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The grade of your zeal has a role to play in the formation of your habits. The higher the grade of your zeal in any endeavor, the easier it is for you to form habits that support that endeavor. Likewise, if you have little or no zeal in an endeavor, the more difficult it’ll be for you to form new habits in that endeavor.

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The battle to succeed is always at the beginning of you putting your willpower into use. In our journey to master self and take back our destiny, understanding of our habits is vital. How are habits formed?

Habits are formed when thoughts enter our minds repeatedly and we accept these thoughts and act upon them. The thought can be either good or bad. As I earlier mentioned, the grade of your zeal determines how easy or challenging it will be for you to form that habit.

This is how the grade of your zeal affects your success rate


There is a strong relationship between the grade of your zeal and the rate with which you succeed in any endeavor. Let’s look at the case of one who has an examination to sit for and understands that he needs to excel in that examination. If he has a limited time to study for that exam, he needs to form a new reading habit.

Before forming this new reading habit he must have weighed the benefits that will come to him if he excels in that examination. Several benefits may come into his mind from excelling in the examination. These possible benefits include but are not limited to the following:
1) To gain self-respect
2) Gather more relevant information or
3) To develop himself

These possible benefits he will gain from doing well in the examination are actually motivating factors that propels him to choose a reading program which in his thought will help him achieve any or all the benefits he has listed. The possible benefits generate the zeal in him to willingly follow through with his reading program without compulsion.
Bear in mind that the books he needs to read to excel in the examination may not be interesting but the zeal to achieve the possible benefit(s) will motivate him to apply different methods possible so as to understand the books he has to read.

Some of the different methods he may apply in order to understand the book(s) may include; reading and re-reading the book(s) or he may engage in a group reading with friends who widen his horizon because they share different perspectives about the book(s). These different perspectives help him understand what the main topic is. Following this process, a new habit is formed.

Desire it and you can achieve it


To achieve your desire, you will have to repeatedly practice actions that favor your desire until those actions become spontaneous. The persistence in these actions and the grade of your zeal will determine if you will succeed in achieving that which you so desire.

Finally, that which you desire can be gotten when you acquire new habits that lead towards that desire. Therefore, desire is the starting point in the journey to success.

Join the community of those who recharge their minds and live their dream. Remember, your mind is like a battery, you either recharge it or it will run down and go flat.

Charles is the Co-Founder and CEO of ONWUGBENE.COM LTD. This company provides educational resources and designs training programs for committed forex traders. He is the author of the inspirational eBook: Purpose and Habits. He aims to help you find inspiration to succeed in business and in life's endeavor.

Comments(10)

  1. Charles,

    I love how your article breaks down these specific habits and actions of recharging to pass a test. It is like the mind.

    As a reader, I understand the innate desire to fuel my dreams, targets, and goals in life. Help comes from outside only if you start working on your state of being. It all starts within.

    Mankind has thrived and will keep thriving from motivation.
    Today, professionals know that this has surpassed the traditional Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Self-esteem is not enough. Climb up the ladder past self-actualization and see how motivation is the zest of life. It becomes a magnet when personal effort meets the correct recharge point.

    Now, I am off to recharge my battery to power up the lion within.

    I have queued to tweet.

      • Charles Onwugbene

      • 9 months ago

      Thank you, Emma, for reading my post. Success begins with taking stock of your habits. Strengthen those that support your goals and do away with every other habit that does not. If need be, form new habits to fortify existing ones and off you go. Persistence and your willpower help you face temporary setbacks. it is a process of activating the power of belief. I am glad your mind is recharged. Thank you for your time. Regards.

    • Adel Hafez

    • 9 months ago

    Leadership have a lot of factors to find your way to Success and achieve goals. I think this article illustrate one of the most important factor of them. Really I love it.. Many Thanks Charles.

      • Charles Onwugbene

      • 9 months ago

      Thank you, Adel. Success begins in the mind and understanding habits is vital to success. I am glad you found it useful. Thank you.

  2. Finally, that which you desire can be gotten when you acquire new habits that lead towards that desire. Therefore, desire is the starting point in the journey to success. So true. Your positive energy and desire increases your abilities–in leadership, in relationships, goals–everything. Persistence and resilience come with zeal and effort combined.

      • Charles Onwugbene

      • 9 months ago

      Thank you, dana. I couldn’t agree more with you; persistence and resilience are offsprings of zeal and are needed to succeed. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Cheers

    • Ankita Saha

    • 6 months ago

    Charles, This was a great read! I love the statement: grade of your zeal affects your success rate! And yes, the desire to grow is all you need! The rest of it happens as we go along.

      • Charles Onwugbene

      • 6 months ago

      Thank you for spending time on my blog. I appreciate. There is a reason why people succeed, it is not accidental. I wish you success and happiness in all that you do. Great blog you’ve got. Regards

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