“There’s no abiding success without commitment.”
― Tony Robbins
Learn to Fall in Love With the Process
After graduating from college, I fully immersed myself in the professional world. With the main focus on building my career, I dedicated most of my time to work. In just a few short years, I had gained close to fifteen to twenty pounds of fat.
What stopped me from sacrificing my health for the sake of climbing the corporate ladder was this:
The low quality of life I was experiencing.
My senior colleagues were my examples if I had followed their path.
But one night before taking a shower, I stared at myself in the mirror and was disgusted with what I saw. There were fats all over my body. There were clumps hanging from places I have never seen before.
I asked myself:
- “What have I become?”
- “Why am I sacrifice my health for the sake of chasing money?”
- “What’s the value of money if I don’t have the health to enjoy it?”
After feeling tired of being tired, I decided to improve my health. On that life-changing moment, I refused to accept my current state of life.
As a result, I raised my standards and committed to a permanent lifestyle change.
Initially, I didn’t experience any progress. Despite not getting positive results immediately, I didn’t give up. Not knowing what to do, I asked others for help.
Fortunately, I was able to find a workout program I can adhere to.
With a high level of dedication, I made exercising daily a top priority. In addition to moving my body, I changed my diet by decreasing the caloric intake.
Even though I was extremely committed, there were still times when I felt deflated to take caring of my health. What helped me overcome those demotivating times was reminding myself of why I started in the first place.
My reason for getting healthy is to unlock my fullest potential so I can perform my best in everything I do.
Having a deep sense of purpose helped me neglect my temporary negative emotions and do what my highest self desired. I understood that taking care of my body and mind is a privilege that I will do for the rest of my life.
It was not a task that I can do temporarily and expect lasting results.
It must be a constant practice.
It was my new lifestyle.
With that destination in mind, I had clarity – a clear sense of direction.
Now, I look forward to every workout regardless of how tired or energetic I feel. In addition, I enjoy eating healthy foods because they nourish my body and mind.
Living a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong journey. As a result, I’ve learned to enjoy the process, the negative, positive, and everything in between.
Remind Yourself of Your “Why”
Whatever goals you’re trying to achieve, you will inevitably be challenged with obstacles.
Afterwards, envision the positive outcomes and benefits of following through with your intentions. Align your actions, words, and thoughts to create your desired results.
To get what you want, you must dedicate time and effort to those tasks that add up to great achievements. It’s about those consistent work that you do every day that add up to big changes.
Don’t underestimate the small activities you engage in on a daily basis. It’s those little wins that sum up to huge victories.
Anything great takes time and labor to build.
It’s not about the destination, but rather it’s about the journey. It’s about the person you’re growing and becoming. However, with a target in mind, there is no passage.
Success Comes With A High Level of Commitment
Without a high amount of level of dedication, there is no success. Commitment and success go hand in hand. Anyone who has achieved greatness rarely dabbled in his or her work.
Let’s take a look at some successful people in the world.
For example, Steve Jobs started Apple back in 1976. But despite being fired from a company he co-founded, Steve Jobs eventually was brought back to Apple when it acquired his second company NeXT.
Even though losing something he created by his own hands, Steve Jobs didn’t perish by persevering and starting something else. He built another enterprise with the lessons he had learned in his previous company. His intention was never to outshine Apple or to be employed by them again.
But his dedicated work and a high level of commitment helped him produced a successful venture in the higher education and business markets sector.
Now, let’s look at Elon Musk.
In addition to changing the electric car industry for the better by producing zero-emission vehicles, he also invested in SpaceX for the possibility of colonization at Mars.
After designing the spacecraft for four years, the first shuttle launch failed in 2006. Two more unsuccessful launches occurred during 2006 to 2008. Despite losing hundreds of millions of dollars per attempt, Elon musk persisted to get the fourth try.
Fortunately, the spacecraft Falcon 1 made it to Earth’s orbit on its fourth and what would have been the last chance. After that achievement, SpaceX received funding from NASA. Later, different rocket engines were designed.
At the International Astronautical Conference in 2016, Musk announced the possibility of having an interplanetary Transport System by designing spacecraft, which can carry 100 passengers per trip to Mars.
Staying committed to his vision of colonizing Mars, Elon Musk overcame endless challenges by putting in the work to solve his overarching problems.
Steve Jobs and Elon Musk are just two examples.
Throughout history, there have been countless great leaders and innovators who have dedicated a tremendous amount of time towards their craft and goals.
To think you’re any different would be unwise.
Therefore, you must also devote yourself to your vision for yourself with the utmost intensity.
Having a strong dedication to your goals is what will create the results you want. Your unwavering level of commitment can move mountains.
When you feel unmotivated, you can revisit your “why” and get the inspiration you’ll need to go forward.
To get the positive outcomes you want in life, you must become the man who deserves those rewards. You must learn, grow, and put in the required work to earn them.
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