COMMITMENT; SECRET TO GREATNESS
In the game of life, I have never known anyone who achieved great success by simply being interested in what they do. The road to success is littered with people who are interested in achieving something, but it takes more than interest, or even passion, it takes commitment to be great at something. I’d like to say this; commitment to one’s goals is, for me, the most important rule to overcome the gap between knowing and doing. Without it, we fall prey to procrastination, bad habits, laziness, rationalization and a host of goals defeating problems.
Commitments often require sacrifice in order to achieve a particular goal. When you are committed to your goal, attaining them is easier. Your goal in the context will mean those things you know!! If what you know will transform your life truly, then doing them requires a great deal of commitment. Being committed means doing whatever it takes. It does not mean walking all over fellow workers or stabbing people in the back to attain your goals. It does mean making those extra effort to do what is expected of you even if they are not pleasurable at that time.
Being committed isn’t often easy, and it takes considerable time and effort. Nigerians in general are impatient; we don’t like to stand on line or wait; we want what we want right now. Commitment requires strong self – discipline, and a persistent inner voice to urge us on. Self discipline grows out of our commitment to our goals.
To stay committed, you have to gain control over your mind, your mind wants pleasure, but you must train it to want what you want. Most time your inner voice will tell you to abandon it, you’ve tried, you deserve to rest but your written commitment is saying; young man you need to press further; just a little push and you’ll be there. You’ll always have this conflict until you make your mind to believe and say what you really want.
Real commitment takes courage, sacrifice, and perseverance.