Welcome to the new shorter version of SAM Moments™, which we are going to try to keep to just a couple of minutes each week.
What role does “Commitment” play in achieving your goals? To illustrate, have you ever heard the story at the breakfast table about “What’s the difference between ham and eggs?”
Answer: The chicken was involved, but the pig was committed.
Now I’m not saying that you have to risk it all to achieve your goals, but there is an element of risk when it comes to commitment in the form of time, effort and, of course, failure.
What I’m about to share with you is something that I wrote in 1992! It appeared in a newsletter that I used to produce called The Straub Report and it’s just as applicable today:
Commitment is very different from interest. The outcome of commitment is results. Committed people take action to get desired results no matter what difficulty is present. A shift in perception occurs here. The perceived value – of receiving a particular goal – becomes greater than the difficulties related to attaining them.
Commitment is the common element that enables you to act in disregard for your feelings. Once you are committed to a goal, you lose the freedom to act based on how you feel. Actions, not feelings, are what count…when it comes down to producing results.
I couldn’t say it better today. Thanks for joining us for SAM Moments!