The “C” Word -> Commitment

Much of the theme in this post was borrowed, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It was an article written by kettlebell instructor extrodinaire, Geoff Neupert, directed towards those seeking to improve their physical fitness… As I read it nearly 2 years ago, I remember thinking how EXACTLY this applied to success in practice… so here it is. Enjoy. More importantly, learn…
SOME OBSERVATIONS THAT APPLY SPECIFICALLY TO YOU, whether you know it or not.
It can’t really get any “easier.” You have this system of protocols that you must study, learn, understand, and implement precisely. Then, repeat what you just did. Again.
This brings up that “C – Word” – Commitment. Yes, I said it. The one word that most of us are afraid of. Commitment. I mean, it’s not like you’re at the alter saying “I Do” or anything. But maybe that’s a bit too simplistic, because before commitment comes that other “C – Word” – Choice.
Here’s an age-old question… Is it Nature or is it Nurture? It’s Neither!
Paul Zane Pilzer, renowned economist, author, and multimillionaire entrepreneur, gave this answer to the “Nature vs Nurture” question. Pilzer was speaking about his research on rising millionaires. Pay attention, as you can easily draw the same conclusion about those who are building successful practices today.
Pilzer said: “One of the most fascinating parts of my research is — becoming a millionaire seems to have less correlation each year with your race, religion, country of origin, or even your parents or your education.
Pilzer used the Forbes 400 list of the richest 400 Americans to support his findings. In 1981, the list contained a host of family names once synonymous with American wealth… the Rockefellers, Morgans, Astors, etc. By 1995, only 40 of the original 400 (or their children) remained on the list, and none were in the top 10. All of those in the new top 10 were born poor or middle class, and only two had finished college. Further, many if not most of the people on the Forbes 400 had a brother or sister who was as great a failure in life, sometimes involving a prison sentence, as they were a success.
We have seen this often times among our presidents… anyone remember Billy Carter? Roger Clinton? Pilzer explains the phenomenon…
“None of these people were nurtured or natured to fail, and most had the same family upbringing and educational opportunities as their successful sibling. Great success is now, more than ever before in human history, about making a choice.”
Your free will to commit or not to commit, is the choice. You have the free will to take the protocols you’ve been given and make something with them, or to neglect them. You also have the choice to misuse them. Have you ever used a pair of pliers to pound down a nail?
Follow the AMC protocol precisely. Stop tweaking it and watering it down unless you want watered down results. Consider this: “Changing part of it to “fit you better” is changing the wrong variable… it’s not the procedure, it’s your concepts or understanding that needs adjusting”.
All you have to do is study, learn, gain understanding, and implement it precisely. And then, repeat. If you’re struggling with the protocol, do this: decide to study some part of the protocol 5 days a week for 30 minutes.
That’s it! You’re going to do it for a month – just ONE month – that’s not very long in the grand scheme of things – it’s only 1/12 of a year.
Then, you’re going to reassess your progress and your stats. That’s it. Nothing less. Study, learn, gain understanding, implement precisely. That’s it.
I don’t care when or how you get this done either – You just need to do it. And you do have 30 minutes in your day.
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