The Surprising Truth About Your Commitment To Achieving Your Goals

You’re either committed, or not.

There is no in between.

When people ask, “what’s your level of commitment?” it doesn’t even make sense because there are no “levels.”  You’re either committed, or not.

One of the things I discover when coaching people is that they think they’re committed, but their actions (and mindset) tell the real story.

And therein lies the problem for many.

Because if you’re not truly committed to achieving your goals, you’ll never truly achieve your goals.

So, how do you know if you’re truly committed, take the assessment below.


Commitment Assessment

Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions:

  1. Do you know how much income you want to earn monthly?
  2. Have you defined your lifestyle?  In other words, do you know how you want to spend your time outside of your work?
  3. Have you set up and do you honor boundaries around your work that allow you to experience the lifestyle you desire?
  4. Do you know how many deals you need to close to earn your monthly income?
  5. Do you know what activities you need to execute on a daily or hourly basis to achieve your monthly closings goal?
  6. Are you tracking your daily activity to hold yourself accountable and to capture crucial data that allows you to assess how effective you’re being in your daily activities?
  7. Are you regular evaluating how effective you’re being in your daily activities?
  8. Are you engaging the coaching or training you need to get better and become more effective in your daily activities?
  9. Are you nourishing your mind regularly to develop a strong mindset and evolve your emotional intelligence?
  10. Are you surrounding yourself with the right people who stretch you to become a better business-person and a better human being?
  11. Are you respecting yourself by being conscious of your physical health and choosing to fuel your body with healthy food and drink?
  12. Do you treat your clients, partners, colleagues, friends and family with respect and “come from a place of service” as opposed to thinking about yourself?


Assessment Results

If you answered “yes” to all of those questions, you are committed.

If you answered “no” to even one (1) of those questions, you are not committed.

Harsh? No, it’s reality.  I could easily defend any of the above points to show how a “no” breaks your commitment.

You want serious results?  Then it takes commitment.  And you can’t half-ass commitment. You can’t even “90%” commitment.


How To Be Committed

One of the best ways I’ve ever read to get yourself committed is from world-renown thought leader and marketing & branding expert, Seth Godin.

Here’s how Seth says to get yourself committed:

Dig yourself a hole

Make big promises.

Burn your boats.

Set yourself up in a place where you have few options and the stakes are high.

Focused energy and serious intent will push you to do your best work. You have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. (Better than the alternative).”

He’s right: being committed – while perhaps challenging at times – is much better than the alternative.

If you read this and have taken 100% responsibility for your business and life results and want some help getting committed, contact me.  I can help.

Otherwise, start at the top of the commitment assessment, and take each of those one by one until you can honestly answer each and every one with a resounding “yes.”

The cool thing about commitment?  Achieving your goals becomes a byproduct.  It just happens. 

So, are you committed or not?  Post your answer in the comments.

And if you’re not, there’s no time like the present to go public with your new commitment to being committed!  (And in the process you’ll give others permission to be honest with themselves and help them grow.  So thanks for being honest in advance).

ONE LAST THING: If this blog post emboldened your commitment, please forward it to all of the loan originator colleagues you know.  Thank you.

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