Eagle Wisdom: Commitment Forever

Eagles are a symbol of spirit, vision and strength. They never give up living – their home is the freedom of the sky. They spend most of their time fearlessly flying high above. Their vision is eight times stronger than humans’, enabling them to see prey miles off. They are forever committed to their life mate, nurturing their fledglings and they don’t eat dead things.

Commitment is a big part of what you are and what you believe. The quality of your life is in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence, regardless of your chosen field of undertaking. It is a serious, long-term promise you make and keep with yourself and others to fully dedicate yourself to your task, relationships and work, even when times are tough.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, smart planning, and focused determination. You have to put your heart, mind, and soul into all your actions – this is the secret of success. Commitments bring sacrifices that you will have to deal with during difficult times.  Commitment is an act, not a word.  – J.P. Sartre

Through vision, dreams and commitment we can remove the limiting beliefs and discover a true sense of purpose and meaning in our lives. The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams and who are willing to risk a great leap into the unknown.

Like eagles that fly from the cliffs to soaring heights, we too must develop the courage and determination to be committed to what we want and where we want to go with our lives.

From African Wisdom by Dr. Lanette Hattingh

Dear Net Buddies,

What is your definition of a success as an adult?

Does the idea that being committed to excellence is the path to success – regardless of your future work choice – scare or excite you?

Do you believe you have what it takes to commit yourself to achieve your definition of success?

If Sartre is correct that “Commitment is an act, not a word,” what kind of future do your actions commit you to having?

You know what to do – commit your thoughts to paper and bring them to the LaunchPads soon.

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