There’s a difference between interestÂ and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do itÂ only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, youÂ accept no excuses – only results.Â â€• Ken Blanchard
In the spirit of the Olympics I think if there is a lesson to be learnt about atheletes, it’ll probably be their commitment to achieving the best. No one becomes an athlete because they want to attain mediocre status. Athletes spend most of their lives competing. Some compete against others, with others while others compete with themselves.
After watching countless post-win interviews, they talk about the years they have trained for an event Â and their determination to succeed. Their bodies are a testament to the endless hours spent on conditioning and preparation, but their mindset and attitude is really what puts them in a world-class level.
Commitment is a value that I hold in high regard. I was joking the other day to a friend about how I’m commitment phobic. For most people, the association with relationships come to mind but for me I have a fear of mundane permanent life. I want things to change, I want things to grow and things to develop. I guess the biggest commitment so far is seeing through the decisions I have made in Canada thus far. Undoubtedly I always ask myself what life would be if I had stayed in Asia, but I couldn’t be happier committing to what I love and improving every day.
Stop complaining, stop making excuses for yourself and achieve those results. Make a commitment to yourself and when you’ve reached it, its the best feeling in the world. I may not ever compete in the Olympics but watching the moments of triumph always gets me emotional. They always make me cry because I believe those moments erase all the struggles it took to get there. That priceless feeling of success is what commitment can give you.
Congratulations to all Olympians of London 2012, thank you for sharing your moments with me and inspiring everyone!