If your goal is world-class success, your level of desire will most likely be the key factor in whether or not you achieve it. Watch this short video on how to quantify your desire.

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Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

9 thoughts on “What Is Your Level of Desire?”

  1. You have got to want it. If your heart isn’t into it, then you won’t persist when things go wrong (which they will) until they go right!

    Rob Fraser

  2. Steve,
    I take back my initial comment via email. Desire strengthens everything you teach and try to impress on the rest of us. It reinforces the precept of “compete with no one except yourself”. If your desire is at a 7, there is no competition. You are on auto-pilot and nothing will stop you. Other people who constantly “compete” will drop off because they have no desire … only the competition. You use the word “pain” as a point of struggle it really is not … pain, struggle, obstacles, are all things designed to bring your desire down a couple notches and if you let them get to you, they will.

    So, I’ll crank up the desire with what I wish to accomplish and the not-so-fun stuff will be just ordinary tasks to that end.

  3. Hi Steve:
    How very true. Without that desire, I believe your focus tends to drift. Goals become dreams. All too often I feel that people realize their passion, decide to pursue to, but then fail themselves by not allowing fears, the influence of others and a focus on their past behaviors to water down the actions that they take. And they come up with the greatest excuses possible. Excuses that allow themselves to rationalize their results.
    I agree with Alok. All too many people live in a fantasy world, claiming certain desires and goals. And then they focus on the difficulties that they will encounter, things that they will have to work to achieve and things that they will have to give up. You either do, or you give yourself excuses.

  4. Hello Steve,

    Desire is the starting point of all success. I absolutely agree with you as just like you, I have also seen the authenticity of your statements in my own life, and also in the lives of my clients and other people in my life.

    Don’t you think we all know instinctively that desire is the first step? I feel we do. Still, it is so baffling to see people spending so little time deciphering their desires, which is the first and foremost step in attaining any kind of success, leave alone a world-class one.

    Looking forward to more posts from you.

  5. Hi Steve,

    I agree with you on desire and I also agree with Alok when he speaks about desiring something at a 6 or 7 and the willingness to take the pain in the process of world class success. There have been countless times in my life I took the pain to accomplish world class success in prior professions, parenting and in my marriage simply because my desire to succeed was truly at a 7.

    My life has changed so much in such a short amount of time and still I find my desire to succeed sitting at a 7. Moving forward in my career life I can tell you that my hard work and effort will shape my beliefs in ways I’m sure will surprise many, including myself. The best and most important thing about it is I know I’m still sitting at a 7.

    Great blog post today.
    Thank you.

  6. Sobering. Thank you for the wake up call. You have just awakened my inner warrior.
    Out with the 80%, in with the 20!

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