Commitment To An Idea

The concept of commitment has two key strong explanations: 1. the state of being dedicated, or 2. a relationship that restricts freedom of action. Being an entrepreneur, I follow the first! When we speak of a committed relationship we usually mean to a spouse or a place of employment. Sometimes that brings joy and sometimes it brings rules and restrictions. Being committed to your idea seems to bring freedom from pursuing that which makes you happy.

Author Kenneth Blanchard once said “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” What’s important in entrepreneurship is choosing your commitments wisely. When you commit to people and projects that are truly important to you, your relationships will improve, you will be more successful.

True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon relationships and a whole-souled love.

–Optimist Christian Larson

Of course, being committed you must follow through with no fear of the outcome. Once you see these goals clearly everything else comes into focus and you begin to have more time for those pursuits of happiness. Entrepreneurs intrinsically understand that new ventures mean risks. The minute we commit to an idea, we understand that there is a price paid either in time, money, or effort that is required to move forward in the direction of their choice.

The six most common traits of those committed to their idea:

  1. Work all the time

  2. They will try anything to get the desired result

  3. They are flexible

  4. Everyone knows what they do

  5. Practice makes perfect

  6. Get their hands dirty

With the start of a new decade, I invite you to find your passion, set your goals and plot a course for success. Sometimes it’s with your first idea, sometimes with your very last. You will never know unless you try!

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Life By Design and is featured here with Author permission.

Cynthia Kosciuczyk, MBA
Cynthia Kosciuczyk, MBA
Some time ago I took the less-traveled roads which led to many careers. Each of these contributed to my unique mix of expertise: science research, teaching, food, art, and textiles. Owning and operating my own businesses (a bakery, a gallery, and a consulting business) thrust me into the driver seat of learning many diverse roles from customer service to public relations and resulted in my unique management style. Participating in the creation of startups and my own businesses and technology endeavors such as My quest for knowledge and seeking out the best has turned me into a networking enthusiast. A lifelong passion for textiles and Persian rugs taught me an array of professional skills which make the spectrum of research, writing and community events enjoyable interrelated tasks. Networking in the art and music areas, community projects and events has resulted in a multitude of business opportunities. My experiences include Management, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Design, Descriptive Writing, Business Strategy, Color, and Textiles. Each and every facet of my work and life come together like pieces of a puzzle. I strive to be a phenomenal net-worker and problem solver who continues to learn and grow.