What Are You Committed To? The 4 Factors for Effective Commitment

Part 1 of 4

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.

1. Commitment to Life

Those who commit to living a successful, fulfilled life become the most successful, and fulfilled people.

Commitment is not simply about making a half-hearted promise to yourself that you may keep when “all the stars are aligned satisfactorily”; commitment involves making a promise to yourself that you will see through to the very end.

However, commitment doesn’t mean following through on a goal that, for whatever reason, becomes misaligned or doesn’t prove to be the goal you originally wanted to achieve.

Making a promise that changes direction is quite separate from breaking a promise.

To lead a fulfilled and happy life that raises you above the mediocre and clearly sets you on a path to achieve your life goals is what commitment is all about.

Be sure to read part two in my next post.

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