dedication: A large amount of time and effort that someone spends on something.

Your level of success is directly connected to your level of dedication. What have you chosen to dedicate yourself to; your children, spouse, health, higher power, career? Most of us dedicate ourselves to each of these things in some facet.

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This quote rings in my ears every day of my life. It reminds me that every breath I take should be taken with a purpose. The purpose should be towards my ultimate goals for how I define success.

Sometimes circumstances give you the need to redefine your future. Do it. Don’t delay. Redefine and rededicate yourself to it.

Lists are awesome. Create a To Do list every evening based on a regular routine. Here is part of mine:







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Those things are not negotiable. The remainder of the list is based on what else I need to accomplish for the day.

Dedication takes practice. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Be flexible. Don’t beat yourself up so you will not attract negative energy to your efforts. Count your accomplishments and learn from your failures then progress. Do not dwell on the fact that you didn’t get something done in the exact time that you intended. Instead figure out the impediment, remove it and try again. This time, more intelligently.

Let motivation be your muse. Whatever gets your mojo going, have it nearby for those times when you feel like stopping. Take a break to recharge. Create a soft time limit on how long you will take your break. Once you are recharged, begin again with renewed vigor.

Why are you willing to dedicate yourself to this journey? Keep a reminder in the forefront of your mind. Never forget it. This is the core of why you need to remain dedicated.

When all else fails, remember the story of the tortoise and the hare. You do not need to be the brightest, fastest or strongest. Dedication takes the place of it. Persist, persist, persist and when in doubt, keep going.







  1. Happy to please Ernie. Come back often.

    - Shalece

  2. Great article, totally what I needed.

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