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Seek & Ye Shall Find - But only if you want it reeeeeeeally badly

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 23, 2011
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I am going to make the following bold assertion: If there is anything in this lifetime that you want, you absolutely positively can get it. IF you want it badly enough.

Now, of course, I am talking about things that are somewhat realistic. You just might not become the Pope, no matter how much you would like to. And maybe, if you are 96 years old, you won't master the 4-minute mile. But for most of us, it is totally possible for us to achieve exactly what we want.


Walt Disney asked hundreds of people for the money to finance Disneyland before one of them said yes. He found the help he needed because he wanted it reeeeeally badly.

Lucille Ball was told by teachers in acting school that she had no talent and should give up the business. She ignored their advice and kept at it because she wanted it reeeeeally badly.

Jackie Nink Pflug was a passenger on the Egypt Air Flight that was hijacked en route from Athens to Cairo in 1985. She was shot in the head, thrown onto the tarmac and lay there for 5 hours, presumed dead. Later rescued, it was determined that her severe head injury had left her with epilepsy, limited vision, learning and speech disabilities. Doctors told her she would never read beyond a third-grade level, drive a car or teach again. She went on to become one of the most sought after, inspirational, powerful, professional speakers I have ever seen. And she did so because she wanted it reeeeeally badly.

I was told, after the break up of my 15-year relationship (at age 46), that I would never be able to financially take care of myself and wouldn't even be able to pay the real estate taxes on my house. I went on (in six short years) to publish a book, a best selling audio program, over 75 articles in national publications, receive numerous awards, become a professional keynote speaker AND pay the real estate taxes on my house because... I wanted it really, really, really badly.

  • If you have a strong enough WHY you truly can:
  • Move mountains Find answers when others would have long given up
  • Persevere when you feel too tired to continue
  • Inspire others to want to help you
  • Motivate yourself in a heartbeat just by focusing on that "why"

So here's your job. Think of one thing that you want passionately. Then list all the reasons why you want it and why your life will be so amazingly fabulous when you get it. Actually write these things down. Then, each and every morning, read your list. As you read it, visualize your life with these things as a reality. See them, feel what it will feel like when you achieve them. Experience the pride, the joy, the self-respect. Emotionally associate with each and every aspect of the picture. Laugh out loud! Sing for joy! Skip the light fantastic!

I assure you, no one will be able to stop you when you begin to take action. You will be so motivated by what you have seen and experienced and you will want it really, really, really badly.

You WILL achieve your goal.

Linda Larsen, CSP,humorist and motivational keynote speaker, brings entertaining, content-rich, hilarious and riveting presentations to conferences world-wide. She is passionate about helping people realize their fullest potential in every area of their lives andlive withwhat she calls, "Honker Happiness." Best-selling author of 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem audio program, 5 video programs and the critically acclaimed book, True Power. She can be reached at and 941-927-4700

About the Author

Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!

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