There’s an old quote about a bacon and eggs breakfast. That the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.”
We see people all the time who are curious about a situation, but that’s where it ends. They are what I call “shoppers.” These shoppers only do something when circumstances permit or it’s convenient for them. Basically, they have no skin in the game and if they do commit, it's only cursory and easy for them to back out.
Conversely, when someone is committed, they have a no excuses attitude, and are only interested in results. They are what I call “buyers.” As legendary basketball coach, Pat Riley so eloquently stated, “There are only two options regarding commitment. You are either in or out.”
What’s interesting is that people oftentimes are not aware that they are either a shopper or a buyer or in or out. They just do what they do and get what they get. Here’s the deal, making any sort of positive change in your life requires a lasting commitment, combined with measurable targets, action plans, desired goals, optimism, and hard work. But all this starts with commitment, which allows you to change your life and the lives of others.
So, what is it that conjures up a steeled resolve or unflappable commitment? What is it that keeps people coming back day in and day out and giving something their all? It’s believing in the worthiness of their cause or crusade. A desire for passion. These types of attributes are the driving force behind the past 23 years of GlobalStar’s success. Our desire to create a better company, coupled with highly motivated individuals who were committed to excellence, is what has enabled us to not only sustain, but to expansively lead in the Infor ERP space.