I began thinking about commitment a few days ago and I looked up some inspirational quotes on commitment. This all started when I attended a webinar a couple of weeks ago hosted by Sean Croxton from his website, seancroxton.com. I have added a link to his site if you would like to check it out. In the webinar, he talked about our limiting mindset when it comes to making money. Our brains protect us, which can actually stop us from acquiring abundance.
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
~ Zig Ziglar
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Inspirational Quotes On Commitment
Our brain is wired to block us from change. This has happened to me several times when I decided to make a change. Has it ever happened to you that you decided to improve yourself and an assortment of negative things started happening? This is your brain blocking your change. Soon you will slip back into your old habits. Most New Year’s resolutions only last till January 14th. This is why gyms are crowded in January and empty out in February.
“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dream into reality.”
~ James Womack
The main thing I took away from the webinar was that most people don’t succeed when they try to make a change. The reason for this is that the decision to improve yourself is 25% of the solution. The other 75% is commitment. People simply make a decision but they don’t commit to that decision. If you don’t commit, then you will not be successful.
“Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.”
~ Sinclair B. Ferguson
In relationships, both people must be committed to making it work. Commitment is simply this, it’s 100%. You can’t expect to make a 99% commitment and be successful. It’s all or nothing. If you make your decision, you must commit to it. If you are not going to commit, then don’t make the decision. You will do yourself more harm mentally. Whenever I decided to lose weight and I committed to that decision, I could lose weight rather quickly. If I did not commit to that decision, I wasn’t successful and would beat myself up mentally.
“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
When you see a fight you can tell who is committed. Before the first punches are thrown both fighters have the same look on their face. They look stern, angry, and focused. When one of the fighters gets hit in the mouth, sometimes you will see a total change in their face. All the adrenaline and anger leaves their body. You can tell that they do not want to continue. This is because they made a decision to fight but weren’t committed to winning.
“I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.”
~ Vince Lombardi
It seems like an easy thing to commit to anything but for whatever reason, most people don’t do it. The reason has to do with your brain which is always in conflict. There are scientists who devote their lives to studying the brain and its many functions. I’m not one of them but I do read a lot and listen to these scientists.
“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.”
~ Sammy Davis, Jr.
The brain is made up of different parts and each part performs different functions. The main function of the brain is to protect us and keep us safe. It prefers balance. When you decide to make a change it creates a conflict. The way your brain handles this is that it’s wired to pull you back into your comfort zone. As long as you stay in your comfort zone, your brain perceives balance. This is why simply making a decision is not enough for success.
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” ~ Mario Andretti
You have probably heard of the fight, flight, or freeze response to danger. Because your brain under stress operates on your subconscious, you don’t think about what you’re doing. You just react to the situation. Your subconscious thoughts are made up of your training and experience. On 9/11, you saw first responders run into the Twin Towers while everyone else was running away from them. The only way they could override the brain’s primary function of survival was to be committed to saving as many lives as they could.
“Commitment is an act, not a word.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
The best way to make a commitment is to have a big WHY. I’ve said this many times before and I will continue to beat this drum. If you have a WHY that is large and emotional, you can be or do anything you want. Your WHY is your commitment. You cannot have an emotional WHY and not be committed.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.”
~ William Hutchison Murray
If you decide you want to lose weight, improve your relationship, or build wealth, commit to that decision. Think about WHY you want to do it. Is it because you want to prove all the naysayers wrong? Maybe you want to improve your health so you can be active with your family? Do you want the peace of mind that comes from being financially independent? Whatever your reason, make it big, and commit to it.
“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”
~ Anthony Robbins
Commit, commit, commit. It is only through your commitment to your decision to change that you will overcome the conflicts in your brain. Your thoughts from the past are why you are what you are today. The only way to make a change in yourself is to replace all of your old thoughts. Your old thoughts are limiting. Understand that we live in an unlimited universe and begin to think in unlimited terms.
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”
~ Peter F. Drucker
Your commitment will allow you to overcome all the obstacles put in front of you by the universe and your own brain. It is only through commitment that success is possible. Commit and succeed.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
~ Art Turock
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25 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes On Commitment”
Definitely motivating 👍
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Very inspiring post,loved reading it.Yes,commitment is an inner impulse that ought to come from within. Thanks a lot for sharing.Take care.🌹👍🙏
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As always, very inspiring post!
Ramya, you for reading and your wonderful comments. Take care.
Love the quotes you selected and I really dropped my jaw at that ‘coincidence’. Bad things that start happening when you make up your mind. Just the brain bouncing back to old patterns. I never looked at it like that…but then…I guess I do have some commitment issues 🤣🤷♀️
Thanks for reading. You and your commitment issues. 😂
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Nice post 😊
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Such great quotes! Inspirational material. Thank you for this post. Commitment is always difficult, it becomes easier with a constant flow of motivation. ✨
Thanks for reading and your insightful comments.
I have enjoyed this post and it has come as a blessing, the best I can do is share it. Commitment is key and once you are, you’ll accept no excuse.
Thank you for reading and sharing my post. I agree that commitment is key to success.
Our why truly helps us maintain our stance to achieve the goal. Commitment is the link that keeps us going. 💯
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“Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.” This quote highlights something I see out in the world. People not getting married, or thinking the ‘love’ has gone from their relationship.
As a single man I look forward to the day I am married and able to spend the rest of my life with my wife. I often have to pray to give this longing over to God so I can focus on working hard on today. While praying one day the phrase “Winning in a relationship is working hard” popped into my head. I’m an all in type of guy when it comes to relationships; friends, family, and dating life. So this phrase makes sense to me. I do wonder if people always want to leave themselves a way out? As many of the quotes you’ve gathered here say, you’ve got to commit to get the results.
Thanks for sharing.
A relationship is a commitment between two people and the commitment must go both ways. Many people get into a relationship without committing to it. As you said, they leave themselves a way out.
Not having been in a long term relationship I have little reference, but I imagine it might be like a bicycle. If one wheel wants to turn and the other does not, the journey is going to be very uncomfortable – potential going nowhere!
Quite an inspiring read and piece. Decision (D) and commitment (C). The latter over-rides the other,and no wonder the C always comes before the letter D..