Lesson Plan For The Future…
A Key to Success…Commitment
(Memorize the below passage from W.H. Murray, it has the potential to change your life)
Yesterday, my friend Tristan Ahumada of the Lab Coat Agents Real Estate Group asked:
“If you could only choose ONE thing. What do you think makes the difference between a successful business person vs one that isn’t?”
Those who know me, can guess my response.
So many things! But in the spirit of One Thing
If I have to chose just one thing…One thing that makes THE difference in business, and in life, it is…Commitment.
The following is my absolute favorite quote on the word and subject. It has proven true for me, time and again over my long career, and I know true for you as well. Read it and think about each word. I memorized it years ago…
“Until one is committed
There is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation
There is one elementary truth,
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas
And splendid plans:
That the moment one commits oneself,
Then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would otherwise never have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
Raising in one’s favor all manner
Of unforeseen incidents and meetings
And material assistance
Which no man could have dreamt
Would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect
For one of Goethe’s couplets:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can – begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951