“Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth – that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Once you have determined your goals and begin to take action, the one single trait that will keep you going in the face of obstacles is your commitment to what you want to accomplish.
A strong commitment is the single most important characteristic you can develop. With it, you can overcome any obstacle. Without it, you are doomed to fail.
When things do not go the way you want and they certainly will, it is your own level of commitment that is tested. If your commitment is strong, you will get through whatever is happening. Whether you are in a new relationship, starting a business, or wanting to lose a few pounds, the same principle applies. You must be totally committed.
Supposing for a moment you want to start your own business. This is a popular practice right now and many people are facing the challenges and reaping the rewards of self employment.
If you are starting a new business, you must be committed to succeeding. In his classic book, Think and Grow Rich‚ Napoleon Hill talks about “burning all your bridges.”
The reason is that, if you have no other choice, you will use all of your resources to accomplish what you want.
Be careful of the trap of fence sitting. This practice has been the downfall of many well intentioned people. You must be committed.
Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. If he had given up, you would be reading this by candlelight.
One way to increase your level of commitment is to ask yourself why you are doing this in the first place. What will it mean to you to you reach this goal?
Write down the reasons why you will succeed and why you will not quit.
Commit to your dreams now!
This post is excerpt, The Little Book That Can Change Your Life, available now on Amazon Kindle.