When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful. Everyone has heard this famous quote from Eric Thomas, but what does it mean?
Everyone has dreams and everyone wants to live a successful life. But it all comes down to how bad you want it. If you are willing to sacrifice the things others won’t, and work like your life depends on it. You are on the right path.
It’s about commitment and focus. It’s about living actively instead of living passively.
To make sure you achieve your goals, here are the four important lessons on commitment and how it fuels
1. Give Up The Excuses
As long as you have excuses, you will never have success. In order to be fully committed, it’s important that you let go of the excuses. Excuses are nothing but the lies that make you give up on your dream.
Don’t have enough time? Set your priorities and eliminate tasks ruthlessly. Don’t know how? Find a mentor. Feel lazy and unmotivated? Determine your true purpose.
2. Go From Interested to Committed
There’s a big difference between being interested in success and being committed to succeed.
One is wishful thinking and the other is taking responsibility.
When you just want to succeed, when you’re just interested – you’ll find excuses to give up. You may blame your boss, your education, your family, and so on. But when you are committed, you’ll take a hundred percent responsibility and work for your dreams with absolute dedication.
3. Know Exactly Why You Want It
“He who has a why can endure any how.” – Frederick Nietzsche
Now you know that commitment makes a world of a difference. It’s time to apply this knowledge. Understand your motivation. Why do you want to succeed? Is it for your family? Is it for your children? Or is it to prove that you’re worth something to yourself?
Understanding your WHY will help you reach another level in your life.
You are intrinsically motivated when you accomplish something because it is personally rewarding to you. You want to do something because of an internal desire.
Going for a run every morning because you love the runner’s high and the energy it gives you for the day
Clean your home because you it makes you feel calm and organized
You are extrinsically motivated when you act or accomplish something for external rewards such as fame, money, praise, and grades. Extrinsic motivation comes from external situations, such as when you want to receive praise, study for a test, or exercise because you don’t want to look silly or out of shape in front of others
4.Focus : All You Want Is To Be Successful
You don’t care about going out for drinks every weekend. You don’t care about other peoples perceptions. All you want is to be successful. You are working day in and day out on your goals. You know clearly what you’re trying to accomplish and you’re going after it with everything you’ve got. No one will stop you. You will be successful.