“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
– Mario Andretti

Last week in my post I mentioned that no one will willingly follow someone they can’t trust. Do you think demonstrating commitment is a “non-negotiable” component in “earning trust”? If someone is not “all in,” dedicated, determined, passionate about what they do, that’s a trust issue. Their team is wondering how much longer they’re going to be around.

Sam Walton – arguably one of the best business men in this century – gave us ten “rules for success” that worked for him. Want to know what he said was #1?

Commit to your business.

Believe in it more than anybody else. If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever. I don’t know if you can learn this or if you are born with it. But I do know you need it.

Can your team and your family trust you to show up engaged, enthused, passionate, and committed even in the tough times? In addition to earning trust by demonstrating integrity, let’s earn trust by demonstrating our commitment to our families, our communities,our organization and our country. Our best days are ahead of us! I hope you believe that and are committed to making that a reality.

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
– Vince Lombardi

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