Are you interested or committed?
Many people in life entertain many possibilities but not really committed to making any of them a reality. This week we’re going explore the topic of commitment to and understand what the difference between interested and committed is.
If you want it bad enough, if your committed, you’ll find a way to make it happen.
How many stories or biographies about successful people have you read where the narrative involved smooth sailing or an easy path toward success? Very few I would imagine. Success requires discipline, hard work, perseverance, tenacity, will, courage and faith. With that in mind, here are some guidelines for persevering with your goals — no matter what life throws at you.1.Get Honest with Yourself
There will be no change until you admit a change MUST be made. Get honest with yourself. If you know you want to lose weight, be more fit, be less hurt by the things people say; you need to get honest with the degree of change you want to see. Don’t think about if you can do it. Just get honest and say I must commit to doing x, y. z NOW not when it’s the right time, not tomorrow, not when you get a raise, not when this or that happens… DO IT NOW, DO IT TODAY! Acknowledge exactly where your life is NOT working and then commit to making it work Go all in with yourself. You WILL NOT get what you want in any area of your life if you cannot commit fully to yourself.
2.Create Successful Habits
Many of your current day to day tasks are habitual in nature. You may have started them months or even years ago. Some of them have remained with you since childhood. The key element is to create daily habits that will draw you closer to your goal. If you’re aware of negative habits, replace them with affirmative ones.
“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” ―Paulo Coelho
3.Get Your Mindset Right
Success in any aspect of life starts with your mindset. Faulty beliefs and assumptions are like powerful headwinds halting your progress and blowing you off course.
To truly “go all out” and make unprecedented progress, you must make the decision at a core level to hold nothing back. You must take a good look at your life and decide that nothing is going to stand in your way of success. This kind of raw, unrestrained dedication is extremely powerful. Trust me.
“In order to take the island you must sink the ships. With absolute commitment come the insights that create real victory” ―
4.FOCUS ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT
While the right mindset will give you the motivation you need to bring your A Game, if you focus on unimportant activities you still aren’t going to get anywhere!
“Going for it” doesn’t mean quadrupling your work load. Work for the sake of work is not the goal. The goal is to live and work on your own terms.
5. Develop An Insatiable Hunger
Undoubtedly this remains the most challenging aspect of successful goal attainment. What makes some people pursue their goal with vehement desire while others give up when the going gets tough?
Successful people are unrelenting toward the pursuit of their goal. Sure they experience setbacks and failures like everyone else. What sets them apart is the ability to get back on track and learn from their mistakes immediately. It’s the ability to do this time and time again until they gain the prize that sets them apart.
Successful people believe in themselves. They’ve developed an inner resolve — an inner dialogue that continually feeds them with successful images, thoughts and beliefs. These inner dialogues have the power to cancel out any external misgivings that arise in the pursuit of their goal.
I invite you to find your inner conviction. Discover the reason for pursuing your goal. Why do you want it? Who will you become once you’ve attained it? What will life look like when you’ve reached your goal?
Successful people are adaptable. They know what they want. They’re open and receptive to allowing life to show them the HOWS.
When you develop an undying commitment to achieve a goal, roadblocks and failures are merely speed humps instead of stop signs.
Stay Committed in the pursuit of your dreams. Stay DISSIDENT!!
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