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99% Committed = 100% Uncommitted


“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Some thoughts on commitment:

  • Commitment creates time. There is no such thing as a lack of time, only a lack of commitment. Anything that we are committed to we will make time for, period.
  • Commit to something worthwhile. Most of us spend time on activities that no one will care about in a few years.
  • Commit to completion. If you are committed to a task or project, you don’t worry about the timeline. You will get it done. You will stay at the task and complete it.
  • Commit to excellence. When you commit to something, you give it your best effort. Leave it on the field. Throw your heart over the bar. You will succeed or die trying.
  • Commitment is all or nothing. If you are 99% committed to something you are 100% uncommitted. How great would your marriage be if you were 99% committed to your wife? Three days a year of infidelity should be enough to get your wife to leave you.

What in your life are you committed to?

Author: Matt_S_Law

Matt S. Law is an author focusing on success principle and motivational books. He was born, raised and currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.

9 thoughts on “99% Committed = 100% Uncommitted

  1. I love your blog. My husband is a great believer in your idea – he does 15 minutes of Arabic a day and is way ahead of me already. I also love this post about commitment – just what I need this morning to tackle a piece of work I’m not that enthusiastic about (but that I am committed to)!.

  2. Thank you. I was recommended your blog by warmginger. I will visit again. I love it, “three days of infidelity a year……” 😀

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  4. Me again. I just want to say a big thank you and let you know I’ve mentioned you in my blog today. Your blog has made such a difference to me this month – I got some dull jobs done, worked harder at the gym but most importantly finished my first book thanks to you (okay, and a bit of me too)! 🙂

    • That’s fantastic to hear. I’m so glad that I could help in some small way. I feel kind of like a superhero… Well, more like a sidekick, you did all the heavy lifting yourself. Congratulations!

  5. Hi there,
    Your post was recommended by warmginger and I thought I’d check it out. What a wonderful quote by Goethe. I’ll be keeping that one in mind, for sure. Thank you.

    • Thanks, I love that quote, also. Apparently there is some controversy over the source, but most attribute it to Goethe. I hope you come back and visit on occasion. I do cater specifically to redheads… 🙂

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