A friend of mine sent me this video, “How Bad Do You Want It” of Giavanni Ruffin, professional football player and what he did in his “off time” during the recently ended NFL lockout. The video montage was put to music and the inspirational words of Eric “The Hip Hop Preacher.” There are thousands of motivational videos like this out there, but this is one of the better ones I’ve come across. Powerful, but simple. I can watch it over and over and still get pumped up.
Success is something most of us say we dream about and desire in our lives. When it comes to putting in the time and energy, making the sacrifices and taking the risks to get to where we say we want to be, there exists a strict divide between those who achieve and those who let that dream fade for whatever reason. Making the cut takes passion, single-mindedness of intent, and the ability to sometimes trust in the power of irrationality. When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.