Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
People often see the champion astride the podium receiving awards and praise. What people do not see are the heart wrenching struggles it took to get there. People often see the fruit of the tree, but never the struggle the tree had going from the seed to the mature tree. Success comes from commitment.
Commitment means making something you want a priority and being determined to achieve it. It means doing the same work whether someone is watching or not. It means passing up some of those fun things "other" people do since you are committed to your goal. It means measuring and valuing the things you have in your life in terms of how much they support or hinder your commitment to your goal. Commitment means having the strength to discard that does not help you get what you want. Commitment means seeking people and ideas that foster your goal.
The prize of commitment is not the podium, but the step by step process of getting there. The journey of commitment and its value comes from reshaping yourself into something closer to your potential. It has been theorized that self actualization is peek of individual accomplishment.
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