Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let's Talk Commitment...

In order for anything in life to work properly, there is one thing that must be present. That is commitment. Total and complete commitment. That's the magical key, the guarded secret, the Holy Grail if you will, of success.

Now I don't care if it's business, a lifestyle change, a personal relationship, or even just a passion or hobby...they all require a commitment to be successful. Anything done halfway is bound to fail. All things attempted without a measure of commitment are a waste of time.

Of course, all of this is just my opinion. That and a dollar will almost get you a cup of coffee now days. All I can go by is my personal experience and the experiences of my friends that believe as I do. I have found that I am most successful at those things to which I commit myself. Commitment goes by many names. Names like determination and strength of will.

However, commitment is a very personal thing. It has to be made by each individual. No one can make a commitment for you but you yourself. By the same token, you cannot commit to anything for anyone else. Each one of us must make our own commitments, we must be the captains of our own ships, the blazers of our own trails , the creators of our own destiny. Each of us must walk our own path, take responsibility for our own decisions, be aware of our own direction.

With this in mind, here is my simple suggestion. Don't try and work too many programs at once. Don't spread yourself so thin that you are unable to give a 100% to what ever you are working on. Pace yourself, pay proper attention to the details, work diligently but not desperately, stay within the guidelines of the program, and if you want to succeed then make the commitment.

Now...with all that said, let's get some fresh coffee!


blondie said...

Sounds like a plan Stan :)
I also need time to myself. So I try not to over commit to anything or anyone. Makes it easier to give 100% when you do jump in, you know?
Nice thought with my morning coffee.
Thanks Jim :))

Myrna said...

Smell that coffee !!

HermitJim said...

Hey Myrna...good to see ya! Thanks for dropping by. Help yourself to a big ole cup of the stuff! We'll sit on the patio and solve the problems of the world! Or something...


HermitJim said...

Blondie...I tried to post an answer to your comment a while back but blogger wouldn't take it! Guess it thought I was talking too much!

Just like the old saying goes " Take time to smell the roses". Time is the one treasure that we should always give ourselves a good portion of!

Good to see ya, Sweetie!

Will said...

Just when I was gettin comfortable with my coffee you have to go deep on me.

Your land looks pretty, but I bet it is rough out there.

HermitJim said...

Hey Will...good to see ya again! Sorry for getting off into the deep end, but I try and throw something like that in once in a while just to keep everyone on their toes...

The land is pretty rough for someone that's spend a lifetime in the city, but I have lived in the country before and pretty much know what to expect. Besides, if you check the link for the Ranch'll see that they have a swimming pool and ice machine and bar! As a land owner, I am allowed access to them all!

Thanks for dropping by!

Myrna said...

Those ammenities sound pretty swell. (who gets to clean the pool ?)

HermitJim said...

Hey Myrna...I'm pretty sure that they have some maintenance people to handle pool clean-up, rattlesnake roundup, all that sort of thing.

I'd even do the clean-up myself just to be able to use the pool once a week or so.


Myrna said...

Not sure I woiuld appreciate the rattlesnakes tho!!