Got Guts?

We all remember Susan Boyle, right? The modest woman with a thick Scottish accent who blew our minds when she preformed Les Miserable’s ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ on stage at Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009? Ring a bell? If not, watch. Trust me, you’ll thank me. Everyone watching her first performance was completely unprepared for what was going to come from those vocal chords!

Now, let me ask you a question... Do you think her incredible talent would have ever been discovered if she just stayed home in her little village and sang in the shower? Heck no! Susan had to get the courage and motivation (what I call ‘guts’) to try out for Britain’s Got Talent. Then what happened? Her dreams came true!

What does it take to have those ‘guts?’ Well, for one thing, you need the desire to do things other than wear pajamas and lay around the house watching The Kardashians all day.

Motivation is the essential element in setting and achieving goals! You need to figure out exactly what it is you want, then power through and start being the person you want to be! How do you do this? Well, start off by asking yourself what exactly it is that you want in life. Be as detailed as possible! Write down your answers and post them somewhere you’ll see them every day. You may actually be surprised at how much you learn about yourself!

Next, BELIEVE! We have all heard the ol’ “You have to believe it in order to achieve it” line. Well folks, it’s true! You need to visualize it! Imagine what it feels like to have already achieved it! American writer Richard Bach said:

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.

Have faith in your ability and put in the hard work! To those who want to criticize your efforts… tell them to either support your goals or stay silent. You are on a path to greatness! I always say (especially to young women competing in pageants), all too often, the one who wins is the one who wants it the most! Very few people who are living their dream just got ‘lucky.’ Most of the successful ones worked their tushes off to achieve their dreams! And you can too! Dig down deep. Find your guts. And blaze ahead!!

XO,

Shandi & Susie