I often refer to Roy Williams on this blog; a man I hold in high regard as a teacher, story teller, savant and polymath. Today I read his Monday Morning Memo and got a good swift kick in the posterior region:
Big things happen for the truly committed on the far side of the breaking point, long after the merely determined have quit and gone home.
Does this sound unreasonable to you? Consider the words of George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw understood commitment.
So did Margaret Mead. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has.” Commitment steps up to pay the price when mere Determination runs for cover.
Read the entire Memo. Perhaps Roy’s kick won’t hurt you quite as much.