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Determination, tenacity and commitment will get you where you want to go.

"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. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:"

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
~ William H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

Last week, we talked about ACHIEVEMENT... and specifically what you must do to move your hopes and dreams off the page and into your life.

This week, we will discuss your COMMITMENT to your dreams... having the POWER (we call The Power of TQ) to break free of indifference, hesitancy and procrastination.

Please take a moment to read Murray's fabulously inspiring quote OUT LOUD to yourself. Read it to your wife or parter. Read it out loud to people at work... friends and associates.

This is one of my favorite quotes. Tremendous direction and guidance is found by reading between the lines.

Or, by taking Murray at face value.

TQ Study it all week long.

Copy this quote, print it large and bold and put it where you will SEE it all week long. Believe what Murray and Goethe are telling you.

I have found from years of experience that his observation "...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..." may even be understating the importance of commitment.

If you want to achieve success beyond your wildest dreams, the word COMMITMENT must be burned into your brain... by ANY means possible!

TQ Why Commitment Drives Success...

Bulldog tenacity and unwavering commitment is the hallmark of a person with a high-energy, positive and proactive attitude... a crystal-clear goal... an achievable/realistic plan... and the power to take bold action—especially in the face of fear, uncertainty and doubt.

These qualities compound one another, creating a whole stream of events leading you to the success you desire.

You live life on your terms.

You develop the Winner's Mindset™.

You find the CLARITY, COMMITMENT, CONVICTION and COURAGE to not only BELIEVE in your dreams... but to actually KNOW that what you are doing is the RIGHT thing to be doing. Commitment creates FAITH... the belief in the unknown and the unseen. It is the POWER behind your every action.

Without a strong commitment to your dreams and goals, you become disconnected and detached... spending your time spinning your wheels, confusing EFFORT with RESULTS.

You put in the time, but without the tenacity, burning desire or reason to follow through, your actions fall far short of the mark.

This lack of commitment and indifference compounds one another, creating a whole stream of events leading you away from the success you desire.
You live a life of half-successes and regrets.

My advice is to determine exactly what you want to accomplish yet this year, next year and five years hence. Determine what's holding you back from achieving it... and fire-up your determination!

These three simple words—determination, tenacity and commitment—will take you further than pessimism, procrastination and preoccupation ever will.

Think about it. -- E.R. Haas, CEO

 

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Running Member Comments...

Yes, I'm committed to living my dreams. Within the next five years I would have completed a MBA program, moved to another city, married a beautiful/intelligent wife, began a business to impact my community, lived a financially secure life, and have remained a very passionate/imitate relationship with my heavenly father.
Brandon,

Your passion for life is awesome. Reminds me of myself 20 years ago. It seems my passion for life has been zapped by time.

The most important ingredient is your comment regarding your heavenly Father, (HE is mine as well). Without HIM I would have nothing, and could be nothing.

I am praying and believing my relationship with God, the Father and TQ will help to regain that passion.
We are behind you, in front of you and walking with you 150% !

You GO Dave!

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I'm with you on that. I feel the same every day I want to get something out of it and it has to pertain to that-improving myself-
I commit myself from this day to walk my talk and follow what is in my heart and not my mind.I will focus on my goals and dreams each day till I achive what I want. I will follow the footsteps of those that are commited to walk this walk with me. Amen
I have always believed I was committed to my dreams. I realize now however that I really have not had true passion behind what I thought my dreams were. I had over the years fallen into being a follower. I am committing right now to absolutely achieving the dream of owning a 52' catamaran power yacht moored in Honolulu marina may of 2020.
I just received this from one of our faithful readers. It is VERY interesting, and will cause me to check this out later today! It looks like our quote source needs to be updated a bit.

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Just FYI the opening quote in today's emailed TQ...

"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. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

IS IN FACT A COMBINATION OF 2 QUOTES.

Only the last 3 lines are Von Goethe - all the previous lines are actually by W.H. Muarray in his 'The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951', an actual account of his expedition and in which he does say in his conclusion...

" I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!' "


I think it's important that TQ give appropriate credit for the material which they have borrowed from many, many sources to create this repackaged format.

Thanks. Love your messages.

Laurie McMillan ~ Alberta, Canada
I am committed to living my dreams. I've been repeating this to myself for two years now. I am beginning to believe it. I am in a dead end job that I chose to please my parents. They still have a hold on me even though I am 42 and have two children under 3 years old. I am finally beginning to step out from always seeking their approval. I put out my resume at Monster.com just this morning. I interviewed at the place of my dreams a few weeks ago. Though I was rejected, I am still going forward and doing my best to finally do what I am passionate about. I've been a bystander for all my life. I'm tired of bearly scraping by and worrying - about finances, my parent's opinions, other people's opinions. I am finally taking action - though it's long overdue.
Sylivia! You got the POWER! I wish you well; it is an amazing experience. "Eyes wide open!" Move to the rythm of your own beat!

Blessings!
Thank you Nancy for your encouraging words. It is scary.
"Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within yourself, as the only truth."
~ The Buddha

Sylvia,
I have found only a few advocates along my journney to empowerment. I find ready about enlightment encouraging.

"When we understand that we cannot be destroyed, we are liberated from fear."

Taming the Tiger Within
~Thich Nhat Hanh


Embrace the Experience, embrace the darkness & peace to you!
Sylvia, You are going in the right direction. Sounds like you woke up. Your comments moved me. Thanks.I learned from Tq "NO Fear IS BIGGER than MY Passion. Let's burn our boats and commit to going through our fears into our dreams. Dee
Sylvia - One of my personal goals has and continues to be synergy through working with mentors and networking with people who are driven to success whatever that success may be (as long as it is also good for your fellow man).

I'm interested in what you are passionate about doing. I've worked in an industry where I have been fortunate enough to interact with many companies, many verticals and many influential people. I may be able to provide an avenue to pursue your dreams. If I do not personally know a company looking for your skills I am sure I do through my contacts.

Let me know if I can be of any help. I love to see people driven and committed to prove to people who tell them they can't do something that they can and will.
You weren't rejected at your dream job. It just wasn't a fit at this moment. You made the move and actually interviewed. Do you have any concept of how powerful that step is in moving you forward, NOW take the next step and the step after that. Stop talking about the past and create your future. I for one am proud to know you through this site
Syliva, I can relate to you completely. I am 51 with two adult sons and my mom still tries to tell me what to do and how to do it. And, I am in a dead end job, but I am so close to becoming eligible for early retirement with medical benefits, that I am trying to bite the bullet and stick around. You motivated me to at least start looking of what my options are out there.
Ed, will you help me too? I am in this journey of pursuing my goals and dreams as well. I have much to offer others as an educator and I love what I do. If there was a contact or someone who would be interested in a talented, committed, independent worker, that would work in my favor, as well as others. Sylvia, I pray you are doing well!
More committed today than ever before!
I am committed to living my dreams
I am fully committed to accomplishing my dreams and desires
I lack the total commitment that is needed. I believe that comes froms knowing(does that tell you anything) that I could fail. I obviously go into everything knowing ,because of my belief system, that I will not finish the task. I tell myself I am too lazy to do the work. ugh!!!
hI lYNN - mE TOO - HELL i NEVER FINISH anYTHING - DAMN _THIS IS A BUGABOO FOR ME - FINISH IT OFF - !!!!!!!!!!! what is that all about ? i dunno at all - BUT it is true + I can never finish _ HELP ? &^%$# -- John R
I'm trying to make some headway, but constantly confounded by lack of time and focus. Always working for the buck and never having the time to concentrate on the future. I really don't have an answer at this time.
Since I recently married less than a month ago I have a highly renewed desire to achieve more in my life. There are so many things I want to do and now that I have someone special to share them with I want them even more.
Think Positive!!! Today I will pay close attention to my financial protfolio in order to turn my dreams into a reality. Today I will focus on imvestments, MBA, and cultivating a visual masterpiece of all my life's dreams. I will spend one hour studying investments strategies from the Bob O'Niel's book. Second I will plan appropriately and set a date for when to take the GMAT exam course. And finally, I will complete my vision board which will consist of all the things I would like to attain and achieve within this year, next, and five years.
I will begin writing down my goals & dreams.
I will ask at least one person to be in my mastermind group. I will move forward today and ask someone to sponsor my child to go to preschool. I will work on updating my resume today. Financial freedom is a dream and goal I have to support my family without all the stress.
I don't know what I will do today to proove my commitment. My time is absorbed by my JOB. I will attempt to work at it a little at a time, but I really need more time to "make it happen". I don't know where I will get that time. I'm so tired by the end of the work day I can't concentrate on much that takes brain power.
I need more energy or a younger body. If I can't change either one, I will try harder.
Today I will make the choices that will propel me into my goals set forth
Probably nothing today = to what / commitment to what???
just the family at this point - that is enuf for now - I just donot
have the desire anymore - desire has dried up and so have the juices - it feels as thou life has sucked all the juice out of me - damn BUT actually it is propbably a good thing _ I dunno BUT let me know what you all think - Best John
Hi Dave - thanks for responding _ I am doing this cuz I just like to see all you folks in the morn - I start the day reading this line -
thanks for your observations _ best and good luck to all _ John R
John -- I think it's time you set bigger goals. Small goals generate small energy. I came from a highly dysfunctional family and one of the hallmarks was little goals and less energy even though everyone had genius IQ's.

Everyone made fun of me because I thought I would be something. Didn't take too long to surpass everything I said (ie. if I want a house I just right a check for it outright, don't need a bank).

It doesn't matter what the goal is, just make it bigger

JuliN
Hell I dunno
well John - now what ? now what ??? I just dunno at all anymore - damn=== could be a good thing for me ) it is all perosnal anyway
very personal I guess you could say we are all differebt form each ither anyway- we are alkl differenet very different form each other - that is the key :
Narrowing it down, today is an excellent time to open my mind & meditate on dreams. I will then write it all down & set milestones.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
~Hebrews 11:1

Peace!
Hi nancy _ good to see YOU back - Faith !!! remember Indiana Johns when he had to walk the invisible bridge - you got to have faith - even thou it is a movie and make believe - it means a lot to have faith - Good luck today nancy GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED -
you know what nancy ?? You ground me !!! I enjoy your comments - and - you are woman of faith - that is good --- - Just remember nancy take
this life _ "one second minute moment" at a time + I have to remind myself of that everyday =
it makes my day to do it - best John R
I have to go to my mothers house- see you all and especailly you nancy ====later today
Manifesto!

I haven't been harvesting much, perhaps harboring resentment. I have been thinking a lot about relationships, I have so few. My past ones stayed with my ex.(angers me!) & my new ones are only the ones my boyfriend can blend with(not working!).

I celebrated his (boyfriend's) bday this Friday, it went really well, until his jealous side kicked in. I completely had to blow someone off in public to prevent a scene that for me would have lasted for days, & resurface. I live in the shadows of his inscurities, just like my ex's & my ex mother-inlaw's. I haven't been able to function at full speed for some time. Confinement-restriction! How can this be love? To be loved to death?

I must believe I am the Master of my own ship... (who said that?)

& also find a balance, keep the peace! Gees, everytime I nag it creates chaos...Isolate the threat!
Hi Nancy!

Whoa - I am living in a similar type of situation, where I am trying to appease my boyfriend and his insecurities. In this, I am throwing away my dreams and desires so that he will not be angry or upset.

I am so tired of doing this, and if I have to achieve my dreams behind his back until they come to fruition, then so be it!! I really hate doing this, but I feel that it may be the only way....

We are the captain of our fates, the masters of our destinies! We can do this - keep the faith! :)
Clarissa,

I am glad to have your support! I am sad that it is on such terms; however, it may be the very stradegy which moves us to higher ground.

I have kept this verse in my wallet for years:

"...for I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope..."
~Jeremiah 29:11 (it's something like that)

You may want to research these terms narcissim & alcoholism.


I once heard, "if God didn't love us so much, then the devil wouldn't be bothering us!"

Be careful & be safe!
Blessings!
I must reply to both Nancy and Clarisse, as I, too, find myself making decisions based on not upsetting my husband. The funny thing is, it didn't used to be this way. I would like to talk to everyone about PAIN and what it does to the mind.

My husband is wonderful (most of the time) but when he starts to experience anxiety, it is like thermonuclear war is about to break out. He has alway been more high-strung than I, but he was never anxious until he was in a major car accident. Now ANY challenge creates a huge amount of anxiety. This has been increasing difficult to cope with, not because it's happening, but because he says this level of anxiety is "normal". I know that PAIN has done something to the wiring of his brain, and has amplified his reactions. He does not experience PAIN everyday, but the fear of PAIN has definitely left its mark.

I have always been a high-performing individual but recently I have felt that I have episodes of stupidness -- this cannot possibly be true -- I have a degree in Chemical Engineering, I am a IT services sales person and my clients frequently comment that I can solve almost any problem. I can point to evidence of reaching every single goal I have set for myself way before the date I set. I am physically fit -- I will turn 50 in October, when I tell people this, their mouths drop open -- most people thing I am late 30's.

Why do I tell this? Because my mind knows all these things, but when my husband is home (he travels 75% of the time for his job) I feel worthless. The rest of the week, I am a warrior and nobody better mess with me. My goal in life is to create financially secure people so they have more to give. I am a person of faith, and I am grateful to God for the skills he has given me. I have multitudes of friends. I work very hard every day.

What I would like to say to both of you is that whatever is going on with your signficant other has nothing to do with you. I do TQ every day so that I focus on goals that are important to me, with or without my husband. If he thinks anxiety is normal, so be it. I choose to live without fear (people frequently comment on my fearlessness) and when he chooses that as well, he's welcome to join me.

In the meantime, I am doing my TQ exercises, developing my network, selling IT services, learning a foreign language, exercising, making investments, praying and praising, saying positive things about my co-workers, and in a nutshell, doing everything I can to plant positive seeds. The universal law is -- You reap what you sow. Faith reaps faith, positive reaps positive, good seeds yield good fruit.

I hope I am not too long-winded. I just want to encourage you because I am dealing, too and my best weapons are my faith, my mind, and my will.

JuliN
Thanks so much, Juli, for your wonderful words of encouragement!!

We will ALL make it through to our dreams - no doubt!
JuliN yes you hit it on the nose It is opurselves that feel the way we do no one makes you feel anything. I also am high driven person and held back a lot of creativity because of his inabilty to compprehend my desires. so after 52 years of marriage i am going forward with anything that comes to my mind and he can help, follow or stay put.
i do a lot of volunteer work and he is jealous of the time i take for others . i SAY JOIN ME OR STAY PUT. hE WANTS TO BE IN CONTROL OF MY MIND AND I WILL NEVER LET HIM FOR HE HAS ONE OF HIS OWN THAT HE CAN USE GOD BLESS THE ONE WHO DISCOVERS THAT OR NOT
CEC
I too spent years with a narcisstic and overbearing husband. He so difficult to be around that I became frozen. Two years ago I left him and it has been very difficult recreating a new life and developing friends, and improving my skills, but it is much better because there is only me. Surprisingly, after I left, he improved so I think hanging in there all those years trying to help him only encouraged him to stay the same.
I will craft an amazing audition for the Fugard play. I will live in each of its moments. I will do a vigorous clean to create my well managed home. I will be focused and committed in each moment of tonights performance.
damn ! &^%$# living my dreams ? it has all been a dream _ I never thought I would make it to here - family - home - kids- wife (35 yeard ) mother still alive and cooking me a home cooked meal at least 4 tims a week - a yard to mow (sic) a house to clean - a car to drive ( 10 years 0ld ) BUT what the hey - I got it all - a job I like - what the hey ? thanks a lot evrybody for being there for me all these years - now I GOT TQ EACH DAY TO GET ME GOING - thanks a agin - john R== P.S. especially you nancy - I hope all is well with you
I will take action today and finish my paperwork instead of shoving it to the side for the next day. Each action, each step is a little closer to my goal...Even though they are baby steps...I need to do them otherwise the ball will never roll.
Baby steps are better than no steps. Keep going! I get frustrated when I take an unpleasant step and it gets me nowhere. An example, I make a phone call that makes my stomach churn and end up having to leave a message and they don't call me back. I feel like everything i'm trying to accomplish is being blocked. There have been times i've had to call three or four times to get somewhere and that time is being wasted. I have even used e-mail and have even had to write letters.
I don't like pushing people, but for goodness sake at least call and acknowledge the fact that i've called and you will help as soon as you can then give me a reasonable time period I would be able to expect a response. There are other things that are blocking me that seem to be out of my control. How can I bring them back into control? Anyone have any suggestions?
Kenny: I believe that paperwork is finished and I hope it makes you feel better to know that it's out of the way and you no longer have to worry about it. Best wishes, Tammie
you know i suspect you are sabotaging yourself your heart says i tried but your head says i hope it doesn't happen You fear the results
just my opinion as i use to feel like that until i commit to reading TQ everyday and wash away the fears . fear is just not knowing the unknown so face it and then it is no longer a fear hope that helps
cec
compleating my tasks and move on to the next step.
I will WILL exercise my body mind and spirit so I that i will be ready for any opportunity that may come my way -
I will be in great shape physically mentally and spiritually
I will willwillwillwillwill thank you all for listening
Hi again everybody - thanks for being there for me - i hope I can reciprocate in some small way - best to all - I plan to be here in morn so good nite for now Gracie
got to get some good sleep so I can hit the path running in the morn - I hope I make it and I hope all of you will be here in morn as i like to see what you have to say - best-- John R
I have a STRONG commitment to each of my dreams. I desire them to come true - and I am doing everything in my power to make that happen. I am redoing the ACT NOW workshop, and listening to the ATTITUDE and ACT NOW CDs daily. My dreams WILL happen - I believe it!!
Right now I am a bystander. Needs to change it.
Write a novel
Not very strong commitment to excellence - must be my age or ar stage stage BUT it is not very strong - this committment idea - gotta be my age and stage in life - maybe - hell I never had a strong committment to excellenec _ I never needed to prove myself to anyone or anything - hell - I just never needed to show my muscles or my brains - damn - if I had, I would probably be president today AND I would not be in the great position I am in today - - Hi everybody _Hi again John R - It all seems to work out in the end _ think about that ? It all seems to work out in the end _ I am in a great position in life - and i lOVE IT !!!!
I hope all you folks do not feel bad after reading my commentary - sometimes I do, cuz it can seem as thou I am too smug - at least I think that, and I apologize for that smugness, if it seems that way _ hell I have been thru the jaws of hells fire and just need to decompress- I guess I am headed for a rest from a life of accomplishment - both wins and losses !!! lots of wins and losses - I am just damn tired _ soooo very tired _ I am dropping out for a while _ Just falling down and not wanting to get up !!! that is a different twist to things. I have fallen down and can't get up - maybe do not want to get up - Is that Ok ? just to fall down and not want to get up _ I am just musing now , writing and just thinking out loud _ I hope all of you do not think I am too mentally ill - or tired - or just pooped out ? (*&^ I think i am.. Life has a way of testing you - I had such big dreamsand goals as a young man _ NOW all I wanna do is get thru the day with some small goals and dreams - Just real samll goals an dreams - wow - it is amazing how the passage of time will make your goals and dreams just seem so small compared to when you were youn=== heck i am just musing along here and I hope all of you will be patient with me _ I guess i am just re- aligning my goals and dreams to accomodate my age and stage in life - I simply can't dream as big as I used to - My deams are so small now_ not the big ones of yesteryear - Maybe that is a good thing _ i sure hope so _ please be patient with me _ cuz I suffer with this all too often _ signing out for now. My best to all and thnaks again John R
What is your goal? I am 50 and I thing the age-thing is just an excuse.

JuliN
It seems my commitment only goes to a point for fear of failing, giving my all, my best, and it turning out to still not be enough. The fear of the risk seems stronger than the commitment after so many previous apparent still births. Almost like a spirit of abortion, carrying to partial term but not enough internal whatever to carry through to the finish. I really want to change.
I'm totally committed to my dreams and goals. 4 more months and I will have my masters degree! I plan on applying for a new position January 2008 in my chosen field and at the same time, continuing on to pursue my Phd. This I WILL DO!!!!
I see my dream right in-front of me. It is crucial that I move beyond the starting line. 1st a new career, financial freedom! I must fund my own dream, & break these chains of bondage.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?
~Hillel

Peace to all!
I am off to Canada, ay....

Have a safe & wonderful Labor Day weekend.
hell - ! a long term dream ??? that died a long time ago - re: football coach ! ^%$#$%^^ damn > I hate that _ that dream died a long time ago - I need a new one for NOW !!!!!!!!!!! help me !!! thanks a lot - John R.
Hi John!

Speaking on your dream, can you help one of the little league football teams around your community, or help out at the local middle/high school by speaking to the players about their dreams/goals for excellence?

Hope this helps. You can coach in other capacities - we believe in you!
you know what Dave - congrats - the little course corrections are a place to start - step by step - one minute and moment at a time - small goals are just as importatnt as the big ones - I have little goals today and that is good enuf for me - just one little goal ata time - used to be big ones - now just little ones - sometimes they seem insignificant BUT they are not - just attin one goal at a time - focus on the moment - just this moment and be the best you can be this time and place with the people that you know and love - and all will come out right - thanks for everything everybody - thanks for being there for me this morning - today I pledge to be the best that I can be today - right here right now
well - !!! this is another big one - Actually doing the work is the salient question = I just don't know at this point - been in a slump and need to get out of the rut - that is the challenge - getting out of the rut AND then doing something that gets my fire burning - wow ! &^%$#@ get out of the rut and get your butt and head wired together to prduce something - thanks for the step by step / second minute and moment analyssis of a lifeaction plan - get back to me on this ? Thanks and good morning to all - best John R
Lately I have become more committed than ever to achieve my short term income goals and my long term dreams. I am working harder and turning up my colors brighter!
Thanks mr. Haas!
John --

It is time you set some goals and accountability for yourself. I have been reading your comments for several weeks, and you've never mentioned a single goal.

Please set a step for yourself this week and make it happen.

JuliN
HI JULI ! thanks for your note - yeah - you are right and I do have to set a goal = I am with you and all the others --- and thanks for being there each day - I have been in a bind lately and just don't know what to do. I got myself in a big bind and just have to work my way thru it all - thanks for being there - My very best to you and all the others who are here - thanks again == John R
Hello John,

If anyone knows about binds, its me. However, I won't talk about 'binds.' That's not where you want to focus your attention. You want to focus on solutions.

The best solution is to quiet the senses, and ask some questions as they relate to your situation. I don't know what your questions will be, because I don't know your situation. I do know, however, that if you ask and listen, you will receive the perfect answer.

Here are some action steps to get you going:
(1) Visit your values; what are they?
(2) Create your personal and business "Value/Vision, Mission and purpose" statements.
(3) Re-discover your PASSION!
(4) Create a business, (even if its part-time) from your passion. Whatever you are passionate about could be your purpose.
(5) Journal your thoughts each day. Journaling is healing as well as revealing, - revealing your inner most thoughts about your life as you would like it to be. There's magic in writing your thoughts.

I pray this is helpful,
Claraj. N.C.
Hi Clara !! Thanks for your note !! I appreciate your attention to my musings on this TQ - Thanks AND you have been helpful - Thansk again and best wishes to YOU from ME - John R Mass.
I am SO with you, Dave!! Keep that fire GOING!!! :)

This weekend, I am reviewing my goals that I put in the Goal Center. I know some of my deadlines have passed, so I am changing them to be more realistic. I am also removing goals that do not work for me anymore, and setting new goals for myself that will get me excited and ready to accomplish.

At first I thought I was not to pay the costs and overcome the barriers, but I am changing to a Positive Mental Attitude and believing the best. I CAN make it through whatever stands between me and my dreams!!

Best of blessings, everyone!!
Extreme. I am close to the end. Ready to see if the dream will come true.
I don't know !
not very - hell - I do not know why but it is so - I do not have much a commitment to anyhting xcept my family and house and yard and what ever I am close to emotionally - I just do not know why but it is so - at this time - wow
Hi Dave - thanks for the note - yeah - today I will do the values material and find out if I MAYBE ON THE RIGHT TRACK _ that was a good idea Dave - I will be sure to act on your advice - thanks a lot for taking time to set me straight - and good luck to you !!
see you all later on today _ my very best and good morning to you - John R
I am 2 semesters away from receiving my first Bachelors Degree. I will be the first one on my mother's side of the family to have a 4 year degree.

So, this time next year I will have my BA in Spanish! WOW!
Dave - also - it is a great idea to get your thoughts in writting - it helps a lot to see and review your goals and the day and the progress you are making - sooooooooooo dave - thanks again and good luck with this program - IT WORKS John R
Dave - I forgot !!! I AM WITH YOU !!!
Me,Me....Geez talk about procrastination. This word I noticed is hardly ever used, something is working here. At any rate. I have been telling myself, I'm going to start a journal not only to see how many times I put that same goal in it and realize, hey..."Its time!!" But to also seriously think about what ammo I need to really get things going for me.
By this time next year our family will have had a vacation to St. John's. We'll get to visit Franks grandfather, see the ocean, and relax. It will feel marvelous to go on an actual vacation, stay in a hotel, and eat all our meals in restaurants.....ahhh, bliss.
well - a whole year away ?? uh oh - AWOLEYEAR!!!!!!!
THIS will be a challenege for sure - where do I wanna be in a year ? - what will I have accomplished ? *&^%$# wow - I gotta get a long term goal ? It is hard to think ahead that far _ I used to be able and want to do that --BUT now I just want to get thru this day _ I am taking it one day one a a time --one second/minute/moment at a time _ seems like that is good enuf for me _ thanks everybody and good morning - Love --John R
I am a teacher. I want to have 200 students in my class(I have begun with just 1 now), finish 50% of my PhD (I am reading up to prepare my proposal), teach my daughter to read independently (she is 5 and a 1/2 and can read small words) , my son to score 100% in his maths test ( This is the biggest challenge- he just scores 60% but has the potential to score 100)and support my husband in all his business ventures.
I 'll feel on the top of the world even if one of the above happens - especially if it has got to do with my kids.
Subha
Tammie thanks for the encouragement.
Wow I have gotten the ball rolling and what a great feeling of accomplishment for such a little feat.
What a great forum this is! Good luck to everyone on their goals. I really enjoy all the quotes such as this:
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
~ Vince Lombardi
or the basic..
If there's a will there's a way...

Keep Rockin'
By This Labor day I will have set all my appointments. By next labor day I will have accomplished this years goals!
Keep rockin' I'm on step two! I share my journey with you! woo hoo
I did fulfil one of the most important dreams of my life. We adopted our girl child (5yrs) last year. It had been our dream right after our son was born 13 years ago. Now after a lot of hurdles from conservative relatives friends etc, we finally did it! Brother and sister are fine and arguing and quarreling and love each other very much. The trying times I have gone through in winning her love and affection has taught me that faith is the most important thing in life. And now I feel anything is possible if you set you heart and soul to it. So I have dared to have many other dreams but last year will be a very special year.
Subha
the last 365 ???? uh oh oh uh uh oh ! ? )(_(*&^%$$
the last 365 - are gone ! damn ! did I live my dreams ???? === yesyesyesyesyesyesyeysyes = I think I did = I do not really know xcept that i feel good about the last year ( 365 )
i feel good about the growth I have xperienced for the last 365 - It has not been easy BUT I have grown a little= I know myself better and I have grown - thanks TQ for being there for me
best --- John R
"Goals" have been on my mind lately, especially since I have none - they're just dreams. I made a commitment to someone to write a list of goals. After my first visit to the website, I spent 30 minutes outside making a list of responses to "Someday I will...". I must say it was liberating. Dreams, goals, action plan.... I can see it. It's exciting.'

Now that it's on paper and out of my head I don't feel the pressure of having to have everything done at once and the pain of feeling like a failure because that's impossible.

My plan will help me accomplish tasks, that will in turn give me a sense of accomplishment, fueling my desire to complete another task.

As my daughter's first grade teacher said to her when teaching her to read, "chunk it up!" That applies to life. Thanks Ms. Hull!
By September 1, 2008 I will have moved out of my studio apartment and moved into my own three bedroom, two bath house on the north shore of Long Island. I will have a prosperous business that generates at least $10,000.00 a month and be driving a brand new cherry red BMW Z4 convertible with a tan top and tan & wood interior. I will be physically fit and exercising regularly. I will have the resources to freely travel where and when I want to. I will feel incredibly blessed and extremely happy to share this lifestyle with my new wife.
I sure have = I am living the life of my dreams right now right here at home with my family and yard - I have soooooooooooooooo much and I am grateful = thanks again -- John R
FROM ONE YEAR AGO TO TODAY
Yes, the gestation period has been long but the dreams are emerging and the goals are coming true. During the past year I have embraced honesty and declared the truth of my heart. I have made what needed to be created and set aside what held me still.

Full motion requires courage. Full development requires growth. Full engagement requires a willingness to make bold moves and keep moving.

I feel a sense of motion picking up speed.
Before I did not live the life of my dreams because i lacked focus...But now I start focus with tenacity.
I have attempted to live my dreams in the last five years and even can see where I need to know where I am going in the next five years. However, I have not seen what I have dreamed become a reality. I have survived but I have not thrived in many ways. I need to have new tactics.
i am an interested bystander, I have not done anything to promote my dreams or goals, today.
I will do my very best, so my day will end the way I planed to be.
Process and gather together the information it takes to make this cookbook work and go on to a be a national seller.
TQ has had a marvelous effect on how I view MY world
Carol Bridges
my commitment at this time is to work hard in my college study and to get highest GPA .And to gradute for one 0f the top Universty. SO please help me how can i achieve this goal.
my comment in TQ is very intersting program and i feel is has all the nessarey thing to everything. it make good sens for everything.
This is a very fitting question for me today. My sleep last night more or less brought the same question to my mind. I know that my commitment is no where near as strong as it should be and I was asking why that is. I think it comes down to not fully believing that what I want to achieve is actually achievable. So that seems to be my biggest barrier. I need to build my belief in order to strengthen my commitment. So how do I go about doing that?
My committment is strong to success. I am working on applying my time to the appropriate areas that need focus. Whether it is working each day on my subconscious or whether it be prioritizing the tasks that need to be completed in order to produce the most efficiency.
I believe people need to do a check up from the neck up to see if we are on track to hit
our intended goals. Life has a way of getting
people off course, the key is to recognize it
and fix it fast. Before it knocks us too off course. Too many victims out there, we need
leaders. So, step up and give it your all.
Face your fears and the fear will disappear !
Just Do It !!!!
My committment is 70% stronger. I will make it stronger and be a Mom. This is going to work. I have a great team, great people and right frame of mind.
My dilemma is there is a hidden "anchor" that keeps pulling me backwards every time I go full force with enthusiasm and determination. I clearly see my dreams and goals being achieved. I have debated with myself a million times on the baby steps/changes I must do to succeed, I definitely know this dream will not just magically appear to me without my efforts.
I have lifted this anchor more than once and felt finally on my way then, boom..................I am down again. What is your suggestion? Thank Cynda Lee
Hi Cynda -
I have struggled with similar issues in the past and usually the problem is in how I identify myself. For example, writing has been part of my career & business for over 20 years now. Before that, I "wanted to be a writer" but didn't really believe I was one.
Once my sense of self changed to include "writer" as an accepted part of my identity, the anchor got out of the way.
Hope this helps,
Kathee
I am completely committed to achieving my dreams and goals and am starting by moving forward with the full TQ Program.
Am I committed to my "dreams" and goals? I must be, because I keep at it, no matter what else is happening in my life right now.
I did not. I have made baby steps in the direction of my goals and dreams. I can get into gear and go full throttle, but I seem to keep one foot on the brake.......what's up with that?
Hi Cynda - please see my response to your previous comment. Hope this helps. Kathee
I set this whole weekend aside for Jon. What a waste of time that was. Since last Labor Day...this past year has been a frickin nightmare. Honestly, I'm scared the next one will be even worse.
I will be debt free except for my house.
A closer spirtual walk is what I commit to. I also commit to growing my home based business to assist in bringing in the additional income my family needs. I also commit to excellence on my job with Lisa, Nikole, Tara and Stacy. I commit to taking my time to do things right and to be an asset to Lisa's practice and not a hinderance to her practice. I aim to accomplish this between today and Labor Day next year.
Committment to myself has always been a problem for me. I have big dreams, but making my dreams a reality is something I have never learned to do. I talk big talk, but never walk the walk. The sad and most perplexing thing is that I am very talented, skilled with quite a few abilities. But they have not produced the results I see for me. They produce results for others, but never for myself.
I am committed to living out my purpose. I knew what it was from childhood, but would try to replace it with other good things. However, I have learned that "good" things are not always the best things for us. To live life on our terms we must live according to our purpose. For in our purpose we not only are blessed but become a blessing to others. Live fearlessly!
I will be teaching dog training by next labour day. I am well on my way now, but this is a long put aside goal. I will be elated to be finally doing what I want to do to.
What do I want to acheive before next labour day? $100,000 in commision on car sales. Write 2 books. Continue with my Doctorate.
clean my house
I am fully commited as I choose not to "float" or "exist" in life anymore.. I want to experience the things I choose to and clarify what it is that I want so I can move forward in a productive manner
I am committed. I am the person who realizes her dreams! i am i am i am.
I am afraid of failing to some degree. At the same time I am excited at the challenge. I am now totally committed come what may.
serious,I read it meticulously every evening as i want to improve my performance
For Nancy, Clarissa & Juli and anyone else in a similar situation - Please don't tolerate jealousy in your partners. It's the classic first power trip of a controlling and abusive man (or woman - women are abusers too.) First, you find yourself modifying your natural choices and actions to avoid upsetting him/her. Then you find that they can't stand your family & friends, which isolates you from all your sources of social support. After that, your self esteem & sense of worth are broken down by vicious criticism & devaluation of all your efforts to please. Finally, when you believe you're worth nothing and (think) you have no one else to turn to, the physical abuse begins or escalates.

Please don't let anyone do this to you!!! There are 2 great programs to help you believe in yourself & honour your own needs. Both are 12 Step programs - CoDependents Anonymous and Al-Anon.
Both work, neither have "agendas" except the ones you set for yourself. Brilliant, focused women (and men) like you deserve great self-esteem and partners who love & cherish you as you are.

As for my personal response to today's lesson, this quote has been inspiring for me in the past. Right now I'm recovering from a total life explosion (marriage, mental health & financial well being all destroyed in the past year.) Finally starting to recover a bit & struggling to put my life back together.

I dream of creating financial independence, wealth even, by starting a web-based business. I have the knowledge, most of the skills and most of the assets required, but fear holds me back. Plus I am easily overwhelmed. I have a lot of trouble picturing a believable future & also trouble deciding what kind of life I want. Emotional trauma saps my physical energy & I'm not able to work at a regular job at present. This makes it hard to focus on concrete plans, much less execute them.

Today's lesson - Know-Plan-Act and the idea that success is a result of small daily actions, is very encouraging.

If anyone else has been thru this kind of crisis & overcome it, I'd love to hear what worked for them.
Thanks and "Power to us People!"
I am committed to the features and dream. However to make a move trusting God sometimes looks difficult and I wish I do not have to move. However from past experience I know that I can completely trust God
Most times I am committed, but I find that the obstacles get me off track. Then I have a hard time getting back in the swing of things again. It's only an excuse and a frame of mind that I have to change. Being disciplined is the key I know and it feels like hard work.
Its strange, I'm very interested in this but I feel I am not very committed to it.
We've been ministering together, at Jesus' Healing Ctr. and many people
have received their help from Heaven, and that's what we wanted to do.
Now, this year, we're hoping and planning to move to Hawaii, and reignite
our mission there.
To be absolute financially free and to do more ministry work
Not focused.
PEACE of heart lies in perfect resignation to the will of God. What you need is true simplicity, a certain calmness of spirit which comes from entire surrender to all that God wills, patience and toleration for your neighbor's faults, and a certain candor and childlike docility in acknowledging your own faults. The trouble you feel about so many things comes from your not accepting everything which may happen to you, with sufficient resignation to God. Put all things, then, in His hands, and offer them beforehand to Him in your heart, as a sacrifice. From the moment when you cease to want things to be according to your own judgment, and accept unconditionally whatever He sends, you will be free from all your uneasy retrospects and anxieties about your own concerns.
FRANCOIS DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON
We'll be in Hawaii doing what we want
I loved TQ for years now,its all available to anyone without restrictions,I have come a long way ,Think HAS all benefits! I WILL RECOMMEND IT IN MY MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING SEMINARS FOR FINANCIAL SPIRITUALITY IN MY AREA I WANT EXPOSE IT TO MY AREA.
The committment to be the South #1 Energy Efficiency Contractor of PQA and PQC.
the daily actions are being done
The planning is continual
The rewards are in site for long, mid, and short term
Take the 12 hour Success On Purpose Challenge and you will find a whole new starting point for living your dreams.

See ThinkTQ.com/PurposeChallenge

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Committed action is the only route to success, so yes, I am committed WAY beyond reason!

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getting and adopting Ana
Are you willing to actually do the WORK it will take to achieve your dreams?

How strong is your COMMITMENT to this work?

Powerful questions!

My commitment is absolute and unconditional.

We are going through the worst economy in recent history.

For most of us, our work defines our identity, so the issue is, how strong is your commitment to making YOU the best you possible.

When we invented TQ, we had no idea how powerful this sequential, measurable, systematic approach to personal and professional excellence would become.

If you want to achieve results beyond expectations, raise your expectations and commit to improving your TQ.

Best advice I can give anyone.

See ThinkTQ.com/Start...

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no, I have so many dreams like I feel like it would take me forever to detail the features and benefits. but it needs to be done for them to ever have a chance to become reality. I see, though, that my mind is automatically starting to envision the features and benefits on its own, without much conscious effort. so I will commit today to giving more detailed thought to my dreams or to at least one of them.
Fabulous!

" I will commit today to giving more detailed thought to my dreams or to at least one of them."

Committing to invest your time and energy to detail your dream is a BIG commitment!

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"Are you COMMITTED to both, the features and benefits within your dream... as well as paying the costs and overcoming the barriers associated with achieving it?"

What a great question!

I do want the benefits of the dream, and yes, due to the size of the dream, I have to be ready, willing and able to overcome the obstacles and barriers and am fully committed to paying all the costs... direct and indirect.

Put simply, I am TOTALLY committed to unleashing the beauty of my dreams.

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I very much enjoy teaching / coaching people or groups. I need to figure out to fit more of this in my life
Vision means seeing what's not there.

My vision for celebrating Labor Day 2011 is to recognize the 5 millionth person who changed the direction of their life with Success On Purpose.

Imagine 5 million people working at their full potential... 5 million people who have an enduring sense of mission and direction.

Sends chills, doesn't it?

Yes, it will feel GREAT!

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Yes, i amilling to give all my being to be ableto be a mover snd shaker in investing and make money and take care if my family and friends
Promises made should be kept. Even to myself.
Haven't achieved the goals i set out for me due to lack of comitment, procastination and no proper planing
Procrastination. Time mismanagement. Defective priority list.
Between today and 2012 I will earn that $124,000.00 I am intending for. I will: Find real state deals, tax credit, NSP and HOME program deals for my new company, Dream Team Community Development. (DTCD) and receive a 40% payout on them. I am also going to start a life skills training program for people being booted off of State Aid programs. I would love to publish something of value and sell it on-line. Hmm ... inspiration ... come on in! LOL! The seminars will start paying after the first two are done successfully. And I would also like to do some coaching. Need to find a good coaching program to subscribe to and teach ... I wonder what godchannelling.com has? And will I be able to integrate it into what I am going to teach in our seminars?
Yes, I'm getting mine today, I was asked to be a part owner in a new Hawaii hotel. Still doing 4 video conferences a day at http://meetLivevideo.com Join millionaire hosts from Dubai now as GUEST
My challenge to making my dreams become a reailty is finding the time but I am determined and driven to have a clear vision with daily goals!!
Tom,

Maybe I need to come to work for you in Hawaii in your Sales and Marketing Dept!!!

Love to see amazing things happening turning Ordinary lives into Extrardinary ones!!
own my own home, zero out all debts including the mtg that I owe to my parents, FTB, c/c., rebuild my credit ratings, save at least $300k, achieve a bachelor degree/master in integrative nutrition, working as a health coach. spend 28 days learning about nutrition... at the Tree of Life in Pantogonia, AZ, 1st class travel to Fiji, VietNam, take my nieces to vacation/volunteer in Hawaii for environment causes...
What would happen to your life if you were able to transform the opportunity before you right now into powerful results?

Everything changes -- everything.

My challenges are very very difficult, so it takes more than good intentions to get the results I expect -- it requires a High Power TQ.
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I think it will be satisfying and I believe I would be more excited about things to come
Achievement Demands Commitment.

Do you BELIEVE this?

No, I do not believe it -- I LIVE it every single day.

High achievement can only take place in the presence of high expectations.

I expect MORE and execute BETTER each and every day.
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Yes, I am headed in the exact right direction-- and picking up speed.

Why I am doing what I am doing is set in concrete.

What I am doing is precisely what I need to be doing.

Where I am headed gives me goosebumps, but am excited to be headed out!
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I hope to exceed my expectations. But it will only happen if I get off my duff and exercise my TQ and Plan for IT. Doing that now!
The Attitude one shows has everything to do with the success that person will have in life and his career. Attitude and Expectations represent the same outcome. If you expect great results, your attitude shows the great expectations. In his book, EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT, John Maxwell discusses the necessity of connecting and how it show a persons attitude. To quote one passage, "your attitude often overpowers the words you use when speaking to others". This is such a powerful statement and all of us can learn from experience that our ATTITUDE can give us success or give us failure. Your job performance and position is a major contributor FROM your attitude. Change your attitude and change your life.

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