In the great NorthWest where I grew up, I met a mountain man and he knew how to get many things done with very little resources. He had almost nothing to work with, but accomplished great things.
Whether the task was to build a fire underwater or stop a waterfall from falling, it seemed he could take care of it. I was so amazed to see the things he could do, I finally asked him how he did it.
He told me that a long time ago, he had found a magical solution to nearly all challenges that came along. He said it was all contained in a single, ancient word that had mystic powers. When you understand the meaning of the word, it unleashes immense strength and abilities; it makes your mind more clear; it makes your imagination run wild with ideas.
Well, of couse, I could hardly contain myself and I just had to know what this powerful magic was. I pleaded with him to tell me and he finally agreed.
He said the word is, 'YAGODDAWANNA'.
In order to accomplish anything, whether it is small or big, easy or difficult, trivial or of utmost importance, in order to be successful, you've got to want to do it. To earn good grades, you gotta wanna earn them. To become an Eagle Scout, ya godda wanna be one. The main reason people don't succeed at something is because they don't really want it bad enough. By really wanting something, you come up with ideas, make plans, and then do it.
Remember, to do something YaGoddaWanna do it.
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Jan 04, 2014 - Scout Master Brien
Thank you for this. True success and even became the troop Motto. Well Done from the guys at Troop 111 of the AV... Because yoGODaWannaDoit!
Mar 04, 2014 - Mark Schultz
I just used yagoddawanna. It worked great. I changed the script. I taught the boys to say the word, saying it very slowly, and breaking it down so that they didn't catch what it meant. Then each time I said to do X challenging thing...I gestured to them to say the word. After a few repetitions, the older boys got it, and we kept going til the youngest got it, saying the word faster and faster. Great Scoutmaster Minute.
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