What you want vs. Who you want to be

If you are motivated based on what you’ll have, you are much less likely to achieve a goal than someone who seeks to change who they are.

Researchers followed West Point attendees and found that those whose initial motivation was to “have” a prestigious degree were four times more likely to drop out before completion than those who envisioned themselves “becoming” more educated or valuable.

Focus on what you want to be first.  The “haves” will come. It rarely happens the other way around.

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