Desire is a powerful motivator, but it is important that you are aware of how your desires are established. Desires can be derived from either that which you dislike or that which you like. Negative or positive emotions. Most desires are derived from that which you do not like. We go to work because we do not want to be poor, we buy a house because we are afraid of being homeless, we buy the newest iPhone because we do not like social rejection, we want taxes to end because we don't like our money taken from us, and we eat food because we are afraid of being hungry. The list continues and the examples of desire derived from positive emotions are difficult to come by. While most of these examples can be framed in a positive manner (I eat food because I like to be full) the underlying motivation for the desire and the behavior is a response to that which we do not like. It is a rare individual who can create a desire from sheer will of that which they want to achieve. To base your desires on that which you like sets you apart from the masses which base their desires on that which they do not like. It is the ability to create based on foresight and will that creates nobility. It is the noble who change the world and find fulfillment in their lives. It is the noble who have direction and purpose. It is the noble who master their will and transcend fear to achieve greatness.
Take this moment to examine where your desires come from, and eliminate the desires that come from negative emotions because by transforming your goals into that which you truly will to happen, allows you to achieve the greatness that sits dormant inside of you.