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Doing What You Want to Do | Motivational Podcasts

January 30, 2020

Listen to episode 445 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Doing What You Want to Do | Motivational Podcasts. Edited and adapted from Getting a Start: First Aids to Success by Nathaniel C. Fowler.

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Today’s reading was edited and adapted from Getting a Start: First Aids to Success by Nathaniel C. Fowler, published in 1915.

To feel the flush of success is to do what you most want to do, and what you can best do. Unless you can do well what you want to do, the fullness of result is impossible. Conversely, unless you want to do what you can do well, a small result is likely to follow.

While what you want to do appears to be subordinate to what you can do, so much do I believe in the assistance of co-operation and the value of desire, that I would place "want to do" ahead of "can do."

I would advise you, first to consider what you want to do, and then determine whether or not you can do it. If you find that what you want to do you cannot do well, then make no attempt in that direction and choose something else which you want to do, and continue the process until what you want to do and what you can do connect. But, in the meantime, don't loaf around. Do something, even if you don't want to do it. Keep busy.