How bad do you want to achieve your goals?

This is the most important question you can ask yourself.

Every time you’ve had a success, and every time you’ve made steps forward, it’s because you’ve asked yourself this question.

It may not have been a conscious decision, but every time you win, you’ve asked yourself “How bad do I want my goals?”

And you answered: Bad enough that I’m willing to fight for it.

Bad enough that I’m willing to sacrifice everything. Bad enough to pour my blood, sweat and tears into this thing.

I want you to take a second. Close your eyes, and remember the goals you set for 2017.

Yup. Those. Has it been awhile since you’ve thought about them?

If so, you’re not alone. It’s so easy to lose sight of want you want. Life is busy, full of obstacles, and full of things standing in between you and the life that you want.

But it’s not too late to stop making excuses.

Think of your heroes, the people who have crafted beautiful lives for themselves. Every day, they have to ask themselves, “how bad do I want my goals?” and every day, they have to answer that question.

Life is about choices. I’m talking about throwing out those lifeless tactics that you’ve been using that don’t get you any closer to what you want. I’m talking about standing up, putting on your jogging shoes, and leaving the house. I’m talking about telling other people your goals and asking them to keep you accountable.

It’s so easy to blame others for our failures. It’s so easy to blame our circumstances.

I’ll let you in on something.

My job requires me to make a lot of phone calls. And you know what?

Sometimes when I’m tired, making calls is honestly the last thing I want to do.

It’s so very tempting to say, “I’ve been so busy lately, I’ve been so tired, things have been so intense – I just can’t make these calls.”

But you see what I did there?

I placed the responsibility on my circumstances, when I should’ve owned up to my responsibilities and commitments, and owned up to my own hand in my success.

And you do too.

So think about the visions and resolutions you had for this year. Mull over them in your mind. Imagine yourself working hard to bring them into reality every day.

And ask yourself again, “How bad do I want this?”

If your answer is “Bad enough that I’m willing to fight,” I might just have the perfect opportunity for you.