“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.”― Irving Stone
As kids and adults, we have heard the need to be dedicated to our work. Great emphasis is given to dedication as a positive trait in personality development.
More than naught, dedication delivers success in life. Dedication is a sticky glue that keeps us on track to achieve our goals.
Dedication requires a person to be fully devoted to something. It is being committed to doing a specific task efficiently and effectively.
It can be intangible like achieving a certain goal, completing a task, or getting the desired result. It can also be something physical, like supporting a cause, becoming part of a religion, or a sports team.
Dedication leads to success in the long run. It helps us to keep pushing through despite challenges and difficulties. If you are dedicated to what you are doing, then you’ll always find a reason to keep doing it.
Hence, the reasons you are dedicated to your work are also the reason that keeps moving you forward and makes you reach success.
At times in life, one might feel that they are not doing as well as expected in any work that they are doing. It could be a job, studies, hobbies, or relationship.
But if the person were to stop and check if they were dedicated to their work or not, they’d also realize where the problem lies.
Once you dedicate yourself to whatever that is that you are doing, you’ll find yourself excelling in it. This is how dedication ensures success.
Dedication is not easy and requires patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took ages to be built. Its builders might have gone to dust but Rome still exists to this day.
Dedication is not for immediate results. Dedication is a marathon that needs you to keep focus and remain dedicated to your task at hand.
With dedication, the chances of distraction are eliminated. Because without dedication, it’ll be easy to get distracted and consequently sideline the task at hand.
To truly motivate yourself to be dedicated to something, start with the result in mind. If you know where or what your destination is, then you are more likely to remain dedicated to it.
Besides, by knowing what you want to achieve, you can check where you have reached so far and what efforts or steps you need to take to reach success.
By being dedicated to your goal, you’ll stick by it come any storm. You’ll cross hurdles and find ways to keep pushing until you have achieved your goal.
Bear in mind that dedication without hard work is like sitting in a raft over listless water. If you are dedicated, then you’ll work hard, and any hard-working person obviously is dedicated to his goal.
There is no shortcut to success. It is a long arduous winding road. Only if you have dedication, you’ll keep moving forward on the path.
But if you are susceptible to distractions, then it will take more time and effort to reach your destination. With dedication, you’ll reach home, without dedication you’ll probably give up too soon.
Victor Hugo took 17 years to complete his novel Les Miserables which he started in 1830. Imagine 17 years of dedication to complete what is considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.
It is easy to start but hard to complete. The journey to your goal is a lonely one, but your dedication to reach the destination is the shadow that never leaves your side.
You’ll fall and dedication will pick you up. You may lose sight but dedication will light your path.