Commitment means an inner power that does not let you back away from that which you intend to do regardless of what stands in your way.
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
The wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.
If everything in life was easy there would be no need for dedication, perseverance or commitment.
Sometimes success is due less to ability than zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.
I have never known one successful person no matter their field of endeavour that was not truly committed.
Show me a person who is not an extremist about some things, who is a "middle-of-the-roader" in everything, and I will show you someone who is insecure.
G. Aiken Taylor
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
General Douglas. MacArthur
The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.
William F. Scolavino
When it comes to being passionate about helping people, you can be called a lot worse than a zealot. Byron Pulsifer
Human emotions go up and down all the time, but commitment has to be rock solid.
John C. Maxwell,
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