“Apathy is the enemy. Invest enough that the penalty for looking the other way compels you to care. Potential loss usually motivates more than potential gain (though that may be the lens I see through).
The key to progress – whether discussing physical training or spiritual growth – is simple: you must want who or what you might become more than who you are or what you have right now. You must want what you can become enough to work and think your way out of being who you are right now.
The Buddha suggested that desire is the root of suffering. Krishnamurti figured it is man’s most precious possession, the flame of life. I say use it but don’t be enslaved by it. When you look in the mirror, recognizing who and what you are, and say, “I want to change” you are expressing desire. Do something with it. Fulfill it. ”
– Mark Twight