How Bad Do You Want It?

  • Sumo

When you are working towards living your dream and things seem overwhelming or you are scared to follow through on an action I have one question for you:

How bad do you want it?

This question is my trump card. When I start to doubt myself I ask myself this question. When I’m worried about if I should follow up with a restaurant to hire me as their magician I ask myself this question. When I feel nervous about an upcoming performance I ask myself “how bad do I want this?”

Use the question with balance. I make sure I remember to pay attention and listen to people I am interacting with or performing for. With a question like this if you are not careful you could let your passion overwhelm and suffocate the individuals you hope to entertain or do business with. Don’t be the brute who barges in on people because you want something so badly.

On the other hand, it’s a reality check. If you’re not following through to get where you want to be, maybe you don’t want it bad enough. Maybe you should just settle for bebopping through a humdrum life. But if you feel pain from not living out your dream, then you might want it bad enough.

How bad do you want it?

You have to arrive at a place where you have a settled conviction to do what it takes to achieve your dream. It’s more painful not to do it than to do it.

I hope you go for it.