Why do so many people begin things and not finish them? Why do some projects begin at the speed of light and end up with a foul ball? Although many factors may be involved, it usually comes down to a lack of commitment. If you are truly committed to a project you will cover all your bases and score a homerun.
True commitment is the catalyst for making things happen. I like the way Goethe said it,
“That moment when one finally commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”
Before taking on a project or venturing out, consider if you find the cause worthy of your unwavering commitment. For instance, ask yourself, “Is it worth it in the long run to invest a little time and money to overcome the hurdles to your success?” This should be a no-brainer because I know you to be one who is destined for success. Success takes commitment. So here’s the strategy for your to consider:
Get on First Base: Talk about your goal as you move forward with your project. Share what you are doing with colleagues, friends, and family. You will begin to notice people giving you tips or ideas or spurring you on as they see your commitment and involvement.
Round Second Base: Let people know how you have been able to incorporate their ideas into the plan. True commitment inspires others to support you from the stands.
Run to Third Base: Expect to encounter a few stumbling blocks like fatigue or discouragement, but find a way to overcome the barriers. Keep your energy up, your eye on the coach, and your goal as home plate.
Slide into Home Plate: When the time is right, press on to complete your home run. Celebrate the run with those who helped along the way.
Making a personal commitment resolving to see things through. This principle is a foundation of excellence in leadership. Be steady in your commitment and enjoy the accomplishment, but even more importantly, enjoy the people you’ve grown to know better along the way.
“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.” (Psalm 37:5-6 NLT)