Three quotes about commitment:
Commitment and motivation are closely related. Leo Babauta, Zen Habits:
When I’m truly committed, there is a deeper feeling, in my gut, that there is no way I’m going to fail at the commitment.
It’s not, “I really want to fulfill this commitment” … instead, it’s, “There is no question in my mind I’m going to fulfill it.”
(…) It’s OK to not be committed to everything — in fact, it’s impossible to be committed to every single thing you want to do. It’s better to be committed to fewer things, but more deeply.
Commitment is reflected in how you prioritize things. Sasha Dicther:
Four days a week is what we need to commit to something if we really want to grow. Twice a week is enough for maintenance.
Three days a week is enough for improvement.
But four days a week creates transformative change.
It doesn’t matter what sort growth you’re working on–you might want to improve your sales, singing, soccer, swimming, saxophone or salsa dancing. Perhaps you’re working on tambourine, thoughtfulness, tact, tenacity, tap dancing or Telugu. Give it four days a week and change will happen.
And finally, the now-famous quote from Derek Sivers. Commitment and ambiguity are incompatible.
If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no”.
When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” — then say “no.”
(…) We’re all busy. We’ve all taken on too much. Saying yes to less is the way out.