Last week, we talked about ACHIEVEMENT… and specifically what you must do to move your hopes and dreams off the page and into your life. This week, we will discuss your COMMITMENT to your dreams… having the POWER (we call The Power of TQ) to break free of indifference, hesitancy and procrastination.
Please take a moment to read Murray’s fabulously inspiring quote OUT LOUD to yourself. Read it to your wife or parter. Read it out loud to people at work… friends and associates.
This is one of my favorite quotes. Tremendous direction and guidance is found by reading between the lines.
Or, by taking Murray at face value.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:”
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ William H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
Study it all week long.
Copy this quote, print it large and bold and put it where you will SEE it all week long. Believe what Murray and Goethe are telling you.
I have found from years of experience that his observation “…that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents…” may even be understating the importance of commitment.
If you want to achieve success beyond your wildest dreams, the word COMMITMENT must be burned into your brain… by ANY means possible!
Why Commitment Drives Success…
Bulldog tenacity and unwavering commitment is the hallmark of a person with a high-energy, positive and proactive attitude… a crystal-clear goal… an achievable/realistic plan… and the power to take bold action—especially in the face of fear, uncertainty and doubt.
These qualities compound one another, creating a whole stream of events leading you to the success you desire.
You live life on your terms.
You develop the Winner’s Mindset™.
You find the CLARITY, COMMITMENT, CONVICTION and COURAGE to not only BELIEVE in your dreams… but to actually KNOW that what you are doing is the RIGHT thing to be doing. Commitment creates FAITH… the belief in the unknown and the unseen. It is the POWER behind your every action.
Without a strong commitment to your dreams and goals, you become disconnected and detached… spending your time spinning your wheels, confusing EFFORT with RESULTS.
You put in the time, but without the tenacity, burning desire or reason to follow through, your actions fall far short of the mark.
This lack of commitment and indifference compounds one another, creating a whole stream of events leading you away from the success you desire.
You live a life of half-successes and regrets.
My advice is to determine exactly what you want to accomplish yet this year, next year and five years hence. Determine what’s holding you back from achieving it… and fire-up your determination!
These three simple words—determination, tenacity and commitment—will take you further than pessimism, procrastination and preoccupation ever will.
Think about it. — E.R. Haas, CEO