A simple test of desire.
Was I the last person on earth to watch Free Solo?
It's the documentary of famous rock climber Alex Honnold and his pursuit of climbing Yosemite's El Capitan ... without any safety equipment.
I've been to Yosemite.
I've stared up at El Capitan, almost falling over with vertigo.
And that's with both feet on the ground.
Here's a photo I took there with the family in 2010.
Imagine climbing up this without safety equipment!
The movie was inspirational for sure. We can accomplish much more than we think we can.
I like movies like that.
But something quite different struck me.
The movie gave me an answer to this question:
How can we know... how bad we want something?
I'll share a simple test below.
Speaking of inspiration, we've had some KILLER guests recently over on Real Relationships Real Revenue!
Kim Davenport is a Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion at ScottMadden.
HERE is an "it can be done" story she shared with me. Watch this one if you want some inspiration in a way that's authentic, trusting in yourself.
Mark Harris is one of the top technical insurance rainmakers I've ever met.
HERE is a story he shared with me on adding strategic value, going above and beyond for the brokers he works with.
Both of these stories are A++!
So how can you know how bad you want it?
How bad you want to help clients?
How bad you want to accomplish your goals?
How bad you want to get great at growth?
I'll tell you this...
It's not about late nights and lots of effort.
It's about how much you dedicate yourself to the craft of growth.
Back to Alex Honnold in Free Solo.
Spoiler alert: I think everyone watching Free Solo knows Alex climbs El Capitan in the end. He makes it.
Sort of like how we all know the Avengers are going to win over the bad guys.
So the story isn't that he climbs El Capitan.
The story is how he does it.
Here's what I picked up.
So how do you know how bad you want it?
Ask yourself three things:
We all don't need to be as obsessive as Alex. I mean, he's off the charts.
Sometimes people that accomplish so much in one area of life sacrifice more than we would in others.
(I'm not ready to live in a van, especially down by the river.)
By the time most people join our community, getting great business development will determine their career arc.
It's the #1 thing that will bring success.
And give them control.
You know what I see the best do?
They focus on improving their skills: dedication, action and practice.
Do that, and you'll climb to great heights.