How Bad Do You Want It?

Is there something in your life that you have put off or wanted bad yet you’ve never been able to commit to it or achieve it? For me, it has been the goal of becoming an accomplished artist.

Over the last 12 years, I have had an on again off again relationship with creating art. If I am being honest with myself, I really just didn’t want it bad enough or for long enough. When everything lined up perfectly, I would dabble and sometimes even take it pretty serious. But when conditions weren’t perfect, when dedication or will power was required, I’d either quit or forget about it.

I have finally turned a corner. I have made several changes in my life to eliminate the doubt and recommit myself to my artistic development and goals.

Is there something you want and haven’t been able to obtain? If so, maybe its not because of circumstance, lack of ability, talent or resources. Like the past me, maybe you aren’t ready to do everything it means to truly pursuit it.

If you can’t read the quote below and say with 100% confidence that your ready, you might need to change a few things. In my case, I had to do some soul searching, evolve my personal philosophies and life goals. After doing so, I can now say with absolute confidence that I want it to become an artist bad enough to do anything and everything it takes to make it happen.

If you want something bad enough to go out and fight for it;

To work day and night for it;

To give up your time, your peace and your sleep for it;

If all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless without it;

If you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it, and lose all your terror of the opposition for it;

If you simply go after that thing you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity;

If neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body and brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want;

If dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, with the help of God, you will get it!

Les Brown