A Challenge To Your Commitment…

| January 10, 2017

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“If we do not rise to the challenge of our unique capacity to shape our lives, to seek the kinds of growth that we find individually fulfilling, then we can have no security: We will live in a world of sham, in which our selves are determined by the will of others, in which we will be constantly buffeted and increasingly isolated by the changes round us.”~ Nena O’Neil

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For the past 4 weeks, we have focused on getting 2017 off to a positive start… to help you make it your best year ever.

No question, we have covered a lot of ground!

This week, we are going to focus on the inevitable challenges to your dreams and goals… challenges that will not only test your resolution but cause you to pause and question your commitment to your 2016 Resolutions!

On December 26, I wrote about putting Resolution into your Resolutions: The Volition, Resolve, Commitment, Determination and Will Power to Succeed.

If you are starting to lose your motivation for change, you might want to quickly review this Commentary sometime this week too.

Is your Commitment up to the Challenge?

Personally, I believe the next 15 days are the most critical of the year.

Towards the end of last year, we promised ourselves that things are going to be different… NEXT year.

Then, next year comes, and we resolve to make the changes necessary to achieve our dreams and goals.

Then, POOF! We get tired… we get distracted… we get a few early set-backs… we get discouraged… and we give up… without ever really getting started.

The result? Goals on hold until NEXT year. Again!

It’s high time to break this cycle! Please take a moment to once again write down what you want to see happen THIS year.

Your Most Important Goals…

Personal _________________________________________
Family _________________________________________
Financial _________________________________________
Community _________________________________________
Career _________________________________________

What’s Your Level of Commitment?

All this week we will focus on the importance of TQ Set Goals Factor 4F: “I am absolutely committed to hitting each of my targets.” This single Factor of Success is what makes it possible to achieve ANY goal you set.

Now, Review These Ideas For Action…

The following Ideas for Action represent some of the best thinking on the planet regarding this subject.

They’re designed to inspire and motivate you to actually do this factor a great deal more frequently.

Spend some time reading each one. Make sure you understand them. Visualize yourself doing them.

Keep in mind, however, that these ideas will remain ideas until you put them into action.

TQ How Committed Are You?

The degree to which you are committed to a goal indicates the likelihood of your achieving it. Commitment — sheer passion and will — can help you overcome any deficiency in time, money or education.

The secret to success is simple. Never quit. Correct and improve always, but never quit.

TQ How Much Fuel Is In Your Tank?

When you become genuinely committed to a goal, you automatically become more enthusiastic and motivated to achieve it.

Your goals must capture your passion and set you on fire, or they’re not worth a place on your agenda.

TQ Are You There Yet?

Staying focused on your long-term goals requires dedication and vision. Pace yourself. When you commit to the long haul, you can get anywhere you want to go.

Commit your week to long-term goals as if they were sacred missions — because they are!

TQ What “Will Be” Will Be?

Goals are “Absolute Will Be’s” when you take them seriously and hold yourself accountable for each and every one.

Declare your life the way you want it to be. Commit to it, and it will be!

TQ Is It Yours To Reason Why?

Write out why you’re committed to accomplishing each of your goals. The “why” is as important as the “what.” It is the reservoir that you can draw from to do whatever’s necessary.

You might as well forget the “what” if you ever lose sight of the “why”.

TQ Whose Finish Line Are You Attempting To Cross?

Make sure that the goal you’re focusing on is your own — and not just someone else’s. You have to “own” the goal even if it’s not your own. If you can’t wholeheartedly “buy in” to a goal… wholeheartedly back it with heart and soul… back off!

It’s hard to be 100% committed when your heart ain’t in it. (And without full commitment, you’re just wasting precious time… chasing after things that simply don’t matter.)

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Finally, Answer These Integrating Questions…

Understanding how this Factor drives your performance is key to improving it. Sometimes a small shift in perspective gives you a huge shift in power.

Print this page, take out your pen and invest a few moments to answer the following questions.

Do it now.

Each one is designed to shift your perspective, change your point of view, and to invite specific action.

“Point of view is worth 20 IQ points.” ~ E. R. Haas

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TQ Power Up Questions:

  1. Is your whole heart in what you’re doing right now?
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  2. What “Absolutely Will Be” by the end of this week?
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  3. What “Absolutely Will Be” by the end of this day?
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  4. Which goals have you committed to as “Absolute Will Be’s” for this month?
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  5. For which of your goals have you vowed that nothing will stop you?
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  6. Which of your goals needs to be re-energized? Which needs to be released?
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TQ Insight Questions:

  1. Do you question the worth of any of your goals?
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  2. Which goal requires more personal persistence right now?
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  3. Have you determined what your goal is going to cost you?
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  4. Have you made the commitment yet, to do whatever is necessary and ethical to attain your goal?
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  5. What can you change in tomorrow’s schedule to show commitment to one of your goals?
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TQ Perspective Questions:

  1. Do you always remember the “why” underlying your activities?
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  2. Do you have the passion and commitment necessary to carry you forward, regardless of anything that may intervene?
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About the Author ()

E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including ThinkTQ.com, IntentionalExcellence.com, MyBizIQ.com, MyBelieversGuide.com, MarriageWithPurpose.com and hundreds of others. E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas. He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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