LESSON #17: Commitment (The Choice is Yours)

In the previous lesson, we talked about motivation. More specifically, we talked about the need for long term, intrinsic motivation, and about how it should correlate with your overall vision.

I talked about how you need to be inspired and excited about your vision, and about how you can draw motivation from your vision.

But excitement alone is not enough to keep you going…

(Watch this video…)

Join my coaching club

Main points:

  • Motivation is tied to our emotions, and our emotions have peaks and valleys.

  • What will you do when the excitement is gone?

  • (About the “hype cycle”)

  • You need commitment, and commitment is a choice.

  • “A vision grows from your soul, fed by commitment and passion, and can be articulated with descriptions of how things will be when the vision is achieved. If you cannot describe life within the vision, it is only a dream of imagination; if you cannot find the passion and perseverance, perhaps all you have is a plan for a goal.” – Dion McInnis

  • Passion comes easy for most of us entrepreneurial types, but commitment isn’t always so easy.

  • (Example of commitment in marriage)

  • The biggest enemy of commitment is probably fear.

  • Tips to help you commit to your vision…

    1) Feed your vision
    2) Make it the right level of priority
    3) Make sacrifices
    4) Develop good habits
    5) Be flexible
    6) Keep moving forward, no matter what
    7) Solidify your commitment in writing

    (Example of Bill Bright’s contract with God)

    Action steps:

    1) Commit to your vision. Write it down, sign and date it.

    2) List your priorities, in order of importance.

    3) Write down some habits you would like to develop, choose one to start with, and do it!

    As you commit to your vision, I believe you will be mentally prepared to begin the work of building your online business.

    The foundational portion of this learning series is almost complete; there’s just one more important question I need to address in the next lesson before we start putting together the pieces of your business.

    As always, you are welcome to post your questions and comments below. (Feel free to let me know if you’ve decided to commit to your vision)

    Have a great day!

  • 225 comments on “LESSON #17: Commitment (The Choice is Yours)

    1. Ally

      Hi Eric, I am learning so much and my priority at the moment is I want to be successful every time I leave your lesson I’m on a high. Maybe I should of bidded on the auction I am still not sure of a domain name etc but as u said go forward. As I look to the Lord he will bless. Thanks Eric.
      Ally

      Reply
    2. Chris Lentzy

      Hi Eric,
      very thorough. I see that you are helping us build a solid foundation for our inner game in the world of online marketing.
      Keep up the good work.

      Reply
    3. Dan

      Hi Eric great stuff you are teaching there.Just the kind of tonic or medicine to bring us to our senses. We should be taking things seriously,not lightly.Starting something is easy but seeing it through to maturity is not an easy thing for quite a majority of us.Once again thank you for a great lesson.

      Reply
    4. maria truett

      hello Eric I just want to let you know how blessing I feel every day when I hear your message.I always praise to the Lord to keep blessing you and your family. thank you. You one of the person that helping me make part of my dream come truth.
      maria

      Reply
    5. Anonymous

      Eric,I really like your program. You talked about Bill Bright. Another man of the same type I feel needs to be mentioned. His career was not going any where until he “Signed a contract” with God saying if his career was to take off like it should that he would build a momument to a saint. That momument still stands today St. Judes hospital for children, The man, Danny Thomas. Have a great day Lonn

      Reply
    6. Donald Thomas

      Good Stuff!

      Reply
    7. tracy

      Once again great lesson, It’s inspiring and motivated me to work harder and commit to my vision. I’m always the one who start on something, but never finish it. This lesson has open my eye. thank you !

      Reply
    8. Tommy

      Hi Eric,
      I love what you have done with this series. This is so solid… And you are just terrific in your presentation of the material. You are inspiring me just by what your are presenting. The FOUNDATION to success. Thank you, Tom

      Reply
    9. Kathy

      Your so crystal clear in your thinking Eric. This foundation has been fantastic. I feel sad to leave it behind.

      Reply
    10. Roy McFarlane

      Hi Eric, your tips are great. Informative and very clear.
      I wished I had seen your tips earlier.
      Got caught up in a group of scammers . Greg Anderson , the money code, turnkey website, Tom and not sure how many involved in this rin. Please warn all you can about quick money scams.
      I sent a copy of this email to there email addresses and the dept of internal affairs.
      Went to site nothing there to see. Also already paid several fees some twice. Have no idea what you people are doing. Every time you show me you want more money. 
      I followed one link and went for the 6 mth trial, website free, then by the time I contacted the bank the bill had gone from $70.00 plus traffic cost to nz $600.00 plus. This is nothing but theft. Nothing was that clear. The returns if any could even be from illegal phishing, scamming, and scimming  people’s accounts. There are laws in nz on this and penalties include jail.
       Nothing you have shown sets out clearly the deal. I do not need selling. Thought I paid twice. In those payments included a uni host fee which I was not aware of. 
      No one is available on email or phone to respond to. Greg Anderson and Tom are selling the same thing. They both claim to be financial gurus. Anyway what are we selling, or buying.
      Not happy. Now you send me continuously to websites to extract more money from me. When that doesn’t work you pass me on to other people to be scammed again.
      Please note this has stopped me from any trading of any kind inclusive my affiliate accounts with Jeremy and Simon the people who suggested your site. This puts them in disrepute. Also my affiliate site with amazon has come to a stop as now I do not trust any thing on the Internet. You people are so tricky. My bank accounts have been closed and now my credit is in disrepute. Thanks again. I have trusted you and now are financially wrecked. I didn’t have much money and now have none with no hope of working online.
      please respond properly via a valid return email address. Failing contact will involve your Internet suppliers being informed, the nz comerce dept and department of internal affairs. I will spend all my spare time hunting you out and take you to court. I will also let Microsoft and other affiliates that you are breaching the use of there software agreements and seek support.
      Finally. Front up, man up, apologise rectify or refund please. Roy McFarlane. marinelectrix@gmail.com. Ph 0211870313 new Zealand.
      Sent from Roy by my iPad

      Reply
    11. Gary Hogan

      Thanks Eric — lessons are keeping me going to clarity of vision — Gary

      Reply
    12. Troy

      Eric

      Great lesson, but what if you don’t know where to start? There’s so much out there, that it becomes information overload!!!!

      Troy

      Reply
    13. George

      Awesome, awesome lesson Eric, Thank you so much. I so much related to many points within this lesson and the amazing part is it has been a constant struggle to keep up with my commitments towards my vision. That struggle makes you feel alive :-)
      All your lessons are superb. Thank you again.

      Reply
    14. Ginny-Lynn Leimbock

      Eric: Loved this lesson! I am a very spiritual person and pray daily. I am understanding more and more as you express yourself exceptionally well. I am 67 years old and on a pension I can’t live on, so I am struggling, but determined. Your lessons will see me though, as there is so much I never thought of, and never knew. Keep up the good work, as your loved and appreciated by all.

      Reply
    15. Jorge

      Eric thanks for the lesson today, watching your commitment and passion to do your job, you encouraged to imitate your good habits, regards

      Reply
    16. mario

      my vision is to own my own umbrella company providing a range of online and offline services manging it with my wife this will give me flexibility to do full-time ministry to engage in global evangelism ,church planting

      Reply
    17. bob

      Great stuff! Where have you been all my life LOL!!!

      Reply
    18. Sam

      Nice lesson Eric…you the man.
      Great to have steps to follow on our journey…

      Reply
    19. Fatu

      Hi Eric
      I really love all lessons so far but I am a poor guy trying to save some dollars to buy devices so I can watch videos

      Thank you so much and God Bless

      Reply
    20. Joseph Cheek

      Hey Eric,

      Two thumbs up on the lesson today. I really like the example of the contract with God. It hit home for me because my vision of expanding my ministry nationwide, and later worldwide, is fed by my commitment to my business, and doing what it takes, no matter what. Again, great lesson. I have to say, though, if youkeep this up, I’m likely to find a mentor in you, even if vicariously.

      Reply
    21. Sanjay

      True, emotions have picks and valleys and to keep yourself committed during valleys is the most tough part. We should be mentally prepared to encounter emotional valleys only then we will be able to remain committed to our vision under any situation. Such a commitment in the very beginning, will get fed to our subconscious mind and repetition of the same on a regular basis will ensure our commitment to our vision.
      Thanks Eric for such a wonderful presentation

      Reply
    22. juan

      This is great

      Reply
    23. DOC Briggs

      I vowed to God that I need Him above ALL else. I think that I haven’t succeeded because He has pulled me back until I realized this fact. Thank you for everything and every word that you have shared. I would shake your hand if I could.
      God Bless you and your whole family Eric. My website is there to help women that are ill or healthy and I have given it to God. I pray that He uses it as He see fit.
      Someday I hope to meet you or at least talk with you on the phone.
      Doc

      Reply
    24. Elsie

      Another wonderful message, thanks Eric. I must say that I am always surprised at the depth and reality of the concepts that you are teaching. Your faith shines through every lesson and gives so much credibility to your words. Keep up the good work – I am committed to making this work and with your help and ‘mentoring’ will do so.
      God Bless you and your family and everyone who comes here for advice! If we all take it to heart and put it into practice, there is no reason to fail.

      Reply

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *