It’s 11pm on a Wednesday night in Downtown Toronto. It’s damp and cool. A light breeze makes you zip your jacket up all the way under your chin. The streets are empty – just you and the street-sweepers are out to enjoy the freshness of the night.
Well that’s what you thought until you round the corner near one of the most popular bookstores in Toronto.
And right there, before your eyes a lineup has formed. It snakes along the length of the store and then-some. People gathered outside – bonded together by a single purpose – to patiently wait through the night and be one of the first people in the city to get a much coveted wristband. One that’ll give you a chance to meet the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Are these star-struck fans just a wee bit nuts? Crazy for staying up all night for a chance to meet the govenator?
Or is there something more…?
You can’t ignore their commitment.
Their dedication to a goal and the action and planning they put in place to reach that goal.
It got me to thinking about commitment and desire. Two of the fundamental keys to success. And how so many of us just go through life being thrown this way and that. Tossed about because we don’t know where we’re going or what we want.
What are you committed to achieving? What goal(s) have got you so fired up that you’re willing to stay up all night to see them become reality? What ideas or dreams spark a fire in you that consumes your every thought?But it doesn’t have to be that way.
That’s the lesson these fanboys can teach us.
That Goals kick-start action. They spur us on and push us forward. Bringing into our lives unimaginable experiences. Goals unleash the awesome potential that’s sleeping inside of you right now. Because there’s a dream inside of you right now that’s looking to be unleashed.
Sure some people may think we’re crazy for doing what we do. But in the end we’ll have some pretty amazing stories to share with our loved ones. And the person we become by going for our goals is totally worth the risk.
Keep Being Awesome!
P.S. Need some help with your goals? Check out the personal goal setting worksheet.