Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Encourage your people to be committed to a project rather than just be involved in it.
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making.. certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in many concerns.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in your step.
The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Long shots do come in and hard work, dedication and perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open almost any door.
John H. Johnson
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It's very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you're going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.
Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares.
When employees and employers, even coworkers, have a commitment to one another, everyone benefits. I have people who have been in business with me for decades. I reward their loyalty to the organization and to me. I know that they'll always be dedicated to what we're trying to accomplish.
People do not follow uncommitted leaders. Commitment can be displayed in a full range of matters to include the work hours you choose to maintain, how you work to improve your abilities, or what you do for your fellow workers at personal sacrifice.
Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down.
The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Marian Wright Edelman