When we attended Bible School years ago, I had an instructor who often used the phrase, "How bad do you want it?" He would teach us things pertaining to the course and then he would follow the statements with the question, "HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?" As we went through the course, he must have taught us 100 different truths relevent to this phrase. It really hit me. Here I am, some 5 years later, and I am still trying to live in the truth of that statement. It goes without saying that life has been handed to us and we have the ability to make of it whatever we wish. Sure, there will always be a list of excuses. But the truth is that I will succeed if I really put everything I have into it. In essence, the only thing that stands in the way of me succeeding in something is my lack of really wanting it.