How Badly Do You Want it?

What a move.

While my son actually went to the Martinsville, Virginia race, I watched it from the comfort of home. Partially because he left while I was at church and partially because I can’t take off anywhere without preparations in place. But, I wander off topic. What…a…move.

If you are a NASCAR fan, you know what I’m talking about. If you are not a fan, then allow me to explain. NASCAR is in its play off season. They were with yesterday’s race deciding which of the final four players would be racing for the championship in Phoenix this coming Sunday. Three spots were taken, the battle was on for the last spots to make the final four. Ross Chastain needed to pass two drivers to take that position through points. The driver headed for the win, needed that win to make the final four. Ross Chastain pull a maneuver that has everyone talking. He used the wall to slingshot him around to pass not two but five drivers. That move also gave him a new track speed record. It was a video game, Days of Thunder movie move, but it worked.

That move has set all social media ablaze. Some approved, some did not. Some were glad he advanced and not another driver who was up for the position. Was it a gutsy move? Yes. Was it dangerous? At that speed? Definitely. Would that move work at all tracks? No, because of the differences in the tracks. Was it impressive? Again, definitely. He wanted to advance. He wanted his chance at the championship. He wanted it badly enough to think outside the box and go for it. And it worked.

Yes, this will be fodder of memes for and will be discussed into infinity. There will be tag lines galore created for this move. Because it was simply that move.

One thing that got my attention, was one of the commentators posed the question, “How bad do you want it? Do you want it Ross Chastain bad?” In other words, what would you do, to get what you want? How desperately do you want something? Do you want it badly enough, to make one of those risk it all moves?  He wasn’t even sure it would work, it worked in video games, but this was no game. He grabbed fifth gear, let go of the steering wheel and rode the wall around. He wanted it that badly to try the risky.

But, what about us? What about those of us who are not athletes? What about us who are not the top dog in organizations? What about, those of us who are not the billionaires of the world? What about, those of us who have a dream? How badly do we want to see that dream become a reality? What about those who have a goal? How badly do you want to see that goal reached?

Seeing the desire and dream become reality will always take work. For it to be really of value, it should be earned, not simply handed to you. It takes creating a plan and executing that plan. If that plan doesn’t work, back up, regroup and come at it from a different angle. You may have a goal to win a marathon, that takes exercise. You may want to be an award winning author, that takes writing on a continual basis until you find your inner voice and the readers who want to hear that voice. If you want to be an artist or musician, that takes constant practice.

I will say too though, I do realize that some have restrictions on their abilities. They may have a handicap that makes having certain desires seem impossible. That is where thinking outside the box comes into play. One can take their wish, and be creative. There have been many who have not been able to reach their goal or desires through conventional means but learned and adapted different methods to see their dream come true. Its all in the want to.

There are times though, when you see what you desire up ahead, and you simply have to make that gutsy move. You have to do the unexpected. You have to take the chance that catches those around you off guard and has them asking what was that? You have to want it, Ross Chastain bad and risk rubbing the wall at record breaking speeds to reach what you desire.

He did it. He did it, even though he knew it would not be a popular move. He knew there would be many who would make derogatory comments. He did it anyway.  In doing it anyway, he reached that goal. He’s in the running for the championship, and he didn’t wreck anybody or shove anybody out of his way to get there. It was wild racing, but it was clean. Which shows that when you want it badly enough, when you are willing to take a risk, you can get what you desire.

This is actually the Darlington South Carolina track, not Martinsville.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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