90% of Success is Consistent Execution
Think of your goals as the destination – which is over the horizon and out of your direct line of vision.
Think of your action plan as the map you use to continuously ‘tack’ and course-correct to reach your destination. You wouldn’t think of embarking on a journey into the unknown without it – even though you know it will need to be adjusted as you go.
Commitment and persistence are the navigational tools you use to avoid rocks and maneuver through storms – always with your destination in mind. Many people give up when they are only a few steps away from success. If the plan isn’t working, adjust the plan; don’t abandon ship.
Absent commitment and persistence, likely alternatives are:
you may end up ‘somewhere’ you didn’t intend to be
you may drift aimlessly for long periods of time
or you may eventually sink