Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it.

                                                                                    ― Les Brown 


Here’s another great story that recently arrived in my inbox. Enjoy and be inspired.




In a remote region of the Andes, two tribes were feuding.  One tribe lived high in the mountains and the other in the lowlands. One day the highlanders raided the village of the lowlanders and kidnapped a baby. The next day the lowlanders assembled a team to climb the mountain to find and retrieve the child. But the lowlanders did not know the trails and they were not skilled at mountain climbing. They struggled to make their way up the mountain, but after a half day of climbing, they could not ascend anymore. Discouraged and disappointed, they packed their gear to return.

      Suddenly, to their surprise, the rescue team saw the baby’s mother coming down from the mountain, holding her baby in her arms. Baffled, they asked her, “How were you able to scale this steep mountain and retrieve your child, when we were unable to do so?”

      She answered, “It wasn’t your baby.”

      Desire and motivation is the greater part of achievement. If you want something enough, you will find a way to do it. If you are not very motivated, you will either not attempt to reach a goal, or if you do your efforts will be half-hearted and you will attain no measurable results.

      Do not assess your possibilities on the basis of the beliefs or unsuccessful efforts of people less motivated than you. Their results are less a function of reality, and more a function of their beliefs and intentions.  Nor do you need their permission to do what you want and need to do. In the story of the Andean mother who retrieved her child, she did not ask the search party’s permission or even discuss the project with them. She just knew what she needed to do and she did it.

      It is my baby 050809You have a baby that you love and believe in. You have a dream, a goal, and an intention that may seem mountain high to accomplish. But if you love your baby enough you will find a way to get where you need to go to bring it home.


What project or intention do you love enough to make happen no matter what others say or do?


Try using the following affirmation:


 My visions and dreams empower me. Love and intention drive me to do what I have to do.


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John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.