Chances are that you can’t remember when you were a little punk kid who had free rein to terrorize the world with no serious consequencesâ€¦(probably because you were â€œoh so cuteâ€).Â Sometimes we call it the terrible 2s, although others catch it later in life.Â At that age, you hadnâ€™t quite comprehended societyâ€™s rules for what is right and what is wrong.Â In fact, if you were questioned as to why you had done something â€œbadâ€ you probably responded, â€œbecause I wanted to!â€
And to that response (because I wanted to), I say BRAVO!Â Hell, why not?Â As children, we didnâ€™t know any better.Â We went through our daily lives doing the things we truly wanted to doâ€¦.Why?…Because we wanted to dammit!Â Now of course we needed a bit of guidance to keep us from crossing the boundaries of unacceptably extreme actions, such as urinating in places other than the toilet (yet some of us somehow tend to forget this rule after a few drinks).
Interestingly, as we grow older and people continue to question the things we say and do, we begin trying to find a rational answer that will be acceptable to outsiders.Â I admit that sometimes this rationalization process can be quite beneficial in certain situations, especially when sleeping through an alarm or forgetting a girlfriend or boyfriendâ€™s birthday.Â However, when we are questioned on what hopes and dreams we plan to pursue, we should not have to create an acceptable rational answer.Â The truth is, when you do something that you are passionate about, it is likely that you do not have a completely rational answer (although Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve made one up by now).
There are people who will directly or indirectly try to guide you away from pursuing the thing that you truly desire.Â They ask â€œWhy would you do thatâ€ in that certain tone that makes you feel as if youâ€™re doing something wrongâ€¦You know the tone!Â There are an infinite number of reasons for this, but none of them really matter.Â Â Why?Â Because itâ€™s your dream.Â Itâ€™s your desire.
We all have had hopes and dreams that we allowed someone elseâ€™s questions to rationalize us right out of.Â The first step to achieving these dreams is to stop trying to rationalize them, especially to those who are not trying to be of assistance.Â Period.Â Secondly, DO what you want to DO.Â Â The key to getting things done is not to become extraordinarily organized, well rested, or any of the other tricks people try to sell you.Â The key is to do what you want do.Â â€œBecause I want toâ€ is simply a toned down child version of saying â€œBecause Iâ€™m passionate about it.â€Â Pursue your passion!
So, the next time someone uses their evil questions to try and deter you from what you want to do (your passion), borrow a little of that bravado you had when you were a punk kid and say, â€œBecause I want to! Dammit!â€
The above post was written by Darius Gant andÂ posted with his permission by Ron Story, Jr. You can follow Darius on Twitter @dariusgant