There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, then you only do it when it’s convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
I used to be committed to being financially successful which meant my whole life revolved around working hard while my focus was clear and objective in providing for my family and improving the quality of life expected. Before that I worked hard, but never pushed myself beyond interest. In fact, my belief is that balance plays an important role in lifestyle. However, that doesn’t mean when the going gets tough or your aim requires commitment, you shouldn’t push yourself to the limit.
Being totally committed, and having time to carry out your hobbies and interests can be part of life. If you have many responsibilities, are married, have children, and are a gym rat then organization is key. It means shaping your life in a way that suits your clock. Investing in learning best form to reach your goals is essential.
“I remember having my English school, Queen’s English for Professionals in the late 80s. To get better in those days, a subscription was paid to receive a monthly newsletter on tips for becoming a better professional, from the USA via Time Magazine. Such resourcefulness was brilliant, and it helped me improve running the business. Nowadays though with online facilities there are hundreds of gurus teaching their wisdom on how to be more creative and successful.”
Perhaps going to bed early and getting up early provide the extra time required to prepare for the day ahead, and or prepackaging cooked non processed food not only provides the essential healthy food to be more productive, but it saves time from cooking every meal. Kept in convenient Tupperware, you can have your nutrition balanced out over the course of the day. This saves much time while cutting out on eating fast food while carrying out your career goals.
At my age I’m in the interest mode, but younger people, if they want to make it will have to take the initiative to commit enthusiastically. Sacrifices might be made, but with careful planning and execution, the make it or break it barrier will be broken.
Have a great day!
Prof. Carl Boniface
Commitment (n) = promise, pledge, vow, obligation, assurance, obligation
Expected (adj) = predictable, probable, likely, anticipated, projected
Tough (adj) = threatening, difficult, hard, (ant) pleasant
Gym rat (n) = (slang) an exercise and fitness enthusiast who spends a lot of time at the gym, working out frequently or for long periods of time.
Make or break (idiom) = be the factor which decides whether (something) will succeed or fail. "The soundtrack can make or break a production."