It’s The Difference Between Desperation and Determination

She said something to me that hit me square between the eyes and it’s since become my internal mantra to keep my boundaries firm and my activities focused on the right people and the right work.

by | Nov 28, 2018 | 0 comments

It’s the difference between desperation and determination.

I was chatting with a friend the other day and she said something to me that hit me square between the eyes and it’s since become my internal mantra to keep my boundaries firm and my activities focused on the right people and the right work.

It was so simple. I had said to her “I don’t want to work with people who say ‘I need to make more money!’ because there is always this energy in them that doesn’t match what I stand for. They’re looking for a magic bullet because things have become so tense, and they can’t focus on the work they *really* need to do.”

And she said “Yup. It’s the difference between desperation and determination.”

Precisely. That’s precisely what it is.

Desperate energy leads to rushing, a desire for immediate results and satiation, so much risk and anxiety that doing the work feels for them like they are wasting time instead of filling the hole.

What I know, however, is that doing the work and keeping the long game in mind (determination) actually gets my clients to the money they want, and often more quickly.

Structure is freedom. Chew on that for a second.

Does it feel counterintuitive?

Probably.

But here’s what I can tell you. Rushing around and just doing stuff constantly just to feel like you’re doing stuff, is a waste of your time, energy and money.

Taking a breath, knowing that you have to fix the foundation first, adjusting for the short term so you can deal with the long term – that is an investment in a sustainable future.

 

 

 

Tell me in the comments…

 So where are you now? Desperation or determination? Do you need to take a breath and step away from the never ending tactics?

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