Kinda Wanting Something Gets You Kinda Results

You have to want it bad

Kinda Wanting Something Gets You Kinda ResultsYou have to want it bad

You have to want it bad

This is about really wanting something.

And that is much harder than it sounds. You see, everyone says they want to be successful. But only a fraction of society is willing to do what it takes.

The single biggest reason that people fail:

They don’t want it bad enough.

Most people have a lot of trouble motivating themselves. Then again, most people are not wildly “successful” (however you define it). In fact, most people do not even know what it takes to get to success. And are far from prepared for embarking on a mission to get there.

The irrational, latest trend in business is to become an entrepreneur! A couple of whiteboards and a document in Delaware and you are open for business. Hell, in just a couple months you could raise millions!

News flash — it is not easy. In fact, it is really really hard. It’s like a climbing the tallest mountain in the world. So you have to do everything you can to stack the deck in your favor. And people are more than willing to help you — but the harsh truth is that no one will ever give a bigger shit about your business, your baby, than you. So it takes a cold hard look in the mirror to find ask your self the intellectually challenging question:

“How bad do you want it?”

This reminds me of a quote from the incredible motivator Eric Thomas:

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

I don’t know how many of you have asthma today, but if you ever had an asthma attack before and you’re S.O.B. — you’ve got shortness of breath — and you’re wheezing, the only thing you’re trying to do is get some air. You don’t care about no basketball game. You don’t care what’s on TV. You don’t care about no body calling you. You don’t care about a party. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air. That’s it. And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.

I am here to tell you Number #1, most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad. You just kind of want it. You don’t want it badder than you want to party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep. Some of you want sleep more than you want success. And I’m here to tell you today that if you want to be successful you got to be willing to give up sleep.

TL;DR — you got to really want it.

It is really easy to read this and watch some motivational videos — but at the end of the day it comes down to you and you only.

It is really easy to kinda want it.

I challenge you to find something — ANYTHING — you really want and go out and get it.

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Tagged in Startup, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work

By jordangonen on May 8, 2016.

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