Whenever Thomas Edison had a new idea for an invention, he would announce it to the press, and then he would go to his lab to work on making his ideas into inventions. Committing to his plans publicly gave him a reason to stick to them.
In life, we experience moments that inspire us to reach higher and change for the better, but often actually making that change in our lives is difficult, because we hide behind our doubts and fears, using them as an excuse not to begin. If we make a commitment, with family, friends and colleagues, we will be forced to work on it and will constantly be reminded about the promise we made. A commitment gives us a new power – no matter what comes in our way, it keeps us focused on our goals. Making a commitment is the first step to bringing about a change in your life – it opens the door to achievement.
The next step is acting on our commitments – Are we doing what we said we would do?
The easiest thing is to say what we will do.
The most difficult thing is to do what we said we would do.
Remember: Commitment + Action = Achievement