This is Part 3. If you missed Part 1 and 2, be sure to go back and read them.
Commitment means being bound by a course of action to bring about the desired results. It is one of the most powerful personal traits we can aim to achieve.
Our greatest leaders and the most successful business people all share common belief systems – determination, strength of purpose, and commitment.
Being committed to yourself, your goals, your business and your relationships is what raises you above the mediocre, because people who honor their commitments stand out in the crowd.
By honoring your commitments, you keep your promises and stay true to your word. Honoring your commitments also means that you promise to see them through to the very end, come what may.
Not honoring your commitment destroys your credibility, dependability, and trustworthiness.
3. Commitment to Success
Success doesn’t just happen. Success occurs when determination, a desire to succeed, strength of purpose and a commitment to achieve your goals are present.
Successful people commit to achieving better than their best. For them, commitment becomes an instinctual habit they practice every day.
However, commitment is not merely about the intention or the strength of your promises, it is about taking action. Even the strongest commitment is just another broken promise unless a commitment to take action occurs.
Study the commonalities successful people possess and you will find at the heart of their success a series of small and large goals they work on with a determination to succeed and a commitment to go the distance.
Be sure to read part four in my next post.