To Want To Be Successful is Not Enough

December 20th, 2011

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Regardless if you’re a fan of Actor Kevin Spacey (I am), this clip hits right on the core of what it takes. It’s videos like this one and “How bad do you want Success” that really send powerful surges of inspiration and motivation throughout the body.

To want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful, is not enough—that’s just desire.

There is no prize out there. The only prize is this one [points to heart], and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. If you can, as you start out, these what could be lean years or fat years, I feel that I very often watch a lot of young people sort of meander around without any idea about why they’re doing. To want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful, is not enough—that’s just desire.

To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breathe in your body to achieve. If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing or is worth caring for, then there is nothing you can’t achieve. You’re going to grow up with your colleagues. You’re going to watch them have success and watch them have failure and you’re going to watch how they deal with it.

Posted by on 12/20/11 in Creativity & Thinking

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  1. Matt says:

    Right on. Thanks for posting this, Shelby.

  2. This is phenomenal.

  3. Dave says:

    A short, awesome clip. I’ve been a fan of Kevin Spacey, and it’s great to see a video with him saying such strong stuff. Thanks for posting this one.

  4. Daniel Swanson says:

    Mr. Spacey practices what he preaches. Love his films.

  5. Very inspiring. Thanks.

  6. Fabian Alcantara says:

    right on! thanks for the post!

  7. Henrik Juhl says:

    Wow. That hit the spot. Very inspiring words from such a talented performer. Thanks for posting Shelby!

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