229 – “There is one quality which one must possess to win…”

Mama’s Daily Dose is… a quote from Napoleon Hill, in his classic “Think and Grow Rich,” “There is one quality which one must possess to win and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.


Burning desire. Now what does that mean? That is really just the emotion behind it. And that is what a lot of people are missing in their goals and their dreams and what they want to do. Their wish or goal may sound something like “I should lose weight, I want to lose weight, I want to start a business, I want to make some money…”  There’s no emotion behind it. And that is what most people are missing in their goals and their everyday lives. 


Emotions, drive our decisions, you buy things mostly on emotion. Because you feel for it, you feel like you need it, you feel like it’s going to make your life better. So what is your burning desire? And it doesn’t have to be something that’s like, “oh my gosh, I’m going to change the world.” You just need a goal and have some emotion behind it. My first goal ever in CrossFit was to do a pull up. And the whole reason I wanted to do a pull up was so that I could get a picture of me doing a pull up in my wedding dress so that I could post it on social media. And I totally understand how self centered and stupid that sounds. But that was my burning desire. I had a reason, I had an emotion behind it to put in all of this work to do my pull up. So do you have a burning desire behind what it is that you want to do? Kind of like how we talked about yesterday…with no limitations, what would you do? Okay, now you know what you want to do, what is your desire behind it? What is the emotion behind it? That is going to give you that drive to go towards it.


Mama, your action today is to think about, what is your purpose? Right now! We don’t have to think your big life’s purpose. Let’s just focus on right now. What is your purpose right now? And what is that burning desire, that deep burning desire behind it? What is that emotion behind it? That is going to give you that gas to move the vehicle that emotion is what gets you IN motion. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe to this podcast and share with your mama friends. We want all the moms out there going after their more! And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach who helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.

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