Having desire is like lion sitting in the savanna watching his next meal become comfortable and aloof to its surroundings. As time passes by the Lion enters stealth mode and inches his way towards what he wants. The focus and intensity in the lions eyes are just as fiery as the thumping of its heart as he closes in to attacks. At the right time he gives every ounce of himself to claim what he has desired for so long.
What motivates the Lion? The obvious thought is that he’s hungry. The pain of missing a meal or two can ignite a desire within you to do what you must to get your next meal. In life and in sports we see that when others experience loss or defeat they want do everything they can to not experience that feeling again. They’ll sacrifice, let go of excuses, and wake up everyday Nd move with purpose to close in on their goals.
Second thought of what fuels the lions desire. He wants to feel good about he has accomplished. Reaching a desired destination has many rewards. For the Lion he gets to feed himself, his family, and his pack. He knows that when he puts his mind to something he can do it. He feels productive and that productivity makes him want to produce more.
My final thought about the Lion is that it’s connected to his legacy. What you do for the game and with the game won’t be forgotten. As player and as a person you get to write your story. How you will be remembered and rewarded for what you put into the game. What we build and leave behind for others is important. Will you be apart of making your game better, your team better, your school better, and your community better?
Desire is connected with competition and passion. These three together will separate you from the rest of the competition. If you want to get better, if you want to win, if you want to be noticed, you better have desire.
Food for thought
1. What do you desire?
2. Why is it important to you to play with desire?
3. Are you moving towards your desires daily?
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