You can decide that you want to lead a successful life. But can you commit to it?

When it's time to move forward and carry out the actions that set you up for success, you'll need more than a mere decision. You will need dedication, resolve, and purpose. Sticking to and strengthening a commitment isn't always easy. But here are some wise words that will prove to you that it's always worth it and always possible.

1. "I don't think that as a participant in life you cannot be committed. You either commit to mediocrity or commit to greatness." -- Les Brown

2. "Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down." -- Charles F. Kettering

3. "The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed." -- Martina Navratilova

4. "Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there." -- Haile Gebrselassie

5. "The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt." -- Rollo May

6. "Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day." -- Booker T. Washington

7. "Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down." -- David McNally

8. "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

9. "I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." -- Michael Phelps

10. "If you have a strong mind and plant in it a firm resolve, you can change your destiny." -- Paramahansa Yogananda

11. "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." --Pablo Picasso

12. "Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." -- Jim Rohn

13. "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." -- Paul J. Meyer

14. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." -- Andrew Carnegie

15. "We should remain true to our course; which may mean committing yourselves to things that people around you would normally disapprove." -- Olehile Fischer Thataone

16. "You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." -- Sammy Davis, Jr

17. "Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?" -- LeBron James

Published on: Jan 15, 2020
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