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Revealed: My Personal Success Principle

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In my opinion, success is based on one very simple principle: Commitment.

It’s a simple equation – commit to success and you can’t fail. At some point, you WILL get there.

As Winston Churchill once said: ‘Never, never, never give up!”

The thing is, commitment its self isn’t the problem; it’s our attitude towards it that often sees us failing.

Let me explain.

One of my mentors has a saying, and it goes a little like this:

“Every act of commitment is really an act of recommitment.”

When you commit to something, there will be times when you fall off the wagon. There will be times when you just can’t face doing what you know you should be doing to get what you want. And there will be times when you allow yourself to get distracted.

This doesn’t matter. Because it happens to us all.

What matters is – that you GET BACK ON THE FREAKING WAGON PEOPLE.

Expect to fall off.

Be okay with it.

Even enjoy the ride for a while and then pick yourself up, dust yourself off and climb back on that wagon with all the hope, passion and excitement that you can muster.

Because unless you’re on the wagon, more than you’re off it, there isn’t much chance of you getting what you want.

Don’t place your emphasis on commitment. Place your emphasis on recommitment.

The problem is, we have this nasty little habit of beating ourselves up when we fall off the wagon as if it was this huge shock to our system!

Oh but I fell off! We wail, crippled with guilt and self-loathing at the prospect of our own failure.

Listen to me. It ain’t over til the fat lady sings, so stop what you’re doing right now and get back up on that wagon.

It’s much cooler up there anyways. And at least, you’re on the road to somewhere when you’re wagon’s a rolling.

Have I taken this wagon metaphor a little too far? Perhaps.

Anyways, you get my drift.

Instead of adopting a ‘woah is me’ attitude when we veer away from our goals, we must recommit. Let me say it again. Recommit. Recommit. Recommit. (now it sounds weird like when you say the same word too many times, and it looks a little strange).

Anyway, my point is that if you recommit, there isn’t a possibility of you failing now is there?

Et voila! Guaranteed success is at your fingertips.

That’s all.

Something to chew on for a while 🙂

And let me know what you think in the comments. I’d love to hear from you, my dear.

With love,

Zoe B

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2 Comments. Leave new

Love it Zoe – and the wagon metaphor. I refer to this as riding s bicycle and having to go over speed humps (which are usually external sources or my own thoughts / fears) which put me off the commitment road for a short time – but when you are on purpose (or following passion – like u introduced me to), you naturally end up back on the bike because lik u said it feels much better!
Thank u for a great reminder of what I am actually doing! U r totally right somehow with recommitment you do end up where u want and I think patience is also a great asset to have on board the wagon! X

Susan Mary Malone
March 16, 2016 4:38 pm

Well, how cool is that: “Every act of commitment is really an act of recommitment.” Just love that, Zoe!


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