On a scale of 1-7, 7 being most, how would you rate your level of desire at it relates to manifesting your ultimate dream? Is it a ‘like to have’ or ‘must have’? Watch this short video and give yourself an honest rating. This is what makes or breaks people’s dreams. I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold ( 3:00 )

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Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

19 thoughts on “How Bad Do You Want It?”

  1. Hi, first time on Steve’s site and love reading all the comments on Steve’s question “How bad do you want it” many super expressions and angels on this topic. I myself have very little experience on public speaking but love talk to groups of people on social and economical issues. When I hear the question how bad do I want it , that makes me think , how bad do I want to it , speaking on issues that is . I guess it’s like a value to me, that the way I measure it. What would I give up for it, how much time do I sacrifice for it and what I’m I prepared to do to get there. Yes that how I know how bad I want it. Thanks Steve and all of you for your nourishing comments as goals are like values in our lives we protect them we nurture them and they act like building blocks , stepping stones to our dreams.

  2. When I want something small I get a giddy kind of internal yearning for it. Maybe I get an idea I want a video camera to help me hone my speaking style…something I just did. I get excited and I can’t wait for it.

    For the dream of speaking I take it to the next level…the level of scheming, planning and working that plan. Many have encouraged me to “go pro” already…but I don’t want to dirty the water with a poor attempt. I am working feverishly on my book…my CD’s and my DVD’s. I have a publisher and even a video editor lined up to polish what I do for those.

    I spent time researching, not to see if what I have to say is right…I know it is right, but rather to make sure I know what has been said and why. I know I have a unique take on this. I know I am one of the best speakers in this area…but that isn’t quite good enough yet. I know I can be better.

    Does that mean I will keep practicing and honing forever…NO..I have a deadline to start this and it isn’t a long time from now. Originally I gave myself 5 years to get my message and skills in order…I am way ahead of schedule.

    How do you know you want it bad? Not because it makes you feel like you did as a kid at Christmas…but when you are willing…no anxious to put in the time and effort and you are cold about it…like nothing but nothing will get in my way, nothing!

  3. Thank you all for your comments. Anna is right, too often we think about what impact on my surrounding will my decision have. Usually it very little, however it is very significant on ourself.

  4. I think it’s very critical to want your vision really bad. If you dont want it that bad then it means that, that vision is probably not the best one for you since it doesn’t give you that spark.
    I say we have to choose a vision we really want, a value adding one is the best, then lock into it with everything we have…. After all why not??? Since we are only here on earth for a short period of time, let’s amaze ourselves and see what we are made of.
    Thanks for sharing that question steve, and thanks to everyone else for all the insightful comments.

  5. You want it bad enough when you don’t have to remind yourself to think about “IT” and all your ducks line up around “IT” naturally every day.

  6. How bad do you want it? Good question. For me: Obsessive want and desire with a small dose of rest. scale of 1-7….6.95 because after a few weeks I just have to rest for a night. Is it healthy to be a 7 all the time? That said, if you woke me up in the middle of the night from a deep sleep and asked me my vision, I would say “to fill the Hilton Waikoloa Resort with every person I have help make financially independent!” So obsessive, yes. Committed, yes. Do I know in my gut that I will accomplish? Yes. But do I want to be a level 7 all the time, or can I be a 6.95 and still get it? In other words, coud you ever want it too much?

  7. Steve: Great message! If it doesn’t hit home, then maybe the person listening to your video needs a different, more passionate dream and goal to pursue. And how many people don’t even feel the power of what you are saying in this. Thanks!

  8. I have learned that there is no such thing as being comfortable while I’m trying to achieve success. Even now, we have some creditors calling, but oh well! I’m trying to achieve something great.

  9. There is only one inspirational quote that sums this up perfectly. “For those with wings, fly to your dreams”

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