Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, famously wrote, “Successful people adhere to the ‘no exceptions rule’ when it comes to their daily disciplines. Once you make a 100-percent commitment to something, there are no exceptions.”
A 99% commitment to something is very hard, a 100% commitment is easy. When we’re 99% committed to something we’re faced with decisions. There’s a grey area. For example, say you make a commitment to working out every day and one of your friends calls you to do something else. You tell yourself that you will miss this work out just this one time. You make an exception just this once. Next thing you know you have another slip, you miss another work out, then another, and there goes your commitment.
When you commit to something 100%, things will be easy because your mind is made up. You have no excuses. All your focus will be on what you committed to so you will naturally follow the ‘no exceptions rule’. There will be no room for excuses or reasons why you cannot fulfill your commitments. You’re all in no matter what. Whether you want to make a team or win a championship, you need to make a written plan and you will find a way to put in the work every day. You will work out when you schedule a work out and if something gets in the way, y you will find a way to get the work out done that day.
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