Commit yourself to a dream… Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle — he defeated the fear of trying.

– Robert H. Schuller –

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.

– Nancy Coey-

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.

– Ambrose Bierce –

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.

– Peter Drucker –

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.

– Jean Annouilh (Antigone) –

To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.

– James Baldwin – – (“My Dungeon Shook” The Fire Next Time) –

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

– Margaret Thatcher –

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.

– Ross Perot –

The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Flight to Arras) –