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

Dr. Cherry Collier Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from UGA. Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the ICF and a Master Certified Coach and Trainer of NLP (MCNLP), Certified Mediator and Denison Culture Certified Consultant. Author of Move Out of Your Own Way and a 100+ book series The Science and Art, a collection of best selling books on the science of human behavior and success being used as reference for leaders, executives, managers and coaches from a variety of industries and professions. Professor of Coaching for the last 6 years at a University. Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Business School of a University. Over 5,000 hours helping with clients and coaches get massive results. Over 15 years serving as a mentor coach. Published scholar and has mentored Ph.D. and MBA learners. Founding Member of Coachville. Certified in various assessments Disc, MBTI and more