Lincoln. Mahatma Ghandi. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Names from our history books. . . names from the fabric of our
lives. Names that we hold in high esteem, because these people changed
the world. By any gage of historical measure, they lived truly
successful lives. They did so with unswerving energy. They did so
with passion. They did so because of the single facet of life that more
than any other determines great success: total commitment to a good and noble
you change your world? How can you build an exciting and thriving
career? How can you have a great marriage, grow a loving family. . . how
do you get from here to there?
lies in the consciousness of an honest purpose in life. It is this
purpose, this ever-pervading passion, that ignites the very best in us.
Our lives, and our influence upon those around us, are fashioned by one aspect
more then any other: the level and focus of our commitment.
we live in a politically correct culture. A world where, generally
speaking, commitment lies only as deep as the realm of current popular
Whatever’s going to be easiest. . . or make us the most
popular. . . or make us the most money. . . that must be the way to go. But
when you and I look for things upon which to truly marvel, what do we
Who are the people who earn our feelings of greatest respect and
admiration? It’s certainly true. Those who we hold in highest
esteem are the men and women who have remained steadfast in their commitment,
true to their principles, and unshakeable in their resolve.
So. . .
you want tremendous professional success? Commit yourself to excellence
in everything you do (and then do it, and do it, and do it!). You want a
great marriage? Totally commit to your partner. You want an
awesome relationship with your kids? Commit to them. . . to their
interests. . . and try to see the world through their eyes.
life is exactly what you make it. Figure out what you really want, know
where you’re heading and then commit yourself. Not mamby pamby, not
only when its easy or popular, but like Lincoln, Gandhi, Teresa, and King . .
. 1000%! Do this, and the world will lay itself at your feet. The
world knows no more powerful force than a person totally committed to a good
and noble purpose.
piece is part of the Creattitude series, published by The Tim
Autrey Group, Ltd.