If you want something, do what it takes to get it

Courtesy of meloses

Courtesy of meloses

I challenge you all to begin working today to make one of your dreams, no matter how big or small, a reality.

Too often, I find myself saying to people, “If you want to do that, why don’t you try?” How many of us have fanciful dreams of being a rockstar singer, going skydiving, learning a foreign language, dating that dream girl/guy, or something else that we just haven’t yet done? I bet you do.

Do you wish something were real instead of working to make it a reality? Do you fantasize about finally going to Italy, but are just too broke to do it? Stop wishing it were true and make your plans. Maybe if you actually pick a departure date and map out your trip, you’ll feel sufficient motivation to actually save money and then really go when the time comes. Is this something you could do?

How do you think Lance Armstrong is preparing for his return to cycling? He, like every other athlete, has picked a day by which he has to be ready, and now, the clock is ticking. He can either sit back and wish he was already in race shape, or he can get out there and work to make it a reality. You should too.

Pick something attainable, but important, and go for it. I always do. You should too.

7 thoughts on “If you want something, do what it takes to get it

  1. Eric – you are obviously a very driven individual and the world needs more like you. Goals are great – especially when written and gone over daily. It is amazing what anyone can accomplish when they know what they want and they want it bad enough.

    I still want to see your band and am wondering how cool it must feel to be on stage …

  2. Eric – you are obviously a very driven individual and the world needs more like you. Goals are great – especially when written and gone over daily. It is amazing what anyone can accomplish when they know what they want and they want it bad enough.

    I still want to see your band and am wondering how cool it must feel to be on stage …

  3. Thanks, Joe. That means a lot coming from someone, who has taken on a number of successful projects. I know you wear so many hats that it must get confusing now and then, but it’s inspiring to see your dedication. :-)

    Not sure if I’ll be doing any shows with the band before the end of the year since it’s holiday party season, so they’re doing a paired (sp?) down lineup at the moment. It’s definitely fun though. . . weird how the nervousness goes away with time, but it continues to feel awesome to play for others.

    Thanks, Joe.

  4. Thanks, Joe. That means a lot coming from someone, who has taken on a number of successful projects. I know you wear so many hats that it must get confusing now and then, but it’s inspiring to see your dedication. :-)

    Not sure if I’ll be doing any shows with the band before the end of the year since it’s holiday party season, so they’re doing a paired (sp?) down lineup at the moment. It’s definitely fun though. . . weird how the nervousness goes away with time, but it continues to feel awesome to play for others.

    Thanks, Joe.

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