Do You Know What Commitment Really Means?

I don’t know your name or age; I don’t know what you want or desire. Further, I don’t even know which part of the world are you reading this from. But, I do know one thing: No matter who you are, where you stay, whatever your age may be and whatever you do, until…….and unless YOU commit to success, you, sadly are going to live a mediocre and unfulfilling life.

What DO I mean by ‘Commitment?’

What Commitment Really MeansCommitment is a high performing (completely legal and healthy) drug which is made of goals, focus, action & adaption, pain (lots of pain!), reflection, and persuasion which you have to consume daily till you get to your desired goal. Period.

Stop giving excuses of why one or more aspect of your life (whether it be your health, relationships, work, or knowing your purpose of existence) is not where you want it to be. Instead, take responsibility, and then commit to making it happen no matter what. Even if you don’t read anything else ever, just remember this is how success is attained-through massive commitment.

What I DON’T mean by ‘Commitment?’

Next, understand commitment does not mean trying and giving up when you feel you have had enough because you don’t have money (create it), no support (build it), no clarity of the future (reflect and find mentors) or any other excuse you convince yourself with, and sell to others to hide the fact that you gave up!

Let me give you an example from the set of people I have a lot of passion and respect for: Entrepreneurs (as I am one myself). Sadly, there is this one phrase which has become so linked to entrepreneurs in today’s era known as a ‘start-up.’ Now, let me tell you what to do if you own one or know someone who does-STOP calling it a start-up! A start-up is not a commitment. It is a lose phrase that too often, especially in the technological era, intelligent, well meaning folks with great ideas use to shield themselves from criticism that if things don’t work out for them tomorrow, they can say ‘Oh, I/we tried, but because of A,B,C,D,E….P,Q,L,M,N and X,Y,Z (economy, money, partner or investor issue, etc, etc.) I/we had to shut it.’


I may be being harsh on you, but trust me I love you and I really do care for you which is why I want to ensure when you finish reading this article, you really understand what commitment is and what it isn’t.

Next, I want to help you develop commitment the way I have defined it over here. Go ahead, sign-up for consistent motivation from us and equip your mind with tools to live a more powerful and resourceful life.

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-Ashish Janiani


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