Atualizado: 26 de out.
Straight up, having the balls to get committed takes courage, as it depletes your time which as a commodity is your lifeblood. I'm not talking about your average seven-to-eight-hours work day. I’m referring to busting your balls and working outside your comfort zone.
Total commitment means getting passionate about whatever it is you are working on, committing all-out, and then making enough effort to create a win-win situation. Time is the most valuable commodity. So precious that you are unable to buy more. Once lost, it can never be replenished. Time is also the commodity that is most often wasted by people. Therefore, if your life depends on it, the only way to make it count is fully committing to your goals and obligations.
Responsibilities, obligations, and self-actualization drives you to new heights! You might be out of your comfort zone, but the rewards are far greater than not committing and staying in it, and saying you don’t care. Deep down we all care, and it’s important to push ourselves to improve even if total commitment is the only answer. Total commitment is what keeps us motivated, pumped up to try until, and focused on the target.
As a father, witnessing my daughter come home from work at 12 o’clock midnight because she had work to catch up on stuff gave me a really good feeling about what it takes to be successful, when most people would rather stay at home and watch television. I’m certain, she would have preferred to relax in what should have been her free time, but instead she committed entirely because she understands that time is money, and if she put her own personal interests first, she wouldn’t be where she is today.
I challenge anyone reading today’s blog to reanalyze your commitments and come to the conclusion that if you are not fully committed then you can only blame yourself, if and when difficulties arise.
Prof. Carl Boniface
Straight up (idiom) = truthfully, honestly
Having balls (idiom) = If you say that someone has balls, you mean that they have courage.
Lifeblood (n) = sap, essence, life force, spark of life, élan vital
Bust (one’s) balls (idiom) = To exert a significant amount of energy to do, accomplish, or complete something, especially with great haste. I've been busting my balls all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting.
Self-actualization (n) = the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.