Wanting vs Needing – changing how you focus on goals

Waxing a little philosophical today.

When you think in terms of “I want to” instead of “I have to” your whole attitude changes. It releases stress and makes you less likely to procrastinate on things you don’t really like to do. It’s all part of the ‘keeping your eye on the prize’ way of thinking.

I want a clean kitchen. Washing the pots and pans (one of my least favorite things) is part of that.
I want to publish this story. I want to write every day so I can finish it.
I want to graduate from college. This class is a step in that direction.

You don’t have to love all the little steps needed to reach your goals, but if you keep what you want firmly in mind it helps with the motivation to push through and succeed.