to the Travellers desire to experience nature and culture, to bring back a flick of it to the home country. This is a rough picture, but nothing hurts as much as the truth. In that way I’m not afraid of hurting.
With the recession going on, we all have to face facts. One certain fact is the different levels of (selfish material) wantings in our society, another one is that we cannot survive alone on feeding each others pets, cutting each others hair and repairing the neighbours bike. We have to come up with new products and services we can export and sell internationally.
Killing 3 hours stop over in Dubai Airport, I noticed a child, a teenager, and a girlie-girl with her boyfriend. They all had an obvious strong desire for stuff in the airport shops, and shared the same childish way of behaving – you know with the stamping in the floor, the breaking twist in the voice, and the discontent look on the face. Like children they insisted on getting what they wanted, and their way of doing it, was one way of achieving a goal. One level of desire.
I don’t know if each of them got the candy, the teddy bear and the perfume, but they surely used every trick in the book persuading others to get, bring and deliver for them. Demanding, to look at as well. But I got inspired, and all my way through Thailand, this sentence kept popping up “Wanting is a beautiful thing”.
Human willpower is the strongest force of nature. It is the ability to picture a certain outcome, make a plan, structure the efforts and focused getting what we want. A fine unity of actions and decisions. And the willpower is one thing that can save the world.
Coaching has been very popular the past years, and is about asking the right questions to remove limitations. – Like, why not? What if you could? What is stopping you?
In this post I want to practice a little bit of coaching in a broader scale.
I will share my thoughts on human willpower, that will put your desires and limitations in a new light.
Willpower is the strong force we all have in common to make things happen. Isolated human willpower is a beautiful thing, and each of us have no right holding back our ideas and desires, when the aim benefits us all positively.
I’m willing and able, so I throw my cards on your table, sings Bob Marley.
Questions to you:
I want you to start thinking about all the things you want. From a new sweater to your biggest dream(s). Then notice how many of these things you want, are you getting throughout the week or month? And lastly I want you to notice how many of your desires benefits others than yourself?
I bet you get your way quite often, when it comes to yourself. As soon as it comes to affecting others, most of us get paralyzed. Like it is a sin, an impossibility to enjoy paid work and benefit others from true heart at the same time. Sociologists are talking about a new kind of laziness, a state of being so overwhelmed by impressions or perceptions, that we get inactive.
I definitely get overwhelmed by fear, every time I think of realising my social ideas. Cause how can my idea be true and sincere, and benefit others, while I make money on something I enjoy doing? Everyone hates to work, we all know that………. Or do we?
The perception of passionate work that you and I can actually live off while helping others seems implausible. Most of us are educated to serve others, and put up with long exhausting hours at the office. This is the perception that devides the population into two; a ‘creating‘ group and a ‘working hard‘ group. I would like to change this.
As soon as our wishes becomes emotional, they feels dangerous, and we tend to detroy our own ideas by not trusting our motives. It is striking, that the ones that just ‘do’ stuff, often are the ones with success.
I want every entrepreneur to know that your specific desire to offer a service and open up a business, is Beautiful. I want more people to be aware of their unique service or skills, and offer it to the world, so we can get the economy going again in 2012.
And I want more. I want you to want more from life, from your friends, from yourself. I want people to get together, form new communities. I want ‘us’ as a species to team up cross countries, I want ‘us’ to stop limit our positive initiatives, start working together, create together, understand eachother and benefit from one another. I want us to unite.
I have my reasons for my kind of wantings, and I’ve come to learn, that I have no right not acting on it. It is a thing I can’t help, my thoughts constantly circle around it, and every where I look, I see people that I’d like to influence some way. I trust my abilities, I fully believe my mission is usefull, and I’m past the stage of thinking “Who am I to tell others what to do”.
My wanting is a vision that leads me on a mission. And that is one way of working from the top down, in order to realise your ideas.
As always I’d like to hear back from you, so remember to leave a comment about your desires, big or small, in the comment box below.