Want is a four lettered word just like hope, need, like, love and wish. Have is a four lettered word too except that it’s more powerful! We all have wants and wishes, we all want to be rich and famous, we all wish to be powerful and ride in sports cars and date models.

Yet, do we all have all that we want and wish for? Nope, we aren’t even remotely close most of the time. And it is definitely not because we don’t want it enough! We don’t have all that we crave because we don’t do enough. We spend most of our time daydreaming about what we’ll do once we’re rich rather than actively doing what it takes to be rich!

The last one year has been enlightening and has thrown lots of clarity on my thoughts and actions. Exactly a year ago I was depressed and heartbroken, and now I am happy, have lots of positive intent and am pursuing my passions with a lot of vigor. Yet I know that there will be tough times and there will be dejections, but my intent and willpower have grown to strengths which will help me get through any tough times which come my way.

And this past year has helped me get to this state. How? Well it’s been an amalgamation of different instances and revelations rather than just one moment of illumination.  Just last night, in a movie called Waking Life, one of the characters talks about what exactly life is, and why many people (like myself) tend to be disappointed with life and feel dejected.

The character goes on to say that our life is ours to create and to quote “The more that you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as fragmented or marginalized, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses.” And this is where he caught my attention. I’ve seen this movie at least twice before and yet this time, this one line grabbed my attention and told me what I had to do.

Every one of us dreams of being millionaires and of flying first class, yet only some do. And it is because of dedication and an unending yearning to achieve what they desire. You and I just talk of being that way and we talk of living the life we want. What we actually need to do is put it in action instead of giving excuses to ourselves and also to others.

There are a million reasons why we didn’t succeed, and that is because we look for reasons. Yet there is only one reason for success and that is our Resolve to succeed. It is what we do that defines us; what you do (or don’t do) leads to you becoming the next big thing or someone who could’ve become the next big thing! The decision, as it always is, is yours!