and they will tell me "I want a good job, I want more money, I want a bigger house etc etc etc"
and I will say "no, that is what you want to see happen; what do you want to do?"
and, again, "I want to get a better job or have more freedom at work or be self-employed" or some variation on that theme
and, once more, I will say "that is what you want to see HAPPEN -- but you can't control what happens. You can only control what you focus on"
what they are describing is a possible RESULT of an action, it is not the action NECESSARY to make the result POSSIBLE
all action is, ultimately, an outgrowth of desire
even if that is "my bladder is full, I would like it to be less full" . . . therefore, finding a toilet or a tree is on my immediate list of things I need to DO
focusing on outcomes without a specific drive is too watered-down, it brings watered-down results
if you're in love, and the boy or girl you love is across town, waiting for you -- and it is raining or snowing or whatever, it doesn't matter
if you want to go -- you'll make the effort
if someone you don't care about says come over, well you would, but it's raining, so maybe later
this is kind of the secret (I think) to making things happen
when you're in love, you don't give a fuck if it's raining