Management expert Ken Blanchard is credited with saying, “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
I learned this concept from Jody Moore, a master certified life coach, who shared these examples:
We might want to start a business but not take the steps needed to progress on this goal. If so, we are only interested.
We are usually committed to picking our kids up from school, and will find a way no matter what. Even if something prevents us from getting there we will make sure someone is there to get them.
We could be either interested in or committed to a regular exercise routine. If we are interested we will only go when we want to or “have time”. If we are committed, we go even if we don’t feel like it and we make time.
When you set goals are you truly committed to reaching those goals? Do you want to thrive, not just survive? If you need some tips on thriving, reread my posts Why Am I Doing This Anyway? and I Know Who I Am When I See What I Do. Being passionate about your life helps you stay committed. Don’t be afraid to take the first step or to fail! Failure is not taking action. You either succeed or you learn. I believe both are a win!
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