“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.” Peter F. Drucker
So many people want to do so many things. So they say, but it often just amounts to talk. It’s only hopeless dreams and aspirations until you commit. You don’t have to be the best to succeed – you just have to be the most committed. You must OWN the PASSION and act daily. Even baby steps are steps.
Whether you love or hate President Obama… the fact is he’s an example of dismissing excuses to reach excellence. He was a bi-racial child in a single parent household that didn’t have his father present. He was a young adult in Chicago and subject to all of the minority challenges of every other minority man. He started at the bottom…and now he’s there. Any one of those excuses could have supported a less that fabulous life. AND, if he’d only shot for being a successful attorney, everyone else would have applauded his success. But he knew the destiny that he wanted for himself and family. He didn’t become complacent with an image of success. He, in fact, sacrificed at a time when he could have been “ballin’”. Other people opinion of what his success looked like didn’t matter – positive or negative opinions. He reached his goal because of COMMITMENT.
You may be doing great in the eyes of others; you may be failing in the sight of others…the important life measure is Are You On Your Path to Success? If not, check your commitment.
- How much time do you spend doing SOMETHING to fulfill that dream?
- Do you research and educate yourself in the field?
- Do you let the feedback of others shade your passion? (Kill that mentality!)
- Have you accepted or continue to relate to any negativity in your past? (Kill that too!)
- Are you truly happy where you are in your life? If NO, change it – You Can!
No one can give you a successful life. They can help make you comfortable with material things or status, but success is personal. Only commitment, passion, and hard work can make you SUCCESSFUL.