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Pessimism never won any battle.
-- Dwight D Eisenhower
 

 

Saturday, June 13, 1998

Commitment

How can you tell if you’re fully committed to reaching a particular goal? It’s easy. Commitment makes itself evident when the obstacles start to appear.

It’s one thing to be excited about beginning a new pursuit. It is something altogether different to keep going long after the initial thrill has faded, when very real and very difficult challenges begin to emerge. Anyone can express their commitment in words. True commitment is shown by actions, by persistence, by the willingness to do whatever it takes.

The only way to be truly and irrevocably committed to a goal, is to make sure that the goal has meaning for you. You absolutely must find a way to personally relate to and connect with the goal. Make that connection, understand precisely what’s in it for you, and your commitment will make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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