Invest in Yourself

Anyone can have a desire, a dream, a wish or good intentions. Anyone can start something and go with full force until the first or second or maybe the third obstacle challenges that decision. But it’s the person with commitment who WILL GO ALL THE WAY!

Commitment is the reason why some people succeed and others wonder if they ever will. Commitment is the reason why winners keep winning and losers never make it.

The difference between success and failure is the “commitment threshold.” When your commitment threshold is low, failure is around the corner. Great achievers are always trying to increase their commitment thresholds. They don’t allow past victories, defeats, successes or failures to stop them.

It’s akin to an investment and we always say you commit to yourself, not to your diet (for example). So therefore, commitment is investing in yourself as well. And you can’t fake it - people know when you’re not committed; it’s reflected in your actions and behaviours.

A committed person never gives up, despite obstacles; they keep walking towards their goals not allowing even the slightest discomfort to distract them. That’s the difference between intentions/interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit, but when you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

Persevere in the face of challenges.

-Erik Ledin