In 1879, so many years ago, after an unrelenting pursuit to bring light to the world, Thomas Edison after 99 times invented the electric light bulb. Today, the light bulb is commonly used as a symbol of an idea- an illumination of the dark path we so seek to journey through to our glorious final destination. But even with the light still shining bright, most of us aren’t able to walk the thousand miles. When the ideas spark up in your head, remember that it is discipline coupled with commitment that is going to help you follow through.
Commitment is very important; as it is the backbone of every endeavor, it’s what will give you strength. To be committed means that you don’t take discouragement, setbacks and disappointment too seriously. To those who are relentless in the pursuit of victory and excellence, disappointment is inevitable, but to become discouraged is never an option; the confrontations with setbacks are just another chance to improve. In the end, that’s what separates the winners from the mere wannabees.
The level of a person’s commitment is also directly proportional to the effectiveness in their ability to influence others- It’s contagious. If you’ve always felt like you never got any support with whatever you are up to, you may want to stop for a moment to reconsider how much effort and determination you are giving to that goal yourself. People like to see others help themselves, and when they see the passion and effort they would like to help too. What people can’t break down, discourage and push away, they will come together and make art out of it. So it’s up to you to show the world that you’re all in and will go all out for that goal, for others to come help you build.
The confidence and positivity commitment brings to a person is unmatched! To go through hell and rise up out of the ashes in victory is one hell of a joy! For the early quitters, the temporary falls seem like too much but for the persistent ones, the thought of the celebrations ahead is enough reason for them to try again. For the persistent ones, the small victories are what matter for now because it’s the little steps that get to the end of the journey of a thousand miles. So celebrate what you achieved today and the small step you took towards the finish line. If you are able to harness the joy, confidence and positivity through commitment to hitting your target, you’ll be just fine; enjoy the process.
- Remind yourself about the goals you want to achieve.
- Envision what next step you are supposed to take to achieve that goal and plan on what is possible now.
- Don’t worry too much about time, but rather focus on getting the job done and doing it well. Be careful to not become a perfectionist but focus on doing your best.
- Look out for lessons to learn along the way; possible ways to improve on the things that didn’t go as planned, and all the things you did right.
- Gain your satisfaction and encouragement from being able to get something done no matter how small that current achievement is, because you actually did something and that’s better than nothing. You are yet again closer to where you wanna be.
- Keep going!
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti. Click the “star” button if you liked this and share your comments!
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