Words of Wisdom: “How Bad Do You Want It?” - LL Cool J (VIDEO)

Written by Brittany Shawnté

I want to pass along these Words of Wisdom from the one and only LL Cool J! As he was honored at the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles‘s 2014 Dreamer Dinner, the rapper turned TV host encouraged kids to keep working hard towards their goals, even though they may have people around that don’t believe in them. He asked them, “How bad do you want it? How hard are you willing to work for it?” In SPITE of anyone who doesn’t understand or believe in you.

It’s bigger than that though. Sometimes it’s outside voices. Sometimes it’s our circumstances. Sometimes it’s our own voices and excuses that take our eyes off the goals. Whatever dream you have, you HAVE to be willing to put the work in, in spite of everything going on and other people sounding off around.  On those days when you don’t want to, ask yourself, “How bad do you want it?” And then get to moving! I’m going into this month with this mentality. When it comes to my writing career. When it comes to my weight loss goals. When it comes to better relationships with others. I want more for myself. Don’t you?