Your Commitment Isn't Measured By Other People's Recognition.

Many of the greatest individuals of our universe have lived quiet lives of commitment, only to receive recognition after their passing. Whether it's art, science, business, or politics -- being recognized isn't a sign of your commitment. That, or the lack thereof. Being recognized isn't a measuring stick for your success. It's nice when it happened. It's not necessary. And it doesn't mean anything if it doesn't happen. Right away, or ever.

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How To Be Successful If You Weren't Raised to Be Committed.

ou're not a loser. You're not lazy. You just don't have the experience knowing the power of commitment. Knowing that if you stick with something for long enough, you'll end up with progress. And if that progress is towards a goal that has real meaning for you, you will feel so awesome when you experience that success. That entire experience, despite the struggle, is contagious. When you see it working, you want more of it.

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Your Commitment Is Only As Strong As Your Focus.

You can't do everything. You can't win everything. You can't multitask from idea to idea, hoping that's something you're doing is going to lead to an outcome you call success. Being committed demands more than that. Singular vision. You claiming exactly what you want for yourself. Not in fancy speeches, but in your attention to detail. In how you make the hard decision to avoid what is new and shiny in place of what matters most to you.

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11 Commitments You Should Make to Yourself

When you think about it, the idea of all the things you could do swirl around in that imaginative brain of yours. And one day, it may be a reality. But if it’s not your reality right now, don’t let that bog you down.Commit to appreciating what you have now. You’re doing the best you can. It will get better. Being grateful seems to have a way of bringing more things into our lives to be grateful for. 

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Mark McMorris: Too Committed To Be Broken.

Mark McMorris flew through the air doing a front side 360 degree flip at high speed. Fog was settling over the terrain. He went a little too far left and hit a tree from ten feet up in the air. It stopped him abruptly and painfully landed him on the ground. His brother and friends ran to his rescue. His jaw was hanging- the lower detached from the upper. He was in excruciating pain. He was vomiting. His friends didn’t know what to do. So they talked to him. Trying to keep him awake and alert. Praying he didn’t die while they waited for medical help. 

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How To Be Committed When You Don't Feel Like It.

So look to those who are committed. Find motivation from the stories of those who have demonstrated the commitment you so desperately need for yourself. Embrace their struggle. Remind yourself pointedly that you're just as human as they are. You're just as talented and driven as them. If they can do it so can you.

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How to Stay Committed On the Inside.

What you do is a direct result of who you are. What you believe is possible. How you interpret the opinions of other people. Recently I was able to spend time with Jim Fortin to dig a bit deeper into the underlying impact of thoughts and subconscious bias on achieving success. I don't know that I've ever spoken to someone who so powerfully encapsulates the pursuit of success like he does. Not loud and gregarious, he speaks earnestly. Intelligently. Factually.

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11 Ways You are Sabotaging Your Commitments.


Today we continue our discussion of staying completely committed. I know it’s easier said than done. But when you get to the point that commitment to self and commitment to your business and your livelihood is your priority, staying committed will be a big piece of red velvet cake (that you won’t eat because you committed to being healthier). Sometimes we have a tendency to sabotage all the things we say we want by even the smallest actions that we don’t even know we are doing. So let’s take a look at 11 Ways You are Sabotaging Your Commitments.  

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Manoj Bhargava: Committed To Doing It Better.

t comes from growing up with neighbors who only had light a few hours a day in his childhood. It comes from the experiences he had while traveling through the mountains of India. He is determined to change the world with any and all of the newest innovative ideas. No matter the cost. And without any regard to how much money he could possibly make or how much he has to spend. He just wants to make a difference. That is his big commitment.  

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You Can Be Committed Whenever You Damn Well Please.

If you have screwed up in the past, you can change all of that right now. If you've been flaky and noncommittal, wavering, ambivalent, or uninspired, you can set a new course almost instantaneously. You just resolve to be committed. For this one thing, right now. For this moment, right now. You don't need to think about or solve the long-term effects of commitment or how unreliable you might have been in the past when you've tried to commit.

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When You Set Limits On Your Commitment.

Maybe you only stick with your weight loss journey as long as other people notice you and are cheering you on. It's different for each of us. Those limits. But they're real and they control everything about what you do. Consciously. And subconsciously. Once you exceed the limits of your commitment, you are guaranteed to give up. Guaranteed to slow down. Guaranteed to back away from doing the hard things that ultimately decide your success. 

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11 Ways To Start Staying Completely Committed

The misconception about commitment is that everything has to be some big grand gesture or that commitment needs to match the grandeur. That is completely opposite the truth. Follow through is the key to commitment. So, don’t plan on doing everything on this list. Start small. One at a time. One day at a time. One week at a time. Staying completely committed is more about consistency than quantity. Small changes make a big difference.

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Team Hoyt: Enough Commitment For All Of Them

Together they have competed in and finished 6 ironman competitions. In 1992, the duo biked and ran 3735 miles across the US -- in 45 days flat. And at 77 years old, Dick Hoyt is still racing with his son. Ask yourself a tough question. What is it in your life that you are that committed to following through with? What is it that drives you to do the hard things regardless of how bad it hurts? When is the last time you could look at yourself in the mirror and know that in that one thing you are completely committed? 

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Success Is Measured In Purposeful Moments. Not Years.

You can't multitask your way to purpose. You have to approach it with a singular interest on results. So while you're busy today living your life, doing all the things that you think need to be done so that you can start pursuing your purpose, remember the power of tiny moments. Remember that your purpose is meant for these busy moments. And success is ultimately determined by how you use them.

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Only You Get To Decide Your Purpose.

And you might be convinced to agree with them. But for a moment, take a step back and think about every great breakthrough in history. Someone told that person that their idea was crazy. That their purpose was unimportant and inconsequential. That they wouldn't make it. That they shouldn't try. On and on and on and on. History is littered with the opinions of people who are 100% committed to convincing you that your purpose is a joke. And that you shouldn't waste a moment trying.

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11 Strategies To Start Putting Your Purpose in Motion.

With all this purpose floating around, it’s about time we talked about how to put your purpose in motion. After all, without forward motion, your purpose is just going to be standing still right next to you. And that won’t do anyone any good. So here are 11 strategies to help you out your purpose into motion. All of them work. Find a few that work best for you.

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Howard Schultz: A Purpose Beyond Coffee.

As part of the overhaul, Starbucks offers tuition repayment programs for all it’s employees. It also offers full healthcare benefits to everyone, even part-time workers along with stock options. Howard doesn’t think of the people who work at Starbucks as just employees, he considers them as partners. And Howard just keeps meeting the needs of the people. He recently announced that Starbucks would hire 10,000 military vets and their spouses, as well as 10,000 refugees. 

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How To Miss Less, Win More, And Make Each Moment Matter.

It's not crazy to take that a step further and refine your schedule down to a series of hour by hour activities. Sometimes, even minute by minute. And then leave yourself some room for self-reflection. Time to review how purposeful you have actually been. Could you have spent your time in a more useful way? Did you get the results you were expecting from your effort? What specifically could you do better next time to achieve the outcome you have been working towards?

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Don't Let Jealousy Rob You Of Your Purpose.

Either you can pursue your purpose with every ounce of your being. Or you can be consumed by the unfairness you perceive in those around you. You can let yourself get carried away with envy and fear. That's no way to act or behave. But it's all too common. Especially when you're working hard and are tired of the fight. When you give all that you have and still feel like it's not enough to make you a winner. You look around at others and you start to feel a sense of indignation. 

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