Just A Reminder: How Bad Do You Want It?


Have you ever wanted something so bad that you could taste it? If you don’t know the feeling then I certainly hope you’ll get there quick. We all say that we want certain things out of our lives and make big goals for ourselves, but how often do we really follow through?

With New Year’s coming upon us soon, many of you may already be considering resolutions and plans to make 2015 the best year you’ve ever had. All of this is wonderful to reach towards, but first you must ask yourself if you really have the drive that it takes to make it.

Merriam-Webster defines want as “to have a strong desire for.” Oftentimes when we say we want things, it is the strong part of the definition that is missing. When you have a strong desire for something, you will go after it with everything that you have. And when you do, you will succeed in your own right. Sometimes we think success lies in winning, changing someone else’s mind, or securing that which you were reaching for. But even if you don’t get the promotion, the new car, the new house, or lose the last five pounds, your success is present in your drive. So even if you don’t receive the results you had hoped for, you can be confident in knowing you gave it your all.

Sure, that sounds second rate, and some would argue that what I’ve just described isn’t success. But when it’s all said and done, even when things don’t work out the way I may like for them to, I can feel proud and content if I know that I sincerely gave it my best. If I half-stepped or didn’t really try at all, I’d be lucky if it worked out and if it didn’t, I can only be upset with myself.

When you really want something, you’ll do whatever it takes to obtain it. If it means getting up earlier even though you’re not a morning person, staying up late even though you’re fighting sleep, skipping out on social events, staying an extra hour or two, arriving before everyone else does just to be prepared, studying harder, or praying longer, guess what?

You’ll do it.

Because when you really want something, you don’t make excuses. You stand up, you get up, you show up, and you never quit. You don’t back down. You don’t run. You don’t hide.

Instead of being nonchalant and procrastinating, all of a sudden you become fervent, determined, and focused. You make yourself do the work because you see what’s on the other side and it’s so much better than where you are now.

So don’t wait until 11:59 PM on December 31st to decide you finally want to make a change.

Now is waiting for you.

Just a reminder,

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