At least not directly. Persistent commitment emphasizes the value of the journey, and in most cases, it shouldn’t alter the destination. Assumptions that it takes a long-time shouldn’t weaken the focus. In fact, it may serve to strengthen it.
Destinations are often connected to hurdles, problems, and cannot happen within the moment. It is often why people fail to reach them.
The business or organization you work for has a journey and a destination. The same may be said about your career.
In hospitality businesses, people sometimes refer to their operation as a destination location. The restaurant outside of town may have to be a destination location.
In these scenarios, it’s important to be persistent in providing the ambiance that draws people to you. Successful operations focus more than just food.
Whether you are problem-solving for your business or planning your career, staying persistent, and being committed matters.
Identifying that the journey may be long shouldn’t alter the commitment.
A career is considered to be comprised of many years. Yet, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be focused, committed, and taking action towards the destination every day.
Some good things take time. It’s true.
Time shouldn’t be confused with weakening or lessening the commitment. It doesn’t mean you should just cruise, lose your focus, or wait on the perfect time.
Feeling that it’s taking too long to get to your destination may make you settle for something less. Not because you can’t get there. Perhaps because the feeling connected with the journey to reach your destination makes you less committed to the requirements of the goal.
It happens for people with diets, exercise routines, and managing personal finances. It may be the cause of business failures or connected with the frustration of navigating your career.
Bottom line, it shouldn’t.
It just shouldn’t happen.
Stay persistent and be committed.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.