Interested vs Committed

How to Determine if you are Interested In or Committed To


When you are committed to an expectation or an outcome, there are no excuses. You will take the action necessary to achieve the goal, period. But if you have a desire or something that only interests you, you will only do what is convenient. You will logically create reasons why you can’t do what it takes.

Committed people achieve greatness.

Interested people struggle and live a life of mediocrity and can’t figure out why they feel stuck.

What if the gap between feeling stuck and having massive success, lied in one decision?  It’s the decision to be committed beyond what seems logical.  When you are committed, you are motivated by achieving an emotional feeling that trumps any logical sense.  If you’re curious how you rate on the interested vs. committed scale, then read on.
Here are some ways to know if you are committed or just interested:

  1. If you are interested, you often forget what to do or do only what’s convenient. If you are committed, you do the right things no matter what.
  2. If you are interested, ideas are like tissues – you discard them quickly. Lots of bright shiny objects get your attention but few ever make any real money. If you are committed, you have a solid business model that is designed to produce predictable results.
  3. If you are interested, your fears and resistances rule your life. Your story about what’s possible has you locked into your current level of success. If you are committed, you actively put yourself in a structured framework and invest in ways to shift out of those limitations and focus your energy for greater success.
  4. If you are interested, you focus on staying comfortable and safe. You might see a goal or dream but you aren’t willing to risk anything to get there. If you are committed, you take big (but calculated) risks and regularly live outside your comfort zone.
  5. If you are interested, what people think of you will mean more than achieving your dream. If you are committed, you go for the gold and see criticism for what it is – other people’s fear or insecurity.
  6. If you are interested, perfectionism and fear of failing keep you from making progress. You spend more time paralyzed and figuring out “how” than you do generating results. If you are committed, you strive for 80% clarity then get into motion. You know that results require “in action decisions.”
  7. If you are interested, you give up if things don’t go your way or when failed goals occur. You lose your faith and pursue the next shiny object. If you are committed, you will rise up over any obstacle and realize that it’s just that, a challenge and not a failure.
  8. If you are interested, you will lack resourcefulness and always struggle with money and support. On some level you think you have to do it alone. When you are committed, your vision and power is so strong that you magnetize all the resources you need to achieve great success.

So where are you on the scale of interested versus committed? What would it take to up-level your commitment? What success framework will you build around you?

How can The Profit Game Plan help you with that framework?  Let us know, because it’s ok to ask for help.

It’s what committed people do.