What’s At Stake? (Read time 0:27) Regarding your impossible dream or your BIG project, what do you have at stake? Your reputation? Your money? Your life? Your business? Do you have your pride at stake? Are the lives and well-being of others at stake? Investors? Do you have your family at stake? Your kids? Your dignity? Do you still need to prove something to somebody or yourself?Having something at stake is the greatest of all motivators. It gives purpose, grants meaning and provides reason. It also sharpens focus, validates intention, beefs up resolve and pumps adrenalin through your system. Not to mention it brings “doubt” to its knees and knocks the wind out of “procrastination!"Having something at stake is not the same as desperation, which provokes “manic panic.” Having something at stake is more like making a risky investment in you...in your impossible dream.Not having anything at stake provokes the question: Why are you doing it?
J Michael Dolan

What’s At Stake? (Read time 0:27)

Regarding your impossible dream or your BIG project, what do you have at stake? Your reputation? Your money? Your life? Your business? Do you have your pride at stake? Are the lives and well-being of others at stake? Investors? Do you have your family at stake? Your kids? Your dignity? Do you still need to prove something to somebody or yourself?

Having something at stake is the greatest of all motivators. It gives purpose, grants meaning and provides reason. It also sharpens focus, validates intention, beefs up resolve and pumps adrenalin through your system. Not to mention it brings “doubt” to its knees and knocks the wind out of “procrastination!"

Having something at stake is not the same as desperation, which provokes “manic panic.” Having something at stake is more like making a risky investment in you...in your impossible dream.

Not having anything at stake provokes the question: Why are you doing it?


COMMENTS


Posted By Rachel
"Sometimes you Win"
Hi Michael! Great loss/ great gain. There have been many things at stake, for the impossible dream. It is not an easy road. Exchanging one's life, for a purpose gives one different eyes. Vision, to see the unseen. Sometimes we do not see...but we know we are on the right path.:-) And so...the story is still to be told...! Have a wonderful week Michael! SO appreciate YOU! Rachel


Posted By Mitch
All In
How much do I believe in my product? That determines how much and what I put at stake. I second mortgaged my home once to back a project and thank God it paid off in spades. If Im not willing to risk it all, Id better rethink my project.


Posted By R.S.
Reputation
Well, I never thought of it this way. But I do put my reputation at stake. Even the actors in a B movie put their reputations at stake. I remember the actors who acted well in a B movie, and so even that was risking. I remember them when I act in the worst of plays, and I give it my all.


Posted By Clarise
At stake
Yes, Yes, Yes!!! This has made all the difference for me. But of course, everything I put at stake I also put at risk of losing, so I never put at stake THOSE Things, people, etc. But I do put my time, lotsa time, my identity,my artistry on the line every time I create.

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