The Need to Lead

In a world of so many choices and distractions, it’s not enough anymore to just want success in your life, career, or latest venture.

There must be a need.

When the going gets tough (success rarely comes without extreme pain, suffering, and challenge), people may quit on things they want.  However, they never quit on something they absolutely need.

It’s human instinct.

  • If you need food, you find it...even if you have to beg, borrow, or steal for it.
  • If you need sleep, you get it…even if you pass out in your car, at your desk, or on your way to bed.
  • If you need freedom, you break free…even if you lose your home, your wealth, or your life.  It’s called revolution.

Everyone has instincts that push them and they always find a way to get what they need, or they die trying.

It’s the same with success.

For those who need to do certain work, they will find a way to have success at it…even if it takes them years and countless nights of learning, pushing, and planning.

And so it is that talented 8pm Warriors will be most successful when they do work that inspires them to go harder, go further, go faster.

The work that they NEED to do.

When I look at myself, I can see that I need to lead teams and chase goals.  I’m not saying I’m always good at it, but it is clear to me what sort of work I need (love) to do and I plan on doing it the rest of my life.  I will be successful at it or will die trying.

Either way, at least I’m doing work that I love.

Tonight I passionately urge you to put aside any distractions for a minute and ask yourself:  “What do I need to do?”

Then get to it.

Have a great night,



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Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

7 comments on “The Need to Lead”

  1. Aaron,

    Thanks for this insightful post emphasizing the importance of need in relation to the achievement of objectives.

    Oftentimes, clearly defining “need” and distinguishing it from “want” can increase productivity immensely.

    You’re doing an excellent job with 8PM Warriors – your need to lead, motivate and help others is inspirational.

  2. Thanks for the kind words Andrew. I wasn’t sure if this idea would be acceptable because I don’t think many people look at what their heart is telling them they need to do.

    For many, they don’t really have a burning need to do a certain kind of work because they’ve never done work they’ve enjoyed. Even so, I think there is something for everyone and the sooner they figure it out, the better.

    Hopefully this will encourage folks to try new things and seek out the work that will inspire them and make success come naturally.

  3. Hello 8pm Warrior, Maybe you can help me out I seem to be struggling with something. I have this strong discontent and it seems to get stronger the older I get. I feell stiffled, stuck in quick sand. Struggling to get loose. I have this need to lead; but, don’t know how or where to start.

    Can you help shine some light. Has anyone experienced?

    1. I’ve had the same problem. At one point I wanted to lead an architecture firm, national marketing department, Best Buy corporate region, mortgage brokerage, hospital, healthcare consulting firm, TV production group, and so many more.

      You never know where life will take you, but you do know that wherever it takes you is when you must lead. It’s starts with leading yourself.

      Keep your chin up!

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