Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm”. Devotion to the aspirations of life and hard work are the ingredients to make a success recipe no matter the challenges faced in life. The attainment of greatness and prosperity is never made possible on a silver platter but it takes zeal and enthusiasm to make those realizations come true. Indeed, nothing is ever achieved without hard work and commitment. No human wakes up to find greatness and no mission can be accomplished without commitment. This stance is supported even by religion when the good Scripture says in Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom”.
Complaints are enemies of greatness. We have to avoid complaining and get committed to whatever we are doing to achieve our destiny in life. With effort and commitment, there is no way one cannot accomplish his destiny. Your destiny responds to the efforts of your hands. You can achieve your success if you balance commitment, enthusiasm and sensitivity to the very things your hands find. “There has never been a man in our history who led a life of ease, whose name is worth remembering”-Theodore Roosevelt.
Determine whatever you want more important than anything else in life, write down the means by which you plan of attaining it, and permit nothing to be a deterrence to the pursuit of its attainment. Orison Swett Marden says “Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands, stamp it with your personal character. Let superiority be your trademark”. The season of wishing to be great is over. It is time to have dreams of big nature backed with plans of effectiveness and making great commitments. Indeed, true success can be defined as the external evidence of development. When people get committed to their professions and relationships, greatness is achieved and assured.
I believe life is always passing us through tests by checking our levels of commitments and the greatest rewards are always preserved for them that have demonstrated a never dying commitment to act until greatness is impeccably achieved. Life is a matter of choices and therefore success and failure are hinged unto choices. The achievement of greatness is made possible when targets are set and focus is the first key backed with commitment and hard work.