Are You Interested Or Committed?

Are you interested or are you committed? This question is where the rubber meets the road. This is where I might lose you.

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Some people will say, “Oh yeah, I’m interested in having my own business!” They’ll read what I have to say, or listen to a podcast, they’ll nod their heads and say, “That sounds like a good idea.”

But they won’t actually go out and do it.

They won’t do what it takes.

They won’t buy the educational materials, the books that are recommended, or attend the training events. They won’t read Think and Grow Rich.

They won’t invest in themselves and get the continuing education they need, or find a mentor.

There's a lesson to be learned about commitment from breakfast. “When it comes to breakfast, the chicken is interested, but the pig is committed.”

It’s one thing to lay an egg and contribute that to breakfast; it’s another thing entirely to give yourself up to be the bacon.

How about you? Are you interested or are you committed?

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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  • I’m committed. And interested in learning more so that I can stay committed when that “messy middle” sets in. I don’t want to be one of those that give up when the going gets tough and not enjoy the view or the fun ride that awaits. Funny you mentioned Think and Grow Rich as it’s on my desk. It’s up after I finish the 4 Hour Workweek, Platform and a few others that I’m reading right now. I’m challenging myself to read at least 52 books this year. Which reminds me I need to order yours. I want to become a better copy writer too.

    • That reading plan should serve you well, Camilla. And thanks for considering putting my book on your reading list!

  • So true, Ray. For the longest time, I was only dipping my toe in the entrepreneurial waters. But it wasn’t until I began investing in my dreams that I started getting traction.

    • Congratulations on investing in your dreams and getting that traction Mark!

  • I love this Ray! I run into this with a lot of people. They will ask me about how to start a business and then refuse to go any further.

    As we speak, I’m coordinating my own Mastermind group to help people who are COMMITTED in growing their buisness!