I'm not asking that to provoke (or even introduce) giant awe inspiring tales of superhuman strength and resilience.
But I'm also not asking it just to feed our seemingly insatiable desire for inspirational quotes to put on our fridges.
I'm asking you because I really want you to take a moment to think about it today. Soon I'm going to get you to make a decision based on what you come up with.
Right now I'm writing this message to you on my iPad while I'm sat in ambulatory care at the hospital. Every four weeks I have to come here and patiently wait while I get pumped full of medical magic. Travel time is a couple of hours, and I'm usually at the hospital for three or so.
Overall, I could lose about half a day every time I have a treatment. But that doesn't really work for me, because I've got things that need doing, and that half day is important to me. So I've found a way to make it useful. Between all the beeping and the constant vitals checks, I've become quite proficient at typing with one hand on my iPad and now I spend all that time creating content.
There are Woman’s Day magazines everywhere, and a waaaaay better WIFI signal for Facebook or Insta than I ever get at my house. But I am willing to overcome distraction, the pull of self pity and indulgence, because making my dreams come true (which involves making sure I'm talking to you about your dreams!) is more important.
A few weeks ago my wifi at home died. It was certainly tempting to just take the day off - I couldn't even just march off to an Internet cafe, because my laptop crapped out on the same day!
But a day off wasn't gonna get the job done, and the job needs to be done if my dreams are going to continue to come true. So I yanked the cable out of my router, dragged the computer to the wall, and went old school for the day - at the buffet, no less! It was hugely inconvenient, pretty damn uncomfortable, and daggy as anything. But that's what it took, so that's what I did.
I was inspired to share this topic with you today because I saw a colleague of mine live this concept of whatever it takes the weekend. Actually she didn't just live it - she rocked it hard.
Michelle Knot is one of my amazing dōTERRA colleagues, and this weekend she had an online class to run. She also had a house full of noisy kids who were going slightly mad due to being stuck inside for days on end (So. Much. Rain!).
It would have been really easy for her to cancel. Crazy noisy kids? OMG does her audience ever understand that.
But Mich has a dream to make a reality, and that dream requires her to run this class.
So this rockstar of a lady took her laptop and her oils and retreated to her car, where she could lock the doors, keep out the noise, and still get a good WIFI signal. Champion!
And then make the decision that you are willing to overcome even the obstacles that you don't know about yet.
It's making it freaking work - from your car or the kitchen bench or a goddamn hospital bed. Because you want it so much that you can't imagine not having it.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true?