"How Bad Do You Want It"

Before you read any further, I am forcing you to watch this video first. If you can’t watch the video right now for whatever reason, come back at another time when you can. Seriously.

How many people do you know that want to succeed? I mean really want to succeed as in the definition of success in this video. People that are willing to make every sacrifice necessary in order to succeed - partying, relaxing, hanging out, watching TV, sleeping, everything.

Up until recently, I did not personally know any.

I thought I wanted to succeed. I worked a lot. Made some sacrifices. But I could never honestly tell myself this statement:

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful."

Behold the power of video. I have watched this video every morning this week as soon as I wake up. And I keep asking myself, “Do you want this as bad as you want to breathe?”

I have recently met two people that live this every day. One is Reece Pacheco, CEO of shelby.tv (where I discovered this video). And the other is Joe Yevoli, CEO of Homefield. They are both working on really exciting startups in NYC, but more importantly, they both have this passion, this energy, this commitment that I have never seen before.

One way or another, five years from now you are going to see these guys on top, because they have eliminated all other possible outcomes from their reality. I need to surround myself with more people like them in order to ensure I have done the same.

"I’ve got the opportunity to make a dream become reality."


Update: I had to add this - can’t even make this stuff up. I was just talking to my roommate at 8am in the kitchen and said, “My knee is hurting from sitting in my chair for too long.”

His response, “Try sleeping more”

I just looked at him with a smile and said, “No thanks.”