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Tell Me What You Want

Posted on Friday, 1st April 2016

This is not a tale about the Spice Girls, that one is for another time.

I read an interesting article about dedication the other day. The author tackled how people obtain their dreams from a different perspective.

To measure if you want to achieve something, ask yourself how much pain are you prepared to take?

When you think about it, it is a very sensible approach.

If you want to be in love, are you prepared for all that it entails. To get the high of love and a relationship you have to open yourself up to the possibility of pain, heartache and rejection.

To run a marathon it entails dedication, early mornings, sacrifice, diet change and it affects everyone around you. Or do you just fancy a medal?

Mine is that I would like to write a novel, but do I really? I just cannot want it enough as I have never got started. Finding excuses for anything is the easiest game in the world. These can translate to novels, diet, marathon training.

Too busy at work, no time, the list can go on and on.

With the new Top Gear presenters being announced, one name may have slipped under the radar. Chris Harris.

A motoring journalist of some repute, he decided to leave his comfortable job and go freelance. Brave but not earth shattering, it happens.

What I really admire though is he set up his own You Tube channel, funded the film crew, insurances (not inconsiderable sums) and made his own car videos.

There was no charge to watch, and no guarantee of income or recognition.

Just self-belief.

So when Top Gear reappears on your screen and you think that it looks easy, and that if you got a chance you would be able to do it better.

Remember, you had a chance, we all did.