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How Bad Do You Want It?

By on Jan 18, 2012

When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’ – Author Unknown

Once again, we’ve entered into a season of new beginnings, and we’re facing the same yearly traditions. Many people are reflecting. Some are letting go of things. And others are making plans to set resolutions and bring about positive change into their everyday lives.

It’s great to set goals and resolutions for the future. But what happens if you slip off? What happens when things don’t go the way you want them to? What happens when unexpected obstacles come along the way? Do you forfeit your resolutions until next year?

These are all questions that we should ask ourselves. But what’s more important, are the answers we come up with.

How bad do you want it?

You see, there’s nothing wrong with setting a resolution.

But the trick is to be persistent and disciplined enough to keep on keepin’ on when the goin’ gets tough. If an unexpected challenge poses a threat, that’s okay. Don’t let that keep you from making remarkable accomplishments. Be persistent; keep pressing forward with the end result in mind.

I heard a wise person say, “If you want it bad enough, you’ll get it.” This poses another question. The question I’m asking you is: How bad do you want it?

If you want it bad enough, you’ll let nothing stop you. If you want it bad enough, you’ll defy all odds.

Know today that you’re equipped, empowered, and strengthened to do anything you set your mind to do. If an obstacle or setback arises right now, don’t wait until the 2013 circles around before you start again. Instead, pick it back up the next day. If you stumble on the next day, pick it up again the day after.

The key

Maybe you want to lose weight and get in shape this year.

If a two or three week gap goes by and you stumble on your diet and exercise, that’s okay. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It simply means you’ve faced opposition along the way. Simply pick it up again at the next opportune time.

But be disciplined enough to push yourself and not settle for excuses.

Maybe you want to start a business. If you face a few closed doors and things don’t add up, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. No, that’s an opportunity for you to exercise what I like to call “stick-to-it-tiveness.” That means you’re persistent, determined and dedicated to keep at it until you persevere.

In life, there will always be opposition. The key is to be determined.

Don’t let a setback keep you from your God-given destiny. Don’t allow disadvantages or challenges cause you to throw in the towel.

Instead, be persistent and take faith-filled actions, and you’ll see positive change happen as you charge forth on your journey of life!

I’d love to hear from you. What are some resolutions that you plan on executing in this New Year? Share in Comments below! Reading by email? Visit the blog to leave your resolution!

Jarrod Clark is the author and founder of where he provides inspirational messages for maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. He writes from a place of life experiences, trials he's faced, and failures and successes that he's encountered, and uses the inspiration obtained during those storms and shares it with you.