Are you interested or committed?
Do you or your organisation have goals, dreams, targets, visions, desires, hopes, aspirations and objectives? I bet you do.
I listen to people talk about their hopes and dreams all the time and it is easy to tell if they are interested (in other words sitting on the sidelines, watching what unfolds and maybe being dragged along by any momentum that is created), or committed (driven to get things done, making things happen and achieving results).
Interested people talk in vague terms about the outcomes, as if they are a spectator at an event that they are not involved in. Committed people talk like they are a player, they know the game plan and the moves they are going to make. They are clear on the challenges and how much time is on the clock.
If you are committed, that’s great, good stuff, keep at it!
If you are only interested, then how do you get in the game? You need to DECIDE to play ALL IN. Get it in your head that this is the real deal and if you don’t start to get stuck in you could be off the team.
There is a huge difference between desire and decision. If you watch The Biggest Loser you would notice that when the contestants arrive at the house they have a desire to lose weight, but hardly any of them are ready to do the really hard work to get what they desire. As the program progresses, you can see the moments when they DECIDE they will do what it takes. It is this moment that shapes the results. They DECIDE to no longer be interested, they DECIDE to commit to their goals, hopes and dreams and play flat out. That is when they really start to see results.