Using the Definition of Commitment to Power Through Mediocrity
The definition of commitment is doing the thing you said you would do, long after the feelings you said it in have passed.
You know what I’m talking about…
The definition of commitment is saying no to the snooze button and hitting the gym before work on the 5th day of January.
REAL commitment is when you are still saying no to that snooze button in mid-March 😉
Making commitments is easy. Keeping them is hard. Commitments are made in the moment — often when emotions and ideas of positive change are running high — but they are kept every day.
Making commitments is glamorous.
Keeping them is dull.
Commitments are kept in the early mornings, the late nights, the moments when you’re alone and no one is looking. Commitment creates greatness in the moment… often long before it is noticed by anyone but you.
Commitment precedes results.
It precedes praise and recognition.
Achievement doesn’t happen when the final results are recognized… it happens every day, before the results even show up.
The achievement of your goals is the culmination of thousands of hours, hundreds of days of commitment.
Even when… no, especially when you don’t feel like it.
So if this is true (which is it), what is the secret ingredient you’ll need to stay committed to greatness in the lonely hours… when it would be so much easier to just sit down and be mediocre?
The answer is Vision.
I talk about it a lot. And that’s because it’ that important!
Vision is the difference between being committed to greatness and giving in to mediocrity. It is the driving force behind commitment on the days when commitment just isn’t that pretty.
It is your vision that will create the emotional connection between the actions you need to take to today, and the goals you aspire to achieve in the future. It is vision that reminds you WHY you set the alarm for 5am in the first place… why you started that home business… or why you quit that job to pursue a life of entrepreneurship.
When you say no to commitment, you’re actually saying no to your vision. You’re actually saying,
“My comfort today is more important than my future.”
The good news is, you have a choice. In every moment you get to choose whether you’re committed to your vision or whether you’ll settle for mediocrity.
And if you decide to settle, that’s okay. Just make sure you know what you’re doing. Make sure you know that’s the path you’re choosing every time you say no to the commitments you made to yourself and your life.
But I have a feeling that won’t be your choice.
I believe, now that you KNOW what it actually means, the next time you’re faced with the choice of:
- hitting the snooze button or going to the gym
- picking up the tv remote or picking up the telephone
- getting on another training webinar or implementing what you already know
I believe you will make the hard choice.
Now that you know, I believe you will choose commitment to your vision and to yourself.
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Jordan Maylea Ramirez
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