If you do not want something out of your training, then what are you doing it for? Is there any motivation in not wanting anything? Your wants are the carrot at the end of your stick; they are designed to get you moving.
The problem with wants is that they are usually outcome related goals. This means that either you get them or you don't, and what typically happens is that we see that our wants are not getting to us quick enough, and we stop chasing.
Wants are a powerful tool in getting us up and moving, but also have the ability to stop us from continuing when they are not set in a structured and motivating environment. Knowing what you want is not enough on its own to create motivation. Think over a past goal that you did not achieve. You most likely did not get it because it was out of your control or because you did not have a plan on how to get it.
The simple solution to this is to form a plan of action. This may allow you to train any way you want and still give your efforts direction and intensity.
About the author: Mark Moore is the Masters coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores and was the 2003 SPMA Coach of the Year. Coach Mark is an ASCA level 4 swimming coach.