Have you ever watched The Voice, a singing competition where the judges don’t get to see the competitors during the competition, but only hear their voices. Out of thousands who try out for the competition, only a few make it to the blind auditions. From there only make it to the real competition. When you see the performers, you can tell they are extremely nervous. Then why do they put themselves through this. They do it because singing is their dream and their passion. It’s in their blood. Some are students, some have jobs, some are retired, but they have one thing in common, their present situation doesn’t make them happy because it’s not what they love doing.
For most of the competitors, this is the chance of their life. All they want to do is sing, and losing isn’t an option. But one of the singers who auditioned said, “Well, if I don’t make it, I can just fall back on my job.” One of the judges, William Adams, maybe better known as Will.i.am, answered right away, “Fall back? There can’t be a fall back option if you want to live your dream. The dream is your option A, B and C all the way down to X, Y and Z.”
That is why Will.i.am is where he is today. He didn’t give himself any other options. It is the same with the other coaches in the show, as well as so many other successful people. They had a dream, a passion, and they just went after that dream no matter how many obstacles they faced. If they failed, they tried again. If they fell down they got up again. But giving up was never an option.
Everyone single coach, at a certain point in time, was a diamond in the rough, and with belief we were able to craft our dream into reality. – Will.i.am
What is your dream? What is it that you want to accomplish? What is it that you want to craft into reality in your life? The key is belief. to believe in your dreams. The key is that you know you are going to make it no matter what, so much so that you don’t have a fall back plan. You pull up your anchor and head out to sea. You leave the safe harbor behind, and never look back. That’s the kind of attitude that will make you a winner, enable you to reach you goals and ends up living your dream.