I was talking to a client this morning about a very important subject – “COMMITMENT”. I recommended a book to them called, “Secret of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker; where one of the most dire chapters talks about the power of commitment. Though the book talks about commitment in relation to becoming rich, the message applies to everything you do in life.
There are actually three levels of so-called wanting. The first level is “I want to be rich.” That’s another way of saying, “I’ll take it if it falls in my lap.” Wanting alone is useless. Have you noticed that wanting doesn’t necessarily lead to “having”? Notice also that wanting without having leads to more wanting. Wanting becomes habitual and leads only to itself, creating a perfect circle that goes exactly nowhere. Wealth does not come from merely wanting it. How do you know this is true? With a simple reality check: billions of people want to be rich, relatively few are.
The second level of wanting is “I choose to be rich.” This entails deciding to become rich. Choosing is a much stronger energy and goes hand in hand with being responsible for creating your reality. The word decision comes from the Latin word decidere, which means “to kill off any other alternatives.” Choosing is better but not best.
The third level of wanting is “I commit to being rich.” The definition of the word commit is “to devote oneself unreservedly.” This means holding absolutely nothing back; giving 100 percent of everything you’ve got to achieving wealth. It means being willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This is the warrior’s way. No excuses, no ifs, no buts, no maybes—and failure is not an option. The warrior’s way is simple: “I will be rich or I will die trying.”
What emotions come up for you after reading that excerpt? What have you “committed” to lately? This may be a difficult thing for you to do. But, you need to ask yourself what you want out of life; to “be comfortable” or to “be wealthy”.
If you are not fully, totally, and truly committed to being wealthy, chances are you won’t.
What do you “really” want? “Commit” to it and BE SPECIFIC. Whatever it is, go all in; NO EXCUSES.