Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe?

As I was looking through some motivational videos on YouTube, I came across this particular lecturer who was offering words of advice to an audience. The one thing that he said that stood out the most is that “you have to want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe!”

This is one powerful statement for it says so much with so few words. Being able to breathe signifies life, living. But think about how it would feel to have that ability of breathing jeopardized. For example, think about being held under water, chocking on something and it clogging your airways, or think about having a pillow being held up against your face as you are gasping for air. In either of these particular moments one will think immediately and fight their hardest to regain their ability to breathe and have yet another chance at life. The same thought and fight processes that one puts into regaining their breath is the same effort one should put into their pursuit to success.

Many times most people just want to be successful without having to fight and put in the necessary work, time and dedication. They want the easy route, shortcuts. But as the YouTube lecturer said, “when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful.” One has to put forth constant, maximum effort as if their life depended on it when it comes to making your dreams of success a reality.

Moreover, as I have transitioned into this new phase of my professional education I have encountered some challenging obstacles. But as I learn to continue to trust God, adjust to the pressures at hand, as well as study my behind off, I know that my fight for breath will soon be a success. So as we all strive to become the successful women of the world ask yourself, am I fighting hard for my dreams with the same diligence as I am to breathe?