I watched a video some time back about the difference in being interested or committed. Before watching that short video I had never really thought about the difference. After I had watched it, I could recognize the different traits in some of my friends and associates. The video was presented by John Assaraff. Now if you ever watched the movie “The Secret” you may remember John from there.
The question he asked “What is the difference between Interest and Commitment?” So let’s look at what the difference is. The person who is interested in something is the person who may never achieve his/her goals. Yes, they want to achieve but will make every excuse in the book why it is not happening, why things are working for them. They will not accept the fact they are the PROBLEM. They will blame people around and other circumstances and do not see that they have to change their way of thinking. Unfortunately, they believe that the goals that they had set for themselves are well beyond their capabilities and knowledge and they accept their failure.
However, then we have the person who is full of commitment. The committed person will do everything in their power and take any action to enable them to achieve their goals. The committed person wants to learn new skills and gain the necessary knowledge that they need, to succeed in what ever they attempt to do. That does not mean that they will not have some problems along the way but they will learn from their mistakes and keep moving forward. They will never accept “NO” as the answer. They will explore every avenue provided to allow themselves to move forward to their final goals.
So do you know what category you fall into? When I asked different people they all said committed but when I looked at the way things were going for them, a great many fell into the interested category. They always had an excuse why they had not met a deadline or they would blame someone else for their failure.
If you want to succeed at anything in life you must have the right mindset. There are two factors here. You must have goals – and a goal is a dream that has a time frame and you must believe that you can achieve. Never let doubts creep in. YOU and only YOU can do this! Keep a positive attitude at all times. Don’t dwell in the past and blame someone for things that have gone wrong in your life. You cannot change the past because it is just that – it is the past and it is gone. You are now in the present and “the present” is the gift you give yourself. Move forward and achieve all the goals you have set for yourself both now and in the future.
So now you know the difference make sure you are committed.
To YOUR success