If you want it bad enough and you truly believe…

I remember being a kid and hearing the whole “you can do anything you set your mind to” spiel. There were songs about it, Disney movies on the concept and of course your parents and teachers would preach it over and over, so is it true? Can you REALLY do anything you set your mind to?

As adults we become jaded and we begin to think that we were only told those things to keep us hopeful and hard working.

I remember being a a child, standing in front of the TV watching a Maddona music video. I was captivated and inspired. I thought to myself “I want to do that when i grow up”! As I got older I thought this meant I wanted to be a famous singer so I sang in choir but I was also drawn to all things performance.

I did beauty pageants as a teen, acted in a play, joined the marching band as a colorguard member… I preformed my little heart out! As an adult I have stopped singing (except for on car rides) and I am not a famous singer so did I just not want it bad enough or what?

My theory is that we can achieve greatness when we set our minds to it. Notice how it didn’t say we can achieve anything we set our mind to? Sometimes the thing we have our mind set on is not really what we want or it is not what will best fulfill us. The universe (or insert what/ who you believe in here) knows this.

Interestingly enough I am fulfilled in my job despite not ending up a famous singer so do you think my idea of what I wanted was skewed as a kid? I am now a dance teacher/ choreographer who loves seeing my students achieve and grow. Perhaps I wanted to inspire others through performance and was just too young to know that. Isn’t that what the Maddona video did for me?

I absolutely believe that anyone can achieve greatness when they are committed. I know N is moving forward in his career and that we will be okay because we are committed to making our future happen. I also know that things don’t always work out the way you think they should, they work out they way they are meant to be!

So, N is getting on a plane and flying to Evansville right now and in a day or so we will have a better idea of what this universe has in store for us but I know it is going to be amazing, whatever it is.

Do you believe in the idea that thoughts influence our reality and can anyone can achieve greatness when they are 100% committed? What are your thoughts?

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8 thoughts on “If you want it bad enough and you truly believe…

  1. I love Witchypoo’s point. Very true. And yes, I believe it, but it may not be the greatness that was expected. So, be ever hopeful and ever watchful. 🙂

  2. This was so uplifting for me to read! I agree with you 100% and know this in my mind, but it is believing it with my heart, having faith, and LIVING IT DAILY. I struggle with letting go, but I know I am deceiving myself when I think that I have any control to begin with… I don’t mean to ramble, but thank you for pointing all of this out to me today. I also LOVE what witchypoo said!

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  3. Um, I am not sure. It is true that determination and a positive mindset will get you a long way, but I do think some people set their mind on something and then pursue life wearing blinkers, missing out on lots of things that would actually make them happy because they only have their goal in mind.

    I think that life is about having aims/goals/ambitions but also about constantly reviewing them and making sure you see them in their full context ie as just part of life.

    Interesting and thought-provoking post!

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  4. What if success is what you defined as failure? Should I define myself as a failure because I didn’t become a great singer (yes, that was my goal. Opera, no less.)

    Or should I define myself as a success because I raised three wonderful children who have succeeded beyond all my expectations?

    I think I’ll call it a draw. I succeeded at what I thought I would be incompetent at (and I’m still not convinced that it wasn’t the stork making three “wrong address” deliveries) and I did not succeed where *I* thought I had talent?

    I have had many successes in my life if I choose to look at them that way. Fame and Fortune are not necessary to success.

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