So I was thinking about tribal society the other day and I realised something that I thought was fundamental to success and in those days, survival of the human race. It was that these hunters who were out protecting the tribe and also hunting for food, were totally committed to what their role in society was.
When they went out to hunt, they were totally committed to returning with the goal, a great big hunk of dead meat! That didn’t mean that they succeeded every time they hunted, sometimes they came back with nothing, but that didn’t matter because they would go out the next day to try again.
You see, they knew they had to in order to survive, so each any every one of them got committed. There were rituals to get people committed to the tribe, or to their spouses or to their mission. Everything was based on making firm decisions and taking committed actions.
what’s happening today?
Fast forward to today and you have a total complete opposite. In fact most people are generally uncommitted and commitment phobic. I don’t mean from just a relationship aspect, but from their life in general.
When Richard Branson sold Virgin Records to fund Virgin Atlantic, do you think he was committed to making it work. Of course he was! When Freddy Mercury got out on stage to sing at his concerts, do you think he was committed to giving it his greatest energy. When Roger Federer steps out on the tennis courts, don’t you think he commits to every shot he plays.
Listen people, to get success in whatever you want in your life, you need to get committed. It’s that simple. The problem we have today is that everything just seems too comfortable. It’s like that really comfortable sofa, the moment you sit down you don’t want to get up again.
If that’s how you treat yourself in life, the moment you get comfortable is the moment you stop growing, stop living and start decaying. Just being comfortable is the number one killer to ambition and drive. You gotta ask yourself, are you content with just being comfortable and not pushing it further to achieve more, to get more opportunities and to live life fully?