If you want to achieve success in life, you must first decide to commit to your success.
Do you want to know what my qualifications are for writing about personal growth and development? I can honestly tell you in one word: none. I have no formal education in any field involving or related to personal development. I haven’t previously held a job in or related to the field. I haven’t done an apprenticeship or internship or studied under any personal development gurus.
I have, however, studied on my own, and I have done so for my entire adult life. For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong interest in bettering myself and working to improve all facets of my life that I wasn’t 100% satisfied with. I have read numerous books on various personal development topics including health, wealth and generating income, career building, success, spirituality, networking, relationships of all kinds, time management, motivation, achieving and maintaining balance in life, and more. I have also read countless articles about these topics on the internet and in magazines over the years.
What can I say? I think that self-education is the most undervalued form of learning that there is. Too many people have the attitude that if someone else isn’t teaching them something, then they’re just not going to learn anything new unless it happens by accident. This is a very passive way to go through life, and while it may work for some people, it certainly doesn’t suit me. I have always aggressively sought to devour information that is new to me and to learn new skills, ideas and approaches. This aggressive learning nature serves as fuel for me – fuel to succeed, fuel to work on this blog, fuel to improve myself, fuel to improve my life, and fuel to always be on the lookout for new or better ways to improve.
I do not, by any means, consider myself a personal development guru or even a personal development expert. I have simply compiled a wealth of knowledge on the subject over a long period of time, and I enjoy sharing that knowledge with others in hopes that they can benefit from it as much as I have. I have, as most people do, a busy life. This blog, which is nearly 3 months old now, costs me a lot of time and requires a lot of work, but I’m perfectly okay with that. Why? Because I have committed to my success. I am committed to the success of this blog. I am committed to success in life.
You too, must commit to your success in everything that you do. Otherwise, there is no point in doing it, and you are wasting your time. Personally, there is nothing in this world that I despise more than wasting my time. Life is too short, which makes time the most valuable asset that I have.
If you want to succeed, whether at work, on a side project, in building a family, in a hobby, in developing a new skill, or in anything else in life, you must commit to your success. The odds of you achieving success by accident are very slim.
Commit to your success by giving everything you’ve got to accomplishing your goals and achieving that success.
If you don’t, then you’re doomed to almost inevitable failure.
What does it mean to commit to your success?
To commit to your success means to give everything you’ve got to succeeding at whatever you are doing. It means going above and beyond. Give freely of yourself, your time, your energy, your resources to achieving your goals.
How many successful people do you know who say that their success just fell into their lap – that they didn’t work hard for it, they didn’t earn it, and that it just came to them one day out of nowhere? How many successful people do you know who didn’t decide at some point to commit to their success?
Some people would have you believe that the formula for success is complex and that when it really comes down to the nuts and bolts of it, luck plays a bigger part than anything else. This is simply not true. The formula for success is actually a very simple one. It can be summarized in two steps. First, commit to your success. Second, use that commitment to fuel yourself, to multiply motivation, to focus and drive yourself to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
How many people do you know who gave up and reached success? How many people do you know who never gave up, yet failed to succeed? Never give up. Commit to your success.