Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How bad do you want it?

I recently found the most wonderful blog which is written by an incredible photographer; Alex Beadon. Whilstsearching through her archives I came across this video and it has stopped mein my tracks and really made me think. I keep saying ‘I want to do this, I wantto achieve that’ but I'm starting to realise that I don't want it bad enough.How many hours am I wasting on Facebook, rubbish TV and blobbing on the couchevery day? If I really wanted to be successful then I would be spending everysingle moment free that I have working towards my goal.

I consider myself to be anexception to the Gen Y ‘epidemic’ where people my age expect to have jobs, successand everything else just handed to them on a silver platter. [Please take into account I know this is avast generalisation and realise that there are a lot of exceptions but staywith me on this one] I am beginning to wonder though; if I am not theexception I thought I was. I want to be successful and I want to enjoy what Ido for a living but sitting on the couch, expecting it to materialise while Ido nothing to help myself puts me right back with the rest of Gen Y. Do Ireally expect to get something for nothing? Logically no, but subconsciously Ithink I do.

This video has been a bit of ablessing in disguise. I am going to go back to the drawing board and ask myselfsome hard questions. I don’t expect the answers to come straight away or evenmake a lot of sense to begin with. It’s about being brutally honest with myselfand working out what I am willing to sacrifice to get to where I want to be.

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

Rhiannon xxx

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. I give myself so many projects and things to do that sometimes I get so distracted I don't know which ones I should concentrate on to reach my "success".

    It doesn't matter what you define success as. Success means different things to different people but how you define success to yourself is what you should try and aim for.

    I make goals, but I have a million unfinished projects. If I focused on finishing everything I started, I'd probably be successful.