What is commitment?
Commitment is the tie between an individual and an activity, a partner or an organization. It is also the dedication to a certain cause and at the same time the state required to achieve a set goal.
Commitment is a self-initiated action. People choose to commit when they set a certain goal and truly want to achieve it. There is a huge difference between commitment and simply desiring something. The fundamental difference between the two is that with commitment the individual won’t give up at the first obstacle encountered on the way.
10 key points we need to take in consideration when analyzing commitment:
1. Making a commitment changes the way you think. You will try harder and harder, you will look for new information, learn every single day, and quitting is never taken into consideration.
2. Commitment requires discipline. You need to accept and be willing to act outside the box and outside of your comfort zone whenever needed.
3. You need to try and not make too many commitments. The energy and time required won’t be enough for everything you would like to do. Make a list and choose only the really important goals and stick to them no matter what.
4. Stop spending money on additional software, systems or machines. You need to sort out the problem of commitment and motivation and until then I would advise you not to spend extra money hoping that you will somehow be able to shortcut the process.
5. Believe in your goals and keep on pushing. Commitment will stop being a burden and sooner than you realize you will be hungry for more, as results start to appear based on all your hard work and dedication.
6. Be open to the fact that the path to your goal created initially might require adjustments on the way. Do not commit blindly to a process that doesn’t work and make the necessary changes in order to see the desired progress.
7. Ask for feedback whenever possible, take in positive comments and accept constructive feedback.
8. Understand that some goals require a long term commitment. Nothing big happens over night, the process might be tough but the final result is totally worth it!
9. The commitment that you make can change the society you live in. Depending on your goal and final result, the product you committed to can have an impact on people around us. Think of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Elon Musk and many others. They committed to a goal, never looked back, took the necessary actions and with commitment they changed the society we live in today.
10. It is very important to commit to a goal that you believe in and truly want to achieve. Blindly committing to someone else’s dream won’t bring you happiness at the end and will most likely be subject to failure. Only commit to what you truly desire and to what makes you happy.
TO END THIS POST I would like to remind you of some famous writers that got rejected multiple times before they actually got their now world famous creations, published. The below examples are taken from a article that was posted on Buzzfeed:
– Lord of the Flies by William Golding was rejected 20 times before it was published.
– Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was rejected 38 times before it was published.
– Beatrix Potter had to publish The Tale of Peter Rabbit herself.
– Animal Farm by George Orwell was rejected because “there is no market for animal stories in the USA.”
– Agatha Christie had to wait four years before getting published.
– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was rejected 12 times and J. K. Rowling was told “not to quit her day job.”
Write down all your goals, decide on the most important ones and commit to them no matter how difficult it will be. The end result might impact positively you, the people around you and why not, the society we all live in.
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