There is a difference between interest and commitment and what I’ve discovered is that being interested isn’t enough. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you’re committed to something you make no excuses and do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. In other words, what separates someone who is interested in something from someone who is committed to something, is action. Commitment implies making a decision, setting your sights on your destination, and stepping on the gas. When you’re committed to producing a certain result, you begin at the end. You see the goal and then make a plan that will achieve the desired outcome. You eliminate from your mind any possibility of not getting what you want. Instead of asking, “is this possible?” you ask, “what must I do to make this happen?”
Commitment requires being all in. If you are committed to your goal, you make it a priority and allocate the time and energy it will take to reach that goal. Commitment requires you to do whatever it takes where as being interested means you’ll do just enough but no more. Being committed is being all in even if you are not yet sure how to achieve the goal. Committed people think outside of the box to find answers and resources. Committed people do not fear when they run into roadblocks. Obstacles don’t take a committed person out of the game. They simply use them as a learning opportunity so that they get better at their game. Committed people seek advice on how to solve problems and get right back to business. Committed people focus on achieving their goal instead of concentrating on how hard it might be to achieve their dream. A committed person creates his own source of energy thus inspiring others around them. Committed people are willing to be uncomfortable to achieve their goal.
Refuse to let excuses be bigger than your commitment. Keep your goal in the front of your mind. Make action towards the goal a part of your daily routine. Commit to being the person with the right mindset that will achieve your goals. Commitment is an act not a word. Most people fail not because of a lack of desire but because of a lack of commitment. Be a person who makes a commitment, puts his strength in making it happen and then let nothing stop you short of your goal. “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Set a goal, be committed to that goal and then teach someone else how to do it.