What Does It Take?


Who do you look up to? Who do you admire? Who’s life inspires you?

For me I get inspired when I see people doing what they love.  I see Sparkles of Fairy Dust in people who are living out their purpose.  They figured out what they were meant to do on this planet and they’re doing it.  They are proud of themselves and their lives. They will do WHATEVER it takes to be the best they can be at their passion.

I believe a lot of us look up to actors, athletes, performers, and media moguls because we can feel the lives they lead are extraordinary.  They walk with purpose and they’re excited to wake up in the morning.

Some people that get me excited are- Madonna, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Beyonce, Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barbara Streisand, Tony Robbins, & Kelly Ripa.

All of these people come from very different walks of life but they all believe and represent the same things. They LOVE what they do, and they will do WHATEVER it takes to be the best they can be in their given industries.  They never give up.  They believe in themselves more than anyone else.  They never take no for an answer.  They give themselves to others and their causes every second, of every day, of every moment.  They represent GREATNESS. 

And they’re not being GREAT to show off.  They are being great because that is all they know how to be.  They have made an agreement with themselves that they will get the job done.  Beyonce will lose 20lbs in a month if that’s what she’s told she must do for her career. Obama will go 3 days without sleeping to run the country.  Oprah, Kelly, and Martha will wake-up at 4am in the morning 5 days a week to make their shows and their 10 thousands other projects run smoothly. 

I respect these people because they will do whatever it takes to get the job done.  I respect anyone who stops making excuses and just does their job well.  They do it because they can, because they love it and loving it is reward enough.  When I get tired I think of them and their passion for life.  I want to do whatever it takes.  Because when you’re on the journey to GREATNESS… Whatever it takes is the only way to get there.





7 Responses to “What Does It Take?”

  1. 1 Sarah
    January 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Great post. Made me think of this quote by Jawaharlal Nehru:

    Life is like a game of cards.
    The hand that is dealt you represents determinism;
    the way you play it is free will.

  2. 2 Renee
    January 26, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

  3. 3 Karen
    January 26, 2009 at 4:55 am

    “they walk with purpose and they’re excited to wake up in the morning” great line! Lacey you inspire us! And by “us” I mean all my girls at the UCLA school of law (go bruins! lol) we always look forward to your posts. Thank you and Jessica for this site! Best wishes in everything you do…

  4. January 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    GREAT words…. we must remember our Fairy Dust when we hit that wall pushing through to GREATNESS!

  5. January 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks GUYS… Karen 🙂 Rreeaallllyyy 🙂 All the UCLA girls… Jessica and I got quite the chuckle outta that one 🙂 wwaayyy to bring it BRUINS, UCLA Law School is NO JOKE. Much respect 🙂

    Keep on DREAMING… Limits are for whimps. xx

  6. 6 Kate T
    January 27, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Good one girl. Its a gift to do what you LOVE and LOVE what you do. I am proud to say I live that EVERYDAY!

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