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How Committed Are You Really?

What Your Answer Indicates About Your Leadership Capacity

By Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.Published 3 months ago 3 min read

There are many people in the world who claim to be committed to various causes.

However, as we look past the words these individuals use, we see a very different story.

Though many people "claim" to be committed, they end up revealing they aren't committed at all.

Talk is cheap, and it is very apparent in our world today.

In every walk of life, we see people in positions of Leadership who "say" they are "committed", but we watch as the situation gets worse and those being led get hurt along the way.

We live in a world that lacks many "true" Exemplars.

Of course, there are a couple of individuals here and there, but they are a minority.

So, I'm going to ask some questions, but I don't want you to answer me directly - talk is cheap.

I want you to look into your soul and determine the answer, then ACT on it.

So, how committed are you?

Really, how far are you willing to go for what you say you believe?

When others leave your cause, will you still stand firm?

When opposition arises, will you keep standing against them?

When you lack the resources, will you push to get them?

If money is lacking, will you put your own money on the line?

Will you take the time to find others like yourself and meld efforts toward the goals?

Are you prepared to watch those same individuals walk away from you, yet still stay unmoved?

How many sleepless nights are you willing to endure?

How much slander and lack of remorse are you willing to face?

When times get difficult, are you going to sell out on your values?

When you struggle, will you get the help you need, even if it feels uncomfortable?

Will you continue to defend your stance against the onslaught of individuals and parties who will work against you?

When problems inevitably arise, will you put in extra time, effort, and resources to overcome those problems?

If you are the last one standing, will you keep fighting for what you stand for?

Will you die for what you believe?

How you answer these questions will determine how committed you truly are.

Of course, hopefully, you will never have to "die" for what you believe, but knowing the answer does help you determine your true commitment.

There are no right or wrong answers to any of these either, you don't have to be "all-in" if you don't want to be.

However, this is my advice.

The world has enough individuals who aren't really committed to what they say.

If you aren't committed at a high level, don't pretend to be.

There are too many people who have been let down by individuals who are pretending to care.

The world doesn't need any more people who talk about things they aren't committed to.

If, however, you find yourself committed at high levels, prove it.

Prove it.

What are you going to do about it?

Then, do it.

Don't ask for permission.

Don't wait around for others.

Start doing it.

Make the changes needed in the world.

Live every day as an Exemplar of what you believe.

Show people you mean it.

If you do that, you'll find others along the way.

Some will join you.

Others will be inspired by you.

Not everyone will stay, and not everyone will act, but you can't let that impact you.

You need to stay committed.

The only way the world is going to improve is if you truly commit.

Every ounce of you needs to be ready to stand, fall, get back up, and continue toward the goal.

It won't be pretty, it won't be perfect, and there will be a lot of pain involved.

But the world needs you to stay committed.

Be the Exemplar.

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About the Creator

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.

Creator of the 4X Award-Winning Category "Legendary Leadership" | Faith, Family, Freedom, Future | The Legendary Leadership Coach, Speaker, Writer & Podcast Host | For More of Cody Dakota's Work Go To: https://www.TheLeadership.Guide

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