How Bad Do You Want It? How Bad Do You Need It? What is “It”?

During the course of our lives we want certain things.  We need certain things.  Depending upon our age, stage of life. current conditions, and priorities we become aware that something is missing or a next step is beckoning

Upon recognizing that there is a need or want to be fulfilled, a person then has to make a decision to go after it – or not to.  If the answer is yes, then a commitment is necessary.

Commitments are one thing, follow through is another. Some people have a greater capacity to carry through then others.  There are three types of people related to getting it accomplished:

1. Those that make it happen.

2. Those that watch it happen.

3. Those that wonder, what the heck happened?

What about you?  What type are you?


Do you have a NEED or WANT that is calling you to action?  It may be something to start, finish or stop doing.  The list could include something physical, material, athletic, emotional, spiritual, financial, academic, career change, a hobby, etc…


Tim McGraw has the song entitled in the headline of this article. His lyrics say:

“How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?

Are you eatin’, sleepin’, dreamin’ with that one thing on your mind?

How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?

‘cause if you want it all you’ve got to lay it all out on the line

…Can you feel it? Can you taste it?  Can you hear it? Knockin’ at your door.

There’s always a price you pay, no matter what you do.

If you’re going to climb that mountain to the top, it always
comes down to

How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?”


A. Are you the lazy type who doesn’t “walk the talk”?

B. Are you the driven type that will pay any price to just “git er done”?

C. Are you the type that goes after that next  NEED or WANT in a deliberate balanced manner, seeing where it fits in with the rest of your priorities?


Know your needs.  Know your wants.  Know what commitment and capacity you have to make it happen.  Find it, choose it, grab it – GO!

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