I want to ask you something – are you really, truly, absolutely, totally – I mean 100% – committed to the things that are important in your life?
Why do I ask? Well, to succeed in anything – whether it be your business or career, paying off your debt, growing your finances, marriage, family, traveling, whatever – commitment is a must have. Success in anything demands commitment. If you aren’t committed, you just won’t succeed.
If you aren’t committed, it shows. People are often not really committed to a business they are in. Oh they might be committed for a short time, but as soon as they run into any sort of trouble, they quit. Someone might have a dream to feed orphans or to supply clean water in third world countries, yet months go by and they’ve done exactly nothing to give their time, money, or effort, not even to spread the message about the need.
So many people say they want to do a particular something, yet more often than not, they just don’t do what they say they’re going to.
Here’s a quick test to determine whether or not you are committed: Do you complain? Complaining pretty much proves you are not committed. It shows you are not ‘all in’.
Here’s the thing: if you’re not ‘all in’ for your business, other people will know it – especially your prospects, clients, and co-workers. Think about that for a moment. Why in the world would they want to do business with you you if they know you’re not 100% committed? My guess is they won’t, because they know you don’t believe in it.
If you aren’t committed in your marriage/relationship, you probably complain a lot about your spouse. If you are doing that, it shows you have already taken steps in the wrong direction – you’re heading towards quitting.
It’s the same with your kids. If you are fully committed to being the best parent you could possibly be, you don’t complain. Success is the only option. You commit to finding solutions to the challenging times, from toddler to teen.
If you are not committed in your job, you spend your time complaining about your boss, your co-workers, and the actual work. That isn’t a sign of commitment!
Your lack of commitment will never lead to success. Where there is no commitment, there is no ownership. Where there is no ownership, there is no success.
When you’re committed in your business, you’re just not complaining that your customer isn’t buying, or about your employees or distributors. You’re too busy looking for solutions. You’re tracking results, improving the business model, improving yourself. You’re learning the skills you need to learn so that you will succeed. That’s what a committed person does.
On the other hand someone who is not committed just complains until they convince themselves to quit. Complaining is a form of sales – it is selling yourself short and making a case against the thing you said you wanted to succeed at.
So it’s time to stop complaining and start finding solutions. There are solutions right in front of you. You just have to change the way you look at things.
Here’s the thing about solutions: they may cost you in both money and time. And that’s a good thing – why you ask? Because if it doesn’t cost you something, it has no value to you. And if it has no value to you, you won’t put those solutions to work. When you have to make an investment of time and/or money into learning the skills you need, then you are ‘all in’.
I’m absolutely sure you can think of times in your life when quitting was not an option. I bet you can think of times when you never even allowed your mind to entertain the thought of quitting.
The bottom line is, you will either think about solutions, or continue complaining. Only one will lead to success in your business, career, family, finances, and life.