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?

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