Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.

Commitment is the ability to stick with something long after the initial excitement is gone. Anyone can set a goal but until you decide and commit to getting things done, it would not happen. As Aristotle, once quipped: “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Commitment is a power we all posess but we do not explore it because greatness has a cost. You can either commit to medicority or excellence, productivity or non productivity, happiness or sadness. The moment you commit providence and the universe get the things you need around you.

  The price of greatness is hardwork but the challenge for most of us is that we want to have the joy of winning without the commitment to succeed. The Principle of life is pretty straightforward what you see is what you get gabage in gabage out.

The chicken was involved but the Pig was Committed

There is a business fable about the chicken and the pig which is a metaphor for commitment to a project or cause.:

When producing a dish made of eggs with ham or bacon, the pig provides the ham or bacon which requires his or her sacrifice and the chicken provides the eggs which are not difficult to produce. Thus the pig is really committed to that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish.

Denzel Washington Speech on Commitment

11 February 2017, Pasadena, California, 2017

[Winner, Most Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture]

Thanks writers of Fences

Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish. It’s not easy. If it were easy there’d be no Kerry Washington. If it were easy there’d be no Taraji Henson, (corrects himself) P  Henson, it it were easy there’d be no Octavia Spencer. But Not only that, if it were easy there’d be no Viola Davis. If it were easy there’d be no Mykelti Williamson, no Stephen McKinley Henderson, no Russell Hornsby, if it were easy there’d be no Denzel Washington.

So, keep working, keep striving, never give up, fall down seven times, get up eight.

Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.

Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.

So keep moving, keep growing, keep learning.

See you at work.

TD Jakes on Commitment speech

You think greatness goes on sale

Write this down, you cannot have relationship without reciprocity. You cannot have true relationship without reciprocity. You cannot get into a relationship to get and not give. And, I want you to ask yourselves do you give as good as you get? Add up what you’re getting and weigh it against what you’re giving. And, then you will know whether you’re really joined to anything. Yeah, people ‘ll to come to work. They take a job. They’re not committed to the job. They want the check. They want the check. Well, everybody want some money, baby. I’m gonna say it again. Everybody want some money, baby. I’m just here for the check. That’s why it’s not gonna work for you. You don’t understand the reciprocity. Anybody want some money. But, if you’re not willing to give at least as good as you get, it will not last.

 And, you’re getting older. And, you’re running out of time, and running out of excuses, and running out of people to blame. Wonder what would’ve happened in school if you’d been committed. Wondered what would’ve happened in your marriage if you’d been committed. Wondered what would’ve happened in your church if you’d have really thrown your whole self.

All the best in your quest to get better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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