How Bad Do You Want It?



How Bad Do You Want It?

How bad do you want it? When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
There was a young man who wanted to make a lot of money and be successful. Rather than keeping this to himself he decided to share his thoughts with his mentor. His mentor in response requested him to meet him at the beach the following day at 6 am. The young man eager to impress rocks up suited and booted at 6 am. His mentor looks him dead in the eyes and says: “How bad do you want to be successful”? His response: “Real Bad.”

The mentor takes him by the hand and walks him into the sea. Now, remember this young man is suited and booted and thinking to himself that the mentor has lost the plot. Knee high, waist high, chest high, neck high, they keep walking. The young man is of the mindset that the mentor is definitely crazy. He says to himself: “I came out here because I want to make money not become a lifeguard.”


It’s at this point that the mentor holds him under the water. The young man in a panic begins to fight to come up for air. Just before he gets to the point of passing out his mentor lifts him out of the water and says: I’ve got a question for you: “What was the one thing on your mind when you were struggling under the water?” “I wanted to breathe” replied the young man. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” Said the mentor.

I’m here today to remind you that the number one reason why the majority are not successful is that they don’t want it bad enough. When you speak to successful people and hear their back story, you’ll find out that there were major obstacles that they had to overcome, sacrifices they had to make. However, their desire, belief and expectation of themselves shone through their behaviour which said “I Will Succeed.”

 When you get to that place where you’re prepared to do what others don’t to have what others won’t, You Will be successful.

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