Updated: March 5, 2020
There is no real connection between what we want and what we get in life. Look around and notice at how each person wants many and different things.
And if I start a poll here in my blog and ask who wants to be wealthy, then I’m sure I’d get a pretty unanimous response. And we all know that unfortunately, not everyone will become millionaires.
That’s why I say that there is no real connection between what we want and what we get in life.
However, there is a connection between what we get and what we are committed to experiencing. Because commitment is that do-whatever-it-takes mindset that keeps your eyes on the prize.
With commitment, there is a sense of no turning back.
And in dedicating yourself to your goals, new possibilities and opportunities often emerge – most of which don’t reveal themselves to someone with less focus.
Consider how a lot of people approach a new endeavor. They’re willing to do it as long as it’s convenient.
The trouble with having that leaning towards convenience, as opposed to commitment, becomes more apparent when problems arise.
With the inevitable challenges and obstacles that come with pursuing a goal, the path of least resistance is to follow one’s feelings and do what appears to be most convenient.
And this usually means quitting. This explains why most do not get what they want but instead get what they are committed to – their comfort.
To break out of this self-sabotaging pattern, simply return to and remain present at your commitment, as life forces you to choose between commitment and convenience.
Success requires clarity to what’s at stake and what it is that you are committed to doing. Then, whether you feel like it or not, do it anyway.
As you develop the habit of honoring commitments, life will take on new direction. Deliberate, focused action toward goals, will replace sitting around hoping that your wishes can come true.
Successful people are often those who honor their commitments, and decide to live deliberately in pursuit of them.