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Motivational Quote - There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.

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Are you interested in your goals, or are you fully committed? One of the most common complaints among goal setters nowadays is that there’s just not enough time to get to the ones that “really matter.” The real culprit is that most people don’t raise their goals beyond the level of general interest. They’re waiting for a vague time in the future when other things won’t get in the way or when they wrap things up. In other words, when it’s more convenient. And of course, that time never comes, does it? If your goals are truly that important to you, don’t let anything stand in your way. You have the power to say ‘no’ and to set your priorities. Make that commitment and you automatically create an obligation that you’re bound to fulfill.

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SHAMROCKY2K

12/29/2014 11:50:18 PM

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Perfect as my wallpaper.

LAGIRL0547

12/29/2014 10:12:16 AM

I know that is so true and I sit down and watch tv when I could be doing something to help me reach my goal I started to change that this year (2014) I will continue to do it. this year I have lost 23 pounds I know that's not a lot my goal was 50 before 50 didn't have but now its 75 by November 2015. I think that's reachable with the determination and commitment to just it and I do feel great and I am going to stay focus this has been something I have tried many times so here we go and I will keep you posted..good luck to everyone and take it one day at a time

DANERUBY

12/29/2014 4:28:16 AM

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Past years have been interesting. This year will be committed. Oh wait, that didn't sound quite the way I intended! LOL

DIAMOND102

7/17/2014 1:05:53 AM

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I love this motivational thought it has inspired me to really make a commitment and to keep it first in thought and action.

DIAMOND102

7/17/2014 1:05:09 AM

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I love this motivational thought it has inspired me to really make a commitment and to keep it first in thought and action.

MAYBER

7/16/2014 11:50:56 PM

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Interest------Commitment
One day at a time

SPARKYFLOWER

7/16/2014 10:15:51 AM

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Loved this Thought. Thank You

CATNURSE1

7/16/2014 3:53:52 AM

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I agree one hundred percent! Now if I would just listen to the words.....

WISCGIRL56

5/8/2013 1:47:27 PM

This is truely a great motivational outlook on life. I love it

KITTERSMOM1

9/13/2012 6:31:25 PM

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True for any aspect of life...from fitness to business.

DESERTFLOWER6

6/28/2012 1:32:04 PM

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Short but sweet. I was just remarking to myself this morning that I generally lack commitment- less so than lacking motivation. I have been successful these last 2 months in attaining better health and the I have to say the biggest reason has been that I am COMMITTED to getting it done no matter what.

LUVMINAPS

5/10/2012 10:23:52 PM

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This quote speaks volumes. I have many many interests but I am not committed always. I need to apply this to my life. I need to get serious about being committed to myself to happiness and health.

BONWIL2

4/25/2012 10:04:32 AM

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WOW!!! This might explain a lot of things. I do have an intrest and I realize that I need to get committed.

TRINAA4

4/14/2012 4:57:49 PM

This is true, I start my healthy lifestyle plan and then stop and start again. This hit me hard and now Iam doing this healthy lifestyle for plan me and now Iam back on track.

GODSGIRL1966

3/3/2012 10:02:28 PM

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I love this quote! I used to have it as part of my signature on my work email until we had to remove all non-company-related statements.

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