Self-motivation and Power of Commitment

Are you truly committed to a task? Let’s find out…

  • Have you started precisely what you would like to do?
  • Have you created a detailed plan to achieve the goal?
  • Have you designated a timetable for executing the plan?
  • Are you regularly implementing steps in a focused manner?
  • Have you relinquished all other competing and conflicting ideas?

If the answers to all these questions are no, then you are far behind when it comes to commitment in a job. Often, this lack of commitment results in inefficient output and low yield from the work, but it’s not that difficult to deal with the matter and get organized to achieve success in any project or work to which you commit.

Whenever you commit to work with 100% focus and effort, you are bound to succeed and generate optimum output from the work.

So, what steps can help us increase our level of commitment to particular work? Let’s find out…


  1. Commit from within:

Any commitment you make must always be for yourself. It should be self-initiated, self-maintained, and spontaneous. If there is no inner passion, you are bound to throw in the towel at the first sign of trouble.

  1. Limit the number of your goals:

One benefit of commitment to something is being able to give it your focus. Commit to goals that do not conflict. It’s always better to minimize and prioritize your goals so they do not siphon the mental and physical energy required to achieve each. You should focus on not more than three goals a quarter.

  1. Create a plan:

Setting a goal isn’t enough; you need to create a plan and execute it properly so you can reach that goal. Even if the plan does not lead you where you thought it would, don’t worry. It’s important to have specific places to go, but when you get there and decide that you don’t want to be there, it’s OK to change course.

  1. Give it time:

Allow time for success. You should wait a minimum of three months with large goals before deciding whether your plan is working properly. It’s almost like planting a tree. You need to plant the seed, cultivate the area, and then water it. It takes time for fruit to grow, and you can never expect it to grow by the next day.

Always remember, commitment is being willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. It’s about persistence when you keep doing whatever you are doing, whatever it takes


Create a powerful day!

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D., MCC, CNLPMC, RCC, CPCC
Chief Collaboration Officer, Master Certified Executive Coach & Inclusion Strategist

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Dr. Cherry

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist, Strategist, Executive Coach, and Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant for Personality Matters, Inc. Her science-based approach and brain-based techniques, propel people, teams, and organizations to build bridges and work from the inside out to achieve their goals. Dr. Cherry specializes in emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership development, and DEI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College. She is the author of more than twenty-five Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches. Dr. Cherry is often called the DEI Whisperer because she has a unique ability to fiercely “hold the space” and be totally present which creates a psychologically safe environment that allows others all the space they need to fully express themselves. She listens to others with head, heart and hands approach so that they are heard, seen and understood.