Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How bad do you want your dream?

My friends, I don't know about you but the road to your dream can be a crazy-thrilling ride. One minute you are on a high from a well-deserved victory and the next, you are questioning every move you make.

It's official, going for dream means a sacrifice, whether that be a sacrifice of sleep, TV or etc. Sometimes you have to sacrifice your routine. You have to step into the unknown.

The other day I went to nab some sushi with Jameses, we tried everything from eel rolls (Yep, you read this right, eel) to an insanely good sweet potato roll. For some reason I was having a stressful morning. I vented about everything from lack of sleep, my latest college course and the novel that just won't leave me alone.

Jameses listened patiently. Sure, he stuffed his mouth with food while I rambled on and on but he listened nonetheless.

After five minutes, he stared me straight in the eye and he said, "How bad do you want your dream?"

I stopped my venting and nervously fidgeted with my silver chunky retro necklace. "Badly, why?"

He took a sip of lemon water, nearly chocked on a seed and said, "Stress means squat. Not when you want something bad enough."

His sentence has been on my mind all weekend. There are certain demands on your shoulders when you go for heart's desire. We all feel the stress of our dream but as Jameses said, the stress is nothing. Not when your hunger outweighs the demands. Focus on that thought because a beautiful life is around the bend.


Kristina Streeter said...

Very great thought to ponder Russo! Thanks for sharing it!

Donna Banta said...

Go for it Russo!

Sara B. Larson said...

So true--if you want it badly enough, you just keep going no matter what. You can do it!

shelly said...

That's a good way to look at it.

Maegan Langer said...

Smart guy, that Jameses.

William Kendall said...

That's a great mindset!

Janiel Miller said...

Definitely the way to look at things. It's so easy to make excuses instead. We can plow through things if we really want to. Thanks for the reminder!