Getting from Here to There
Tim Autrey

  

Abraham Lincoln.  Mahatma Ghandi.  Mother Teresa.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Names from our history books. . . names from the fabric of our lives.  Names that we hold in high esteem, because these people changed the world.  By any gage of historical measure, they lived truly successful lives.  They did so with unswerving energy.  They did so with passion.  They did so because of the single facet of life that more than any other determines great success:  total commitment to a good and noble purpose.

So what about you?

How can you change your world?  How can you build an exciting and thriving career?  How can you have a great marriage, grow a loving family. . . how do you get from here to there?

Commitment.

Greatness lies in the consciousness of an honest purpose in life.  It is this purpose, this ever-pervading passion, that ignites the very best in us.  Our lives, and our influence upon those around us, are fashioned by one aspect more then any other: the level and focus of our commitment.

Today, we live in a politically correct culture.  A world where, generally speaking, commitment lies only as deep as the realm of current popular opinion.

Whatever’s going to be easiest. . . or make us the most popular. . . or make us the most money. . . that must be the way to go.  But when you and I look for things upon which to truly marvel, what do we see?

Who are the people who earn our feelings of greatest respect and admiration?  It’s certainly true.  Those who we hold in highest esteem are the men and women who have remained steadfast in their commitment, true to their principles, and unshakeable in their resolve.

So. . . you want tremendous professional success?  Commit yourself to excellence in everything you do (and then do it, and do it, and do it!).  You want a great marriage?  Totally commit to your partner.  You want an awesome relationship with your kids?  Commit to them. . . to their interests. . . and try to see the world through their eyes.

Your life is exactly what you make it.  Figure out what you really want, know where you’re heading and then commit yourself.  Not mamby pamby, not only when its easy or popular, but like Lincoln, Gandhi, Teresa, and King . . . 1000%!  Do this, and the world will lay itself at your feet.  The world knows no more powerful force than a person totally committed to a good and noble purpose.


This piece is part of the Creattitude series, published by The Tim Autrey Group, Ltd.

  
   


 
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