Your Desires Are Not Wrong


The new year brings the opportunity to reflect on what we want out of life and to clarify our intentions for the year.

Unfortunately, the majority of those good intentions will be abandoned long before progress is visible. Why?

Because we’ve been taught that our desires are wrong; that it’s selfish to want more.

When we do share our dreams, we’re often made to feel naïve for thinking something else is possible for us. We’re told to get our heads out of the clouds.

That advice is meant to protect us from feeling disappointed or, more often than not, to keep others from feeling threatened by our dreams.  But, in truth, this thinking actually blocks us from the happiness and impact that we’re meant for.

I stand for every woman to get what she desires. It is not wrong to have dreams and desires. They are YOURS for a reason! And you wouldn’t have them unless you had the potential to fulfill them.

What’s more, you deserve to fill them!  No person has any more entitlement than you to fulfill their dreams.  You are just as worthy as every other woman.

In fact, when you see someone else having, doing or being what you desire and you feel that pang of jealousy, it is your soul’s recognition that it is possible for you too!

Jack Canfield has been quoted as saying, “You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it.”  Wallace Wattles, author of the Science of Getting Rich, writes, “…desire is possibility seeking expression.”

So as we embrace 2017 and all it has to offer, make this year THE year that you make yourself and your desires a priority. Because when you look back on your life one day, you’ll only regret the things you haven’t done and the dreams you didn’t realize.

Heather Petherick is a master success coach for high potential business leaders, having established her private coaching practice in 2007. Since then, she’s coached hundreds of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe to overcome the mindset traps that keep them playing small so that they can realize their potential and create the impact they’re meant for. Her areas of speciality are: • Mindset • Confidence • Communication • Speed of Implementation Her clients include corporate rising stars at WestJet, Agrium, Suncor Energy, Manulife Bank, TD, Royal Bank of Canada, KMPG and PepsiCo International as well as big-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world. She has been featured as a career and success expert with Women Engineering The Future, The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Living Magazine and Chatelaine magazine. Heather’s journey from growing up on a humble sheep farm on the prairies of western Canada to building a global coaching business have lent to her signature coaching style that combines both wit and humility, style and business savvy. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her husband and two children.

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