how bad do ya want it, whatever your “it” is? in my case, the “it” i have in mind is a career change that leads to a life change.
there’s an online business course that i was interested in last year that i believe would be very helpful, but i just did not have the money to enroll. it’s time to enroll for the 2014 session, and again i find myself without $2000 to spare. i learned they have a short window of time (less than a week!) where they accept youtube video submissions for a scholarship.
immediately, i thought i don’t have time to make a video in that kind of short time frame. i’ve never made a video. i don’t have a youtube channel. and probably 35 other rapid fire excuses.
it’s funny how we convince ourselves not to even bother.
…then i thought about how bad i want it. i’ve watched all the free videos about the program and read all about it several times over in the last year. i want this experience. i am willing to say i want it. i might not get the scholarship this year, but i will not miss the chance to try. i created a youtube channel. i wrote a script. practiced the script. i recorded myself in a video that i hope captures my enthusiasm–i think it took about 15 tries to record a decent version of the script. i uploaded the video with the required description and hash tags…and i have my fingers crossed.
how bad do i want it? bad enough to look like a goober on youtube, bad enough to take a risk.