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How Bad Do You Want It?

Do you want what you want so much that you will get up in the lonely hours of the morning to work on it? Are you willing to stop hitting the snooze button on your life to have what you want?

Do you want it so badly that you will stay up late into the evening doing the work it takes to have what it is you want? Does your desire to get what you want keep you up at night?

Will you abandon the novelties and the distractions and invest your time and energy in moving towards what you really want instead? Are you willing to give it that kind of disciplined focus?

Are you willing to learn what you need to learn? Do you want it that bad enough to go back to square one and start over with a different knowledge base? Are you willing to unlearn?

Are you willing to scrap what you have always believed and try on new beliefs? Can you delete your self-limiting beliefs and replace them with an empowering set of beliefs that will support you getting what you really want?

Are you willing to ignore the cynics, the skeptics, and the critics who will do everything in the power to remind you that what you want isn’t worth fighting for, can’t be achieved, and even if it could be you wouldn’t be the one to achieve it?

Do you want what you want bad enough to do the things that make you uncomfortable? Are you willing to stretch yourself more than you have ever stretched yourself?

Are you prepared to fail visibly, embarrassingly, and gloriously and rise from the ashes to try again and again? Will you run through this cycle enough times to get what you want?

Are you really willing to pay the full price for what you want, whatever the price? Do you understand what that price is?

A single “no” answer to any of these questions means you don’t want it bad enough. Now how bad do you want it?

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  • Graham

    Not that badly.

    • S. Anthony Iannarino

      And nor shall you have it.

  • MarketingMiker

    Perfect timing for me on this post today Anthony!
    I had a 7.6 mile run this morning that I wanted to start at 615a for my half marathon training…and that alarm and I didn’t get along perfectly when I woke up. I sat for a minute and thought to myself “F it man get the hell up!”
    And I did…and I ran…and I was at work at 815 with a 8 mile workout already in ready to rock.
    I talked myself out of the snooze…cheers great post!

  • Leanne Hoagland-Smitgh

    Sometimes people do not know what truly motivates them. Understanding our internal motivations may help to propel us forward. Human beings are simultaneously simple and complex.

    Leanne Hoagland-Smith

  • Tim Mushey

    Great post Anthony! I really LOVED that one. I think it was a fantastic reality check for many of us. By the way, I love the new video that you posted on your main webpage! Awesome stuff…