Thanksgiving Sunday is hardly the day to talk about keeping hungry. If you’re like me, you’ve had three days of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pies, plus all the weird side dishes that your mother served and that you hated growing up but now can’t do without. You’re probably sitting in front of a TV, watching the umpteenth football game of the weekend, in a near comatose state with your hand idly swimming in an empty potato chip big. Hungry? You’re convinced you don’t need to eat until Christmas…..wait, are those chocolate covered pretzels in that tin over there?
But, as we approach the end of this year and the beginning of another, it pays us to be hungry. Being hungry forces you to be alert, to be dissatisfied with the way things are and to search for ways to reach your goals. Hunger feeds desire and its energy fuels innovation.
If we remain stuffed and satisfied with ourselves and the way things are, we run the risk of losing to a faster, more agile and hungrier competition, who will be chewing our legs out from under us before we have a chance to get off the sofa.
So, pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments and be grateful for all that has been given to you. Then, step back from the table, pause, and think about your goals that you have yet to achieve. Let the hunger for those goals begin to gnaw at you and you will have a new sense of awareness of how to achieve them and the commitment to actually get things done.