In a previous post, I wrote about success and in a different post, I wrote about how to understand your purpose. I shared that you must have your own definition of success and you must know your purpose based on your walk in life.
I have learned that when you know both of these things you are ready for commitment.
I love the below saying regarding commitment by John Assaraf, a professional trainer and coach:
- When you are interested,
- You do what is convenient.
- When you are committed,
- You do whatever it takes.
I once read the story of Rick Hansen, the author of Going the Distance. He was in an automobile accident at age 15 and sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
He became dedicated and committed to raising money for spinal cord research.
To make a long story short, Rick Hansen pushed himself around the world (over 25 months – 40,000km) and he raised $24 million for spinal cord research.
For me, that’s the true definition of commitment: when you are willing to ‘go the distance’.
How committed are you to achieving your definition of success and walking in your true purpose… are you willing to ‘go the distance’?
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