Wanting and Deciding

Apparently, there is a distinction between wanting to do something and deciding to do something.

I thought that they were one and the same. The desire to me, was linked to the decision. I made the leap that if you wanted to do something, well…. you would decide to do it. But a wise ol’ soul just clarified it for me.

Wanting to do something just signifies that you are interested in doing it. But it is not a commitment. Not enough of a commitment.
A decision is different. It is more than a desire to do something. It’s a solidification of that desire. It has resulted in a commitment and action.
And I think that makes sense. How many times have you decided to do something only to find you don’t do it in the end?

Why – because you wanted to do something but you hadn’t decided to do it.

Wanting to do something doesn’t mean that you are going to do it.
Deciding to do means that you will.

About rowena morais

Media Communications and Editorial Specialist. With my strong professional network of contacts, I help individuals and organisations, particularly those within Human Resource and Technology, strengthen their skill-base and brand through compelling writing, beautiful design, content marketing and publishing. Let's talk.

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